5 Minute DIY: How to Make a Mini Jewelry Dish with a Box Lid

5 Minute DIY //  How to Make a Mini Jewelry Dish with a Box Lid

Remember those kraft boxes I used last week for that DIY hanging planter project? Well, I saved the lids so I could create these DIY jewelry dishes. And I wanted to share the super quick tutorial.

You only need two supplies for this project: kraft box lids and gloss enamel paint. That’s it. You don’t even need a paint brush!

Want to make your own? Here’s how…

Supplies for Jewelry Dish

Supplies: small kraft box lids (available at crafts stores in the paper mache crafts aisle) and gloss enamel paint

How To:

1. To make your own jewelry and trinket dishes, squirt glass enamel paint into the lid of a kraft box. I used three different colors to create a colorful abstract design.

2. Then, tip the lid over on it’s side and start gently taping the lid on a flat surface. This will move the paint around and give it a haphazard design.

Note: Don’t be afraid to use a decent amount of paint for each dish. Using a little more paint than necessary will soften the edges of the lid and make it appear more dish than lid. Plus, it’s fun to have a bunch of paint to move around the interior and exterior.

3. Continue this process until the entire lid is covered in paint (sides and all). Then, wait for the paint to dry overnight before using. That’s it!

5 Minute DIY // How to Make a Mini Jewelry Dish with Two Supplies

My only complaint about the finished pieces is that I wish there was a little bit more control over the type of abstract designs created. My favorite dishes are the ones that don’t look marbled. But some of that part of the process is just luck. You get what you get, kind of.

BUT you can go back and add more paint in certain ares that you don’t like (even before it dries) and tap the sides again to move the paint around. So, if you end up with a design you’re really not crazy about, you can easily salvage it with more paint.

5 Minute DIY // How to Make a Jewelry Dish with a Box Lid

5 Minute DIY // How to Make a Jewelry Dish with a Box Lid

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff


2015’s Biggest Kitchen Decor Trends

Gone are the days when kitchens were purely functional rooms. Now, we cook in them, we eat in them and we hang out with our friends in them. And since this is where you spend a lot of your time, there should be a good amount of design thoughtfulness that goes into it. Sure, function is still important, but creating a comfortable space for visiting and socializing is just as important. From unique lighting to textured surfaces and metallic details, this season’s kitchen trends are all about comfort and style, and we’re totally obsessed.


1. Copper Accents: Copper is still going strong in the design world, and we’re not complaining. Whether your kitchen is modern and minimal or country chic, copper adds just the right amount of warmth and glam. Go bold with copper pendant lighting or just pick up some copper pots to display on your open shelves. (via A House in the Hills)


2. Green Cabinets: We love a colorful kitchen, but lately there has been an increase in sage, olive and mint colors. Green brings a modern and vibrant vibe to any space and makes the kitchen feel a little bit country but totally sophisticated. (via Better Homes and Gardens)


3. Accent Furniture: The kitchen is really the heart of the home, and you should encourage people to spend time together by bringing in comfortable seating. Guests can lounge in a cushy breakfast nook and keep you company while you finish prepping dinner. (via Lonny)


4. Color Pop: We’re always on board with a good pop of color. From painting the bar stools to adding bright dishware, color is the best way to add more personality and style to your kitchen. (via Hally’s)


5. Unique Lighting: Whether you want to go for a glamorous crystalchandelier or a quirky metal pendant, lighting is a great way to update your kitchen without doing too much work. (via Raya Todorova)


6. Rustic Textures: Rough wood texture is a fun way to add visual interest to your kitchen, especially when paired with marble countertops and metallic accents. Plus you don’t have to redo your whole kitchen to get the look! Just add some open shelving with wood boards to bring in some natural texture. (via Molly Barnard Grant Design)


7. Marble Everything: From countertops to vases and everything in between, you can’t go wrong with marble. With its sleek and dramatic look, marble can be paired with dark cabinets for a stunning modern look or light cabinets to keep things cool and fresh. (via Fancy!)


8. User-Friendly Open Shelving: True, open shelving is nothing new, but it is still super practical, pretty and functional. Add open shelves to your kitchen to make your space feel inviting and lived in all at the same time. (via Esther Jostmeijer)


9. Geometric Shapes: Geometric shapes are still totally in, and we say the more unique, the better. Add some geometric patterns with cool light fixtures or a tiled backsplash. (via Style Blueprint)


10. Tile It Up: Fairly easy to install and available in all kinds of colors and styles, the backsplash is a great place to start when it comes to adding color or depth to your kitchen. (via Lonny)

What are your favorite kitchen trends this season? Tell us what you’re loving in the comments below!