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DIY Gold Rimmed Acrylic Jewelry Box

gold trim acrylic jewelry box

Happy Wednesday, guys!  I’ve got a really fun (and very glam) DIY for you today that I think you’ll love! It’s a gold trimmed acrylic jewelry box and it’s made from the same clear frames we used for our New Years Eve party trays!  It’s a brilliant use for a cheap find.

It’s easier than I thought to create a custom box with these clear plastic frames, I added a bit of gold into the inside corners of the frames just for a chic geometric type detail.   You could even add some pretty felt or patterned paper to the bottom of your creation for added customization.

Gold rimmed jewelry box gold frame acrylic jewelry box

Want to give this DIY a try?  Keep reading for step by step photos and instructions as well as links to purchase any of the materials!

acrylic and gold jewelry box


acrylic jewelry box tutorial

ONE place painters tape over the place you’ll put the hinges.  Mark your drilling spot directly onto the tape.  Drill through the plastic and tape where you made your marks.  Drill at a high speed without pushing hard on the drill. TWO screw the hinges into place. If they’re a little wobbly, use sped glue under the hinges and screws for extra hold. THREE using the paint pen, trace along the inner corners of the top and bottom frames. FOUR place four non-skid pads onto the bottom of your box.

optional: If you’d like to purchase separate screws which are shorter and not sharp (but the same width!), that would work since you’re pre-drilling your holes anyway. I did not do that here, but in hindsight, I would.

gold lined jewelry box

There, wasn’t that easy?  How would you customize your jewelry box?


20 Comments on “DIY Gold Rimmed Acrylic Jewelry Box”

  1. Christine January 22, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    Wow, this is so pretty, I LOVE IT!!! I also have a snow day off of law school today, so I may be in the mood for a DIY… :)

  2. Kristin January 22, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    What a great idea!!!! I love the way this looks.

  3. candace January 22, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    These frames used to cover my walls in high school. I never would have thought they could look so glamorous!

    • Erin | House of Earnest January 22, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

      Candace – That is so funny! These actual ones used to cover MY walls in High School. I needed a new use for a plastic container full of them!

  4. Kathy T. January 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Love this! I love that you used frames…so ingenious.

  5. Carla January 22, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    Such a great DIY! Glamourous and functional at the same time – love it.

  6. Cara January 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    Your DIY projects are always fabulous!! Cannot wait to make this :)

  7. Beeta January 22, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

    This is such a neat idea! The finished product looks gorgeous, can’t wait to do this! Thanks for sharing the idea! xo

  8. Vicky January 24, 2014 at 7:29 am #

    So So beautiful! I wish i lived in the U.S. so i could get my hands on the materials!

    Such a gorgeous jewellery box :)

  9. Amanda January 24, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    What a great DIY idea, but I especially love those earrings! Where are they from?

  10. Jess January 25, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    I love this!!! I feel like I need to make one of these asap!

  11. Colleen Pastoor January 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Gorgeous! So affordable for something so pretty.

  12. Angela January 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    What a great DIY! i love it! It was so nice to meet you at alt :) http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

  13. hongmei wang March 7, 2014 at 1:27 am #

    There, wasn’t that easy? How would you customize your jewelry box?

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