Monday, March 19, 2012

DIY: Record Player Jewelry Box

Upon reading this post via A Beautiful Mess, I was inspired to try a little jewelry box makeover of my own. I thought about repainting it and adding polka dots or stripes but I wanted to do something a little out of the ordinary. That's when I came up with this record player idea!

What you'll need:

  • old jewelry box
  • hot glue
  • spray paint (your color of choice)
  • black spray paint
  • primer
  • construction paper (red and white)
  • wooden dowel
  • clothespin
  • prescription bottle tops
  • empty ribbon spool

Sand the rough parts of your box before painting. Depending on what your jewelry box looks like, this step might not be necessary.

Primer and then spray paint the box the color of your choice. I chose silver.

Decide what items you will use for the top. I chose to use items from around my house, including: half of a clothespin, a wooden dowel, half of a ribbon spool, and a couple of prescription bottle caps.

Primer and spray paint these items. I chose to paint them black.

Once your ribbon spool is dry, add construction paper circles using glue to make it look like a record. I used a tiny black paper circle from a hole punch for the center.

Hot glue everything to the top of your box and you're all set!


  1. I LOVE this! I am going to feature it in one of my DIY Ideas posts coming up!

  2. Haha! That is hilarious and awesome all in one.

    1. And to think, I almost threw that old jewelry box away... what a waste that would have been!

  3. Oh, my! That is so adorable! What a fun makeover!

  4. well aren't you clever! HI by the way.. I'm a newer follower and I don't think I've officially said hello.. thanks for posting your creativity here!
    Mel ;o)
    needle and nest design

    1. Hi Melissa! Thank YOU for stopping by the blog! :)

  5. Oh gosh that is too cute! Love it!!
    xo Heather

  6. elizabeth, this is SO freaking cute!! i love it

  7. wow!! this is so cute ^^
    great idea!! :)

  8. Thanks for sharing this project I have added it to one of my Pinterest boards

  9. Great job! I really enjoyed it.