11 Free Jewelry Box Plans

A pink jewelry box with a blue necklace poking out

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This set of free jewelry box plans will help you build a gift for a lovely lady in your life that will appreciate this gift for many years to come.

All the free jewelry boxes you see here include all the instructions that you need to build it. There are diagrams, photos, building directions, material lists, and cutting lists. You'll just need to gather everything together and do the building.

This is a great woodworking project for the beginner or intermediate builder, and you can build a jewelry box in a matter of hours or days depending on what plan you choose to use.

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    Secret Compartment Jewelry Case

    A hanging mirror with a secret jewelry compartment

    Sawdust 2 Stitches

    With this secret compartment jewelry case plan from Sawdust 2 Stitches, you can keep your jewelry hidden until you need it behind a mirror that sits atop three drawers and hooks.

    Everything you need is included in this free plan to build this unique jewelry box wall unit that includes a wall shelf.

    Secret Compartment Jewelry Case from Sawdust 2 Stitches

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    Easy Jewelry Box

    A DIY jewelry box in front of a Christmas tree

    Ana White

    Ana White has lots of great free woodworking plans, one of which is this jewelry box.

    A shopping list is provided that includes the tools and other things you need for building it, with a list of materials you need to cut for the project, and an illustration showing the jewelry box's dimensions.

    A PDF file can be downloaded that includes further instructions that are more detailed than what you see through the link above.

    Easy Jewelry Box from Ana White

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    Fancy Jewelry Box

    A brown and white jewelry box

    Ana White

    This is another jewelry box plan from Ana White, but it includes additional drawers and is, therefore, more complex to build.

    As with her other plan, this one includes all the tools, instructions, and materials that are required for constructing the jewelry box.

    A PDF file is also available at the bottom of the plan, which shows specific illustrations for how the box should be put together.

    Fancy Jewelry Box from Ana White

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    Any Box Jewelry Box

    A DIY jewelry box on a table with a plant

    A Beautiful Mess 

    If building a jewelry box sounds like too big of a project, consider turning an existing box into one. This free tutorial will show you how to turn any box you'd like into a jewelry box with a simple sewing project.

    Any Box Jewelry Box from A Beautiful Mess

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    Jewelry Cabinet

    A white jewelry box tower

    Her Tool Belt

    If you have too much jewelry for just one small jewelry box, consider using this free jewelry cabinet plan from Her Tool Belt.

    There are 6 drawers, fold-out sides, and a case on the top complete with a lid that flips up to show a mirror. If you have a big enough closet, this would work well in it along with a DIY shoe rack.

    There's a materials list, cut list, step-by-step directions, and lots of diagrams included.

    Jewelry Cabinet from Her Tool Belt

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    Easy DIY Earring Stand

    An earring stand on a dresser

    Houseful of Handmade 

    This DIY earring stand isn't quite a jewelry box, but it certainly could replace one. Built from wood boards and decorative aluminum sheets, this isn't the average earring stand that you could pick up at the discount store. You can really change the look of it by painting or staining it in a bold color.

    Easy DIY Earring Stand from Houseful of Handmade

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    A Jewelry Box for Someone Special

    A twisty jewelry box

    Popular Woodworking

    You'll actually get three different jewelry box plans within this one plan on Popular Woodworking. There are plans for a standard jewelry chest, a Twister jewelry box, and a Dovetailed Keepsake Box plan.

    There's a lot of detail in these plans, like actual building pictures, illustrations with detailed measurements, and lots of written instructions.

    A Jewelry Box for Someone Special from Popular Woodworking

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    Jewelry Box

    Illustration of a jewelry box


    This is a simple, free jewelry box plan that's meant for beginners.

    The instructions for this plan are in a PDF file with the list of tools, cutting requirements, and other items clearly listed and organized to make it easy to understand what's needed to build the jewelry box.

    While the assembly of this jewelry box is more simple than most plans, the instructions are laid out in text form only, so it may actually be a little harder to follow than the plans that include pictures.

    Jewelry Box from Minwax

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    Decorative Embroidery Box

    Illustration of a jewelry box


    Download the PDF at Craftsmanspace and you won't any problems following along with the construction of this jewelry box. There are lots of detailed drawings and instructions.

    This jewelry box is perfect for embroidery needles, threads, and the like. But it's also ideal for anything small that can fit in the storage spaces.

    Decorative Embroidery Box from Craftsmanspace

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    Oak Jewelry Box

    An open jewelry box on a dresser


    Instructables provides 9 steps for explaining how to build a DIY jewelry box that would look great sitting on top of a nightstand or dresser.

    This plan provides all the tools and materials you'll need to complete the entire project, including the steps to make it happen.

    There's lots of text in this free plan, but plenty of pictures too so that you can get a full grasp of how it's done.

    Oak Jewelry Box from Kent M / Instructables

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    Epoxy Jewelry Box

    An epoxy jewelry box on a dresser

    A Beautiful Mess

    If you already have a plain wood jewelry box that you've either bought yourself or purchased, it will come in handy for this project. It shows you how to use epoxy and mod podge to adhere a photo of your choice to the top of the jewelry box. You can also paint the sides of the jewelry box to add a whole new look. Here's been taken one step further and the box has been distressed after painting. Besides written directions, there's a video available that will help you make it. It really makes for a unique piece! This would be perfect as a gift for a loved one.

    Epoxy Jewelry Box from A Beautiful Mess