12 Simple DIY Jewelry Box Plans to Do on Weekends (Free)

Last Updated on April, 2024

A jewelry box for any lady as a gift is simply perfect as it’ll do a world of good for them. So if you’ve been thinking of a note-worthy gift that you can present to that lady in your life, this is it.

However, many think that building a jewelry box requires a lot of work. Even though that might be true for some boxes, not all of them are hard to piece together.

Below, I’ve listed some of the simplest jewelry box plans that you can start working on right now. All of the free plans below include their own building instruction, tools and materials needed, sample pictures along with cutting lists. So there are zero worries.

Keep reading, see what’s right for you and get to work!


12 Free Jewelry Box Plans You Can Try

1. Easy Jewelry Box

The first plan on this list is from the talented woodworker Ana White.

She is well known for crafting a variety of different types of jewelry cases. Out of all, as the name suggests, this one was the easiest to build.

It’s a fun project to work on, and if you’re new to woodworking, this is great to start with. 

The majority of the materials needed to craft this might already be at your disposal, plus the use of power machines for this build is fairly limited.

These are the tools required to build the Easy Jewelry Box:

  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Hammer
  • Speed Square
  • Level
  • Safety Glasses
  • Ear Protection
  • Circular Saw
  • Sander
  • Brad Nailer
  • Miter Saw

As you can see, these are everything you’ll pretty much have if you’re a woodworker. And when it comes to the materials, this build needs relatively few, such as:

  • 1 1/4 inch finish nails
  • 120 grit sandpaper
  • Elmer’s Wood Glue
  • Elmer’s Wood Filler
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • primer
  • wood conditioner

To find out the dimensions, shopping lists, extra sample images, cut list and more, check out Ana’s site. You can even find a pdf plan for this build in there. The pdf plan is downloadable and contains further, more detailed info on how to craft the Easy Jewelry Box.

Find Out More on How to Build the Easy Jewelry Box Here.

2. Simple Wooden Jewelry Box

This is another great free jewelry box plan hailing from Fix This Build That; you might know them already if you’re not new to woodworking. It’s a perfectly easy to build small jewelry box and whoever you make this for is gonna absolutely love it. 

Building this jewelry box requires relatively less time and effort. And not to mention, the tools and materials needed for this build are everything you might have around you.

Speaking of tools, almost all required ones are very much basic: 

  • SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander
  • Miter saw
  • Tablesaw
  • F-clamps
  • Web clamp
  • Random Orbital Sander
  • Spring clamps

Almost all woodworkers have these tools. Looking at the materials for this project, you’ll need maple and walnut. The project will also cost relatively less money compared to most other builds in this list since it’s maple.

Just so you know, Instead of maple, you can use any other wood too. 

Anyways, apart from that, if you’re to know other most important details and instructions about the Simple Wooden Jewelry Box, check out the complete walkthrough published on their website by clicking here or below I’ll link the video on their YouTube channel.

See the Full Plan Video Here.

3. Treasured Wood Jewelry Box

Popular woodworking is known for outdoing themselves with classy builds, and this Treasured Wood Jewelry Box is one of them. If you are looking to build a box that seems kinda luxurious, then you’ll have to go with this.

It could cost more than some of the projects listed here, but it’ll be well worth it. 

To create the whole box, you can use several types of wood, plus the build takes advantage of a very rare wood which I’ll list below. That gives you the opportunity to create a jewelry box that’s unique to you and within your linkings.

Timewise, you’re looking at a two-day project here, which is fine if you take the end result into consideration. Most of the time gets soaked into cutting and fitting, and that’s obvious. 

Here is the set of tools required to build the Treasured Wood Jewelry Box:

  • Band saw 
  • Table saw
  • Dado stack
  • Router table 
  • hand tools
  • box-joint jig

As for the material, you’ll need; spalted wood which highlights the center of the lid. But that’s not it; as mentioned above, woods such as Cherry, Walnut, or Mahogany can be used to piece together the rest of the box exterior. 

You won’t be having a hard time figuring out how to piece it all together because Popular woodworking has instructed and explained everything step-by-step and as detailed as possible.

If you’re interested, you can start working on this great plan right now by clicking here.

4. Fancy Jewelry Box

Another Ana White build, and this time it’s more complex, unlike the previous one, which was relatively straightforward. 

