Vintage Jewelry Box – Intricate Cut Files

Everyone needs a place to store their precious things. Today, I’m excited to share a project with you that is just perfect for housing keepsakes! So, gather up some pretty cardstock, and let’s make this lovely, vintage jewelry box together.

Vintage Jewelry Box

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Vintage Jewelry Box

Vintage Jewelry Box
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Vintage Jewelry Box

Learn how to build the most exquisite paper jewelry box you've ever laid eyes on.

Materials

Instructions

  • Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces for your vintage jewelry box.
    Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don't forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you're having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.

Layering Your Pieces

  • Layer all of the decorative gold and navy blue pieces together, like so.
    Then, attach them to the corresponding, green exterior pieces.

Assembling the Box

  • Take the black box piece and fold along the score lines. Fold the sides upward and glue the tabs to the interior of the side walls
    Attach the two decorative square(ish) panels to the sides of the box, and attach one of the large decorative pieces to the front. Don't attach the other large decorative piece to the back just yet.

Assembling the Interior

  • Take your six little rectangle pieces and fold along the score lines.
    Take two of the rectangles and sandwich them together with glue—ensuring that the tabs flare outward. Repeat two more times.
    Add glue to the tabs and insert the three rectangular walls into the bottom of the box: dividing the space into four equal quadrants.
    Finish this section by lining the four slots with the pink rectangle pieces.
  • Take your interior shelf piece and fold along the score lines. Fold the sides upward and glue the tabs to the interior of the side walls.
    Sandwich the two scalloped wall pieces together (attaching with glue).
    Add glue to the tabs of the little wall and insert it in the center of the box: dividing the space into two equal quadrants.
    Finish this section by lining the two sections with the pink square pieces (not pictured because I am forgetful).

Assembling the Lid

  • Take your lid piece and fold along the score lines. Fold the sides inward and glue the tabs to the interior of the side walls.
    Take your silver piece and glue it to the interior of the lid.
    Then, take the navy blue frame piece and attach it to the interior walls of the lid using the tabs provided. Repeat the process with the gold frame piece.
    Note: Ignore the fact that the gold frame photo was taken somewhat out of order. I don't know where my mind was with this tutorial...I could probably use more sleep.
  • Once the interior pieces of your lid are in place, attach your decorative strips to the long outside edges of the front and back of your lid.
    Next, attach the flap on the back of your lid to the backside of the box (this will act as the lid's hinge). Then, glue the final decorative panel on top to cover it.
    Add some little gem/ribbon embellishments, and your jewelry box is complete!

Notes

When assembled, this project is about 5" wide, 3" tall, and 2.5" deep.

View the full-size photo tutorial below.

Supplies

How to Make It

1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces for your vintage jewelry box.

Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.

 

Layering Your Pieces

2. Layer all of the decorative gold and navy blue pieces together, like so.

Then, attach them to the corresponding, green exterior pieces.

 

Assembling the Box

3. Take the black box piece and fold along the score lines. Fold the sides upward and glue the tabs to the interior of the side walls

Attach the two decorative square(ish) panels to the sides of the box, and attach one of the large decorative pieces to the front. Don’t attach the other large decorative piece to the back just yet.

 

Assembling the Interior

4. Take your six little rectangle pieces and fold along the score lines.

Take two of the rectangles and sandwich them together with glue—ensuring that the tabs flare outward. Repeat two more times.

Add glue to the tabs and insert the three rectangular walls into the bottom of the box: dividing the space into four equal quadrants.

Finish this section by lining the four slots with the pink rectangle pieces.

5. Take your interior shelf piece and fold along the score lines. Fold the sides upward and glue the tabs to the interior of the side walls.

Sandwich the two scalloped wall pieces together (attaching with glue).

Add glue to the tabs of the little wall and insert it in the center of the box: dividing the space into two equal quadrants.

Finish this section by lining the two sections with the pink square pieces (not pictured because I am forgetful).

 

Assembling the Lid

6. Take your lid piece and fold along the score lines. Fold the sides inward and glue the tabs to the interior of the side walls.

Take your silver piece and glue it to the interior of the lid.

Then, take the navy blue frame piece and attach it to the interior walls of the lid using the tabs provided. Repeat the process with the gold frame piece.

Note: Ignore the fact that the gold frame photo was taken somewhat out of order. I don’t know where my mind was with this tutorial…I could probably use more sleep.

7. Once the interior pieces of your lid are in place, attach your decorative strips to the long outside edges of the front and back of your lid.

Next, attach the flap on the back of your lid to the backside of the box (this will act as the lid’s hinge). Then, glue the final decorative panel on top to cover it.

Add some little gem/ribbon embellishments, and your jewelry box is complete!

If you would like to be able to secure the lid more easily, a bit of Velcro or a string/brad fastener connecting the lid to the front of the box will do the trick. I know for a fact that I have both of those things on hand, but I just couldn’t seem to find them in amongst my craft supplies when I needed them. Isn’t that always how it goes?

Vintage Jewelry Box

I use Adobe Illustrator for all my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy making this vintage jewelry box for yourself! I’d love to see your results, so be sure to share them with me by either tagging me on Instagram or by sharing your work in my Facebook Group.

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7 Comments

7 Comments on Vintage Jewelry Box – Intricate Cut Files

  1. YVONNE TUCKER
    April 11, 2024 at 7:33 am (1 month ago)

    5 stars
    this is so adorable.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      April 11, 2024 at 10:14 am (1 month ago)

      Thank you so much, Yvonne!!

      Reply
  2. Helen J Roberts
    April 11, 2024 at 10:24 am (1 month ago)

    5 stars
    Great little gift box for handmade jewelry. You can make it masculine or feminine. Thank you for another great share.

    Reply
  3. Jeanette
    April 11, 2024 at 11:25 pm (1 month ago)

    Beautiful work! Thank you for the design.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      April 18, 2024 at 9:03 am (1 month ago)

      You are very welcome! I’m glad you like it. 💕

      Reply
  4. Zulma
    April 19, 2024 at 7:38 pm (1 month ago)

    5 stars
    MUY LINDO JOYERO, GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR

    Reply
    • Mandee
      April 25, 2024 at 3:32 pm (4 weeks ago)

      You are very welcome! I’m glad you like it, Zulma. 💕

      Reply

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