Bridesmaids’ Cameo Jewellery Boxes

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Alicia Parsons (Akimbo)

I’m excited to share with you another DIY project from our wedding!

I had bought jewellery and headbands for my bridesmaids and wanted a nice way to present their gifts the night before the wedding. I decided to make some jewellery boxes so that the wrapping was actually part of the gift. Remember how I lined the invitation envelopes with vintage book pages? Well I had some left over and thought I’d incorporate that to carry through the theme.

Atypical Type A - jewellery box tutorial

You will need:

  • Wooden jewellery box (available from craft stores)
  • Adhesive-backed felt
  • Old book pages
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod podge
  • Scissors
  • Small screwdriver
  • Glue stick
  • Ruler
  • Scalpel

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1. Take a photo of your maid’s profile. Make it into a silhouette and print in the mirror image to how you want the final product.

2. Glue the silhouette onto the back of the book page.

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3&4. Cut out the silhouette.

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5. Unscrew the hinges of the box.

6. Paint the box and allow to dry. Attach the cameo to the box lid with Mod Podge and cover with as many coats as desired (more coats will produce a glossier effect).

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7. Measure the dimensions of the inside of the box.

8. Cut felt to size.

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9. Stick felt to the inside bottom of the box.

10. Continue until all sides are lined.

11. If the hinge holes have been filled with paint or varnish, use a skewer or toothpick to unblock.

12. Replace the hinges.

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And there they are! Three pretty boxes for my three pretty ladies.

Ms Polka Dot says: Another simple crafty project from the very talented Alicia from Akimbo. See some of her other projects here and here You can really start to see how her own wedding came together. See her wedding stationery business Akimbo here and her blog here.

Alicia says: Hi, my name is Alicia and I am a paper addict.

I love designing quirky invitations through my business Akimbo. I’m also the Atypical Type A, my blog where I share projects and inspiration for home, parties and weddings.
My favourite cocktail? A Japanese Slipper!

  • Friday Roundup | Polka Dot Bride says:
    December 10, 2010 at 10:33 am

    […] Alicia also shared a tutorial on gorgeous cameo boxes you can make yourself for your bridesmaids! […]

  • unique wedding invites says:
    May 24, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I love wedding DIY crafts! This is really good! I can also imagine this for wedding favors



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