The process here gets more complex because you’re not going to just build a small box. Instead, this jewelry box includes additional drawers along with cupboards which provide more storage. With that, you can even insert hooks to hang chains and similar stuff.

Pulling off this project can take time if you’re a beginner. However, pros could get it done in a single day at the office. 

Even though it takes time if you’re a beginner, it could be a fun and worthwhile experience nonetheless. 

Regarding costs, it is much more acceptable than what we looked at earlier.

Tools wise, it’s pretty much the same as Easy Jewelry Box; you’ll need:

  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Hammer
  • Speed Square
  • Safety Glasses
  • Ear Protection
  • Circular Saw
  • Sander
  • Brad Nailer
  • Miter Saw
  • Drill

Creating the box and drawers requires plywood, framing lumber and project boards. Worth mentioning that this will be one heavy gift box because of the added parts.

Anyways if you’re ready to take this on as your next project, you can do it right away because, once again, Ana is so generous to provide all the relevant details on this project. 

To find out the shopping list, cut list, dimensions and all information you need, you can head over to Ana’s website by clicking here.

And like her previous plan, this too has a pdf version. Make sure you don’t miss out on it, as it’s way more detailed with pictures than what’s mentioned in the blog.

5. Simple Jewelry Box For Beginners (No Power Tools Required)

If you’re looking to make a jewelry box with no power tools whatsoever, then this might be it. 

Instructables are great for putting out beginner friendly woodworking projects, and this one is right up there on that list. 

This simple wooden jewelry box is, without a doubt, by far the easiest one on this list. You can build this jewelry box even if you know nothing about woodworking. It’s that simple. And the cherry on top is that you don’t need power machines to build it, which is great.

Even though it’s easier to put together, it can still fit more than what you think of. Rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, anything can fit in here with zero problems. 

The project takes much less time and costs much less. So if you’re on a tight budget and don’t want to spend extra, this could be a great option.

To start, you’ll need a very basic set of tools, all of which you might have even if you are not a woodworker:

  • Screwdriver
  • Wire Cutters/Pliers
  • Ruler
  • Saw and/or Knife
  • Drill
  • Chisel 
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood Glue

For material, you won’t need much. Clear pine will be used for the box, and thick basswood is suggested for the interior. Other than that, Hinges, Hasp and Wire Mesh are needed to finish off. 

As for building instructions and other important details, you can head over to the Instructables website. Worth a mention; a pdf plan is available in there, too, don’t miss out.

6. Jewelry Cabinet

Time to take it up a notch, this time it’s a cabinet instead of a box. 

Jewelry boxes can carry a relatively small amount of jewelry, which can be a problem for someone with jewelry brimming down their closet.

The jewelry cabinet clears all that concern. These are huge and are able to store way more than what the boxes can. 

However, building one takes way more time and will be challenging for beginners as proper handling of power tools are essential.

Money and resources are also something to consider if you’re thinking of building a cabinet.

Anyways if none of those matters to you, you are getting an absolutely worthy piece of equipment that’ll bring joy to anyone who’s receiving it. 

The cabinet will contain six drawers, fold-out sides and a mirror on top, as shown in the image. As you can, putting all these together is not easy, and you might have an idea why this is one of the difficult ones on this list.

You’ll also need a lot of tools to make this project possible. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sand Paper
  • Wood Glue
  • 6 Drawer Knobs 
  • Hinges 
  • Mirror And Supports
  • Pocket Hole Screws
  • Brad Nails
  • Lid Support
  • Hooks
  • Magnet Catch
  • Primer/Paint

And for materials, you’ll need a lot, just like the tools. Here are some of those: plywood, boards, underlayment plywood, molding and plywood banding. 

That’s what you’ll need to get started. Then, if you’re ready, Her Tool Belt has all the vital information along with instructions written step-by-step. To start the project, click here.

7. DIY Jewelry Box

Back to the traditional box once again, and this time one of the easiest ones to create. It’s so easy to the point where any of the power tools aren’t needed. 

The plan is from homeyohmy and is one of the elegant and luxurious looking cases on this list. 

Not to mention how easy it is to build this piece. You don’t even have to prepare a box. Instead, you’ll have to buy one and make all the adjustments to make it your own.

