Try this gemstone jewerly box project and keep your jewelry in a dazzling box decorated with gems that match the colors of your room.
What You'll Need:
- 63 craft sticks
- 5 wooden barrel beads
- Silver acrylic paint
- Assorted faux gems
- Craft glue
How to Make a Gemstone Jewelry Box
Step 1: Line up 12 craft sticks side by side on your work surface. Glue a craft stick across the top and another across the bottom to hold the sticks in place. (This piece will become the box lid.) Set it aside for now.
Step 2: Repeat step 1, using 11 sticks instead of 12, to make the box base.
Step 3: With the cross-sticks facing up, place another set of craft sticks on the opposite 2 edges of the base, perpendicular to the first set of cross-sticks. Glue in place where the sticks overlap each other. Build up the sides in this manner, alternating the top and bottom edges with the left and right, until there are a total of 10 sticks on each side. Let dry.
Step 4: Glue a barrel bead to the bottom of each corner of the base, and glue the last barrel bead to the middle of the lid (on the top side -- not the side with the cross-sticks). Let dry.
Step 5: Paint all surfaces of the box and lid silver. Let dry. Glue gems to the lid to decorate.
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