Thursday, January 2, 2014

DIY : Easy Mosaic Jewelry Storage Box

I hate throwing away boxes. Period. Or any pretty bags, gift wraps, labels and random memorabilia. Over the years, this has added up to a lot of strange collections in nooks and carnies of the house - usually serving the purpose of conversation starters for first timers!   

I always claim to collect them to solve our storage problems. Lucky for me, we live in a teeny apartment and are always, always short of space. Now you see why I have to keep collecting? (Yes I know its a vicious circle!)

I finally have a solution for the tiny jewelry bits lying around the house that I never seem to find when I want. (Also a great way to get rid of those pesky old CD's that no one uses anymore) 

Here's what you'll need:

  • An empty candy box 
  • 3-4 Old CD's
  • Super Glue
  • An old pan
  • A pair of sharp scissors
Here's how it can be done:
  • Empty out the candy box (that's right, enjoy the Ferrero Rocher :D) and remove the labels.
  • Take a pan that is not used for cooking and boil water in it. 
  • Once the water has started boiling, turn the burner off and submerge the CD's into it for 5 minutes. This should soften the plastic a bit and prevent unwanted cracks during the time of cutting.

  • Start cutting the CD's in random shapes with a pair of sharp scissors, taking care to avoid the coating from coming off. As you cut the CD's, the plastic might become hard again due to cooling off, at which point submerge sections of the CD in the hot water for about 10 seconds.
  • Leave the shapes to dry for about 15-20 minutes.

  • Arrange the shapes on the box to how you like them best

  • Apply 2-3 drops of glue to where the shapes should be and continue to cover the box one side at a time.
  • Voila! Now you have your very own super modern trinket box!


  1. how cute it is .
    i like your creative

  2. your creative box is so cute

  3. There are many ways to go about organizing your accessory. Different methods make more sense depending on your space and what you’re storing. No matter which method you choose, these jewelry storage solutions  definitely helps you to reduce the space usage. Once again great post man! Cheers!