DIY Jewelry Box – Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is literally right around the corner. I love holidays and birthdays and making gifts for those special dates for the special people in my life. I decided that one of my gifts for my mom on Mother’s Day will be a jewelry box because I thought that it would be the perfect thing she could reach for for her favorite jewelry. Aside from the DIY jewelry box, I will be giving you some Mother’s Day gift ideas that you can make yourself to celebrate your mom.


Cut Main Pieces


The first thing I did was cutting the main pieces of cardboard I was going to use for the whole project. I first did the main body of the jewelry box. I decided to make a relatively small jewelry box because I didn’t want it to be too bulky to the point that you couldn’t put it anywhere.

I made a horizontal division so that the box would have two tiers. On the top, one would be the rings and bracelets, and on the bottom, one would be the earrings. I then made the pieces for the tray holding the earrings.

Since the cardboard that I was using didn’t allow me to cut it all in one piece, I took them and connected them with leftover paper from other projects.

I will make sure to leave all the measurements on the pictures.

mothers day box measurements


I took foam that I had saved up from packaging and made a sheet to hold the earrings and a few blocks of it to use on the ring section. So that foam wouldn’t get everywhere, I covered it with the felt paper I had using tacky glue.

I will be leaving the measurements to these in the picture too.

mothers day foam measurements

Glue Pieces Together

mothers day tray

I then moved forward to gluing all of the main pieces of the body and the tray using tacky glue. I would recommend you use hot glue as the tacky glue takes quite a bit of time to set.

To the pieces that didn’t have flaps to connect themselves, I glued scraps of paper to connect it to one another. I will make sure to leave the marks in the picture above.


This part is completely optional. Since the cardboard I was using was cardstock like in terms of its thinness, I decided to paper mache it and that’s when the good old Elmer’s glue comes at hand on a bowl mixed with water. I used magazine paper but you could use newspaper paper and it would be good to go. I dipped the strips of paper in the bowl and once taken out, I covered the DIY jewelry box with it including the tray.


This is also quite optional. The magazine paper would be good enough to use as decoration but I wanted to add a light coat of paint to match it with the felt paper and give it a more cohesive look overall.


Lastly, I made a handle with a thick strip of magazine paper and added velcro the opening of the box to give it a secure closure. I also added the blocks of foam to the left side of the top of the box and a piece of velcro to the bottom of the right side.

I finished it off adding ribbon to the handle of the tray, the opening flap, and to the earring foam holder sot that you can take it out easily from the tray.

If you have any questions about this DIY jewelry box feel free to leave them in the comment section down below.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I will leave a few gift ideas that are simple and thoughtful.

  • Postcard Letter=One of the sweetest ways one can show love and appreciation to someone you care about is through a thoughtful letter.
  • Poem=If you want to be a little more artistic about it you can write a poem for your mom. I’m sure she’ll love it.
  • Self-Care Basket=Often moms are so focused on their family and work, that they forget to take care of themselves. I Self-Care basket could be great and it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. You could just add her favorite movie, snack, and blanket and she’ll be good to go. You could also print her out the Ultimate Self-Love and Care Workbook (shameless self-promo, hehe) which you can get by subscribing to my weekly email newsletter.
  • Menu=Another great idea would be creating a restaurant ambiance with a menu card. Even if it is based off of cookies and milk, I’m sure she will appreciate it (or at least get a good laugh from it).

Anyways, remember that the gift is not the most important thing, it is the intention and love behind it. I am extremely grateful for all my family and to my mom: Happy Mother’s Day. I am extremely grateful for my mom and forever will be. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas in the world and wishing you the best always.

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Be Yourself, Be Happy, Be Human.
Lots of Love, Patrick.


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