Keepsake Box

Keepsake Box
Keepsake Box - Wood Craft
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Keepsake and jewelry boxes have been given as special memory gifts for many many years.  This is a wonderful craft that is so versatile and makes a lovely personalized homemade gift.  You can easily adapt this wood box to many uses for many different loved ones and recipients.  Or make one for yourself to keep cherished items in.  From jewelry box to keepsake box - whatever it be, it is sure to be a treasured gift!

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate


Jewelry box or box w/ hinge

Craft Paint

Foam brush

Stamps or vinyl




Step 1: Paint Box and let dry- If you are wanting to have more of an antique look to your jewelry box like this one you will want to use an off white craft paint and either water your paint down to white wash the box or use a light brush over technique and shoe polish for darkening the wood after lightly sanding when paint is dry.

Step 2: Apply Vinyl or write lettering with Paint Pen and glue embellishments- this box would look cute with a photo Mod Podged on top or a large initial too- the possibilities are endless!


If you liked this wood craft, you may also enjoy:

Christmas Photo Box

Keepsake Christmas Ornament Box

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About The Author

Jenny Newman is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys creating new projects, patterns, and activities and crafting meaningful home-made treasures.  Her signature crafting style is simple, affordable and fun!  We hope you enjoy Jenny's crafts and patterns as much as we do.