You’ll be spending way less time and money compared to most other cases on this list. And speaking of time, you can get this done within a day, most probably.

So, if you’re interested, you can learn more by clicking here.

8. Oak Jewelry Box

Instructables at it again, but this time with a more advanced one, the oak jewelry box. 

This is an excellent-looking wooden jewelry box that got its name on this list because of how the assembly was made and how the lid was made. 

And that unique lid is what makes this box a little bit more difficult to make, too, especially for novice woodworkers. Without proper experience, the time it takes to pull off this project can increase by many hours or even days. 

However, all that hard work would pay off perfectly if you finish off the project. Because you’ll be having one of the most beautiful jewelry boxes out there that’ll look great sitting no matter the place it’s kept. 

Tools, materials all required to get the project done are listed in the plan. And along with those, there’s a detailed instruction guide broken into nine steps to help you get started and finish off the build without any hassle.

Check out the free plan right here.

9. Three Great Jewelry Box Plans For Someone Special

You might find the name quite awkward for this one, don’t worry, though; this is not the name of the jewelry box. It’s the name of this plan. 

This plan does not have just one project; there are three, as illustrated in the picture above:

  • Jewelry Chest
  • Twister jewelry box 
  • Dovetailed Keepsake

These are all three of the plans you’ll come across here. Everything in here is again from Popular Woodworking, the creators of the Treasured Wood Jewelry Box, which we took a look at earlier. 

Compared with Treasured Wood Jewelry Box, I would say all are the same regarding time, resources and other factors. However, some beginners might find the Twister box to be difficult as getting its shape would be challenging. 

Anyways, since there are three of them, you can pick the one you feel is suitable for you. To know all relevant details, like building pictures, instructions, tools, materials, and measurements, click here.

10. Jewelry Box With Drawers

This is most probably the least expensive jewelry box on this list. Inexpensive; I mean to create. It costs just $9 for everything needed to make it possible.

Yes, you heard it right, just nine bucks for a full-fledged jewelry box. 

Not only is it so cheap to make, but also takes way less time to complete. Also, as the name suggests, it even has multiple drawers. Plus, the requirement of tools and materials to make this simple wooden jewelry box is also way less.

The builder uses MDF to create the box; however, he suggests that you can use anything other than too. Even though it costs this less after the full completion, this thing is way better than other cases I’ve seen elsewhere. 

If you’re considering a quick and budget friendly gift to present to someone. This is something that’s absolutely worth considering. Every instruction is presented as a video on the builder’s YouTube channel. You can check it out here.

11. Decorative Embroidery Box

Craftsmanspace knows how to craft a perfect box that can store jewelry, and this one is one of their finest.

Before I go in any further, beginners look away. This is for the pros. The Decorative Embroidery Box is one of the most challenging cases to build in this list, mainly due to their joints. 

Novice woodworkers can try to build this at their own risk. However, they should be cautious because this box needs a lot of materials, and it can take a lot of time. 

But if done properly, this thing is a storage beast. It can store a lot inside its three trays. Also, the box is not only for jewelry; you can also store embroidery needles, threads and similar items in it. 

Think you can live up to the challenge?

If so, here’s where you can find all the instructions and other details to put this Decorative Embroidery Box together. You can also download the project in pdf format too.

12. Heirloom DIY Wooden Jewelry Box

MrFixIt is well-known for their DIY projects, and this is another one of their finest pieces. This Heirloom DIY Wooden Jewelry Box might be that perfect gift you’ve always wanted to present.

Crafting this piece may not be as easy as the other projects on this list, but if you have a little bit of woodworking knowledge, you can for sure pull this off and get some amazing results. 

There’s a full video walkthrough which MrFixIt has published on their YouTube channel. If you think you’re up to the task, you can check it out to learn more.

Other plans you can try: DIY Gun Cabinet Plans

Final Thoughts: Jewelry Boxes for All!

Above are plans for some of the best-looking jewelry cases on the internet. All of these are free, and you can get all the instructions to build them by clicking the links provided.

And don’t forget, these are easier to build and require way less time than many other woodworking projects. So if your plan is to build and provide any of these as a gift, anyone receiving will be more than happy.

So what are you waiting for?

Get started right now… 

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