Thrifty Heart Jewelry Box


Today the “Thrifty Style Team” is back being thrifty and we have a new member, so be sure to check out all my blog friend’s ideas at the very end.

Valentine’s Day ideas are saturating the internet right now, but no one is talking about what to do with all the left over chocolate.  Wait.  I know what to do with that, I just need something to do with the pretty heart box it comes in!  Every year, I have 3 beautiful chocolate heart boxes that my sweet husband gives to my daughter’s and I for Valentine’s Day.   He is so thoughtful, and they are so yummy & pretty, I just don’t have the heart to throw them out.  So, a couple years ago I first made this Valentine’s Day Wreath out of one.  This year I took it in a new direction, and I made this “Thrifty Heart Jewelry Box”.  It turned out so darling, and what’s really cool, is that you can store these on your dresser, or on a shelf all year long.  Heck, maybe the burgler will think it’s chocolate and miss it  😎

Here’s how it looks on the outside…

And on the inside it can be filled with treasures…

I was also thinking that this would make a beautiful keepsake box.  Just remove the candy liner and there you have it.  You could also fill it with keepsakes you plan to give to a child/grandchild one day and keep your little heirloom pieces there for safe keeping until you are ready to give it to them.

Here’s the fabric covered heart box I started with.  After I ate every single piece of chocolate (except the weird cream filled one) I washed the plastic liner in warm soap water and let it dry.

Then I placed it back in the heart and got to work on the top cover piece.

I poked a tiny hole in the center of the top cover heart box, and pushed the tiny screw in slowly with a drill. The hardest part will be finding a small enough knob & screw.  For the life of me I can not remember where I found my knobs, but I would look at your local hardware store & craft store.

Then go fill it all up with your favorite jewels and it’s finished.  Isn’t it pretty?

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25 Responses

  1. Bliss says:

    I think this is a great idea to display some of my moms old stuff for Valentines Day. I probably wouldn’t wear it, so it would be fun to put it out on the table for folks to see, then I could reminisce a bit.

    • Julie says:

      Good morning, Bliss! Great idea. I just did that with my Mom before they moved to NY. Each piece had a story. I treasure them all. So happy to have you part of our TS Team!

  2. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    Great repurposing project.
    I had done something very similar to this for each of my 3 granddaughters so that they each can have some sort of keepsake from me to them after I’m gone.

  3. Rhonda says:

    Oh Julie, that’s so nice. Thanks for sharing.♥️

  4. penny grieco says:

    hi julie…what a great idea! i love it, but everything you do is fabulous! you could match the color to your decor….thanks for sharing…

  5. Nancie says:

    HI Julie! You are so clever with anything you do! I just love your blog! Wish I were creative as you! I’m working on it,lol!

  6. what a super cute idea ! not a fan of candy surprise fillings either.

  7. Vanessa Hunt says:

    What a cute idea Julie!! So fun!

  8. Mom qnd Dad says:

    Mom and Dad love it, We are proud parents in Buffalo NY Good Job, I mean Real Good Job.

  9. Marburke says:

    I did this foreach of my 3 sons,their wives(2of them). & I wrote a note to the girls how special they are to our family, sons, a letter from me to them,their baby words,special memories etc… had these for years now..when I die they get theirs ❣️

  10. Mary says:

    Love this idea…but where did he find the fabric covered boxes with gold inserts? I’ve looked all over and haven’t found them on the west coast…


    • Julie says:

      Hmmm…I just assumed they would be out this year! I will look around and let you know, Mary!

    • Julie says:

      Mary- I just saw a pretty lace one at Target. They seem to have the best selection. Keep in mine they can be cardboard and still work.

  11. Mary Beth says:

    Julie! This is so pretty and such a wonderful idea. I love it. xo

  12. How smart is THIS?!? Julie, you’ve done it again with your cleverness. I now want ALL of my jewelry in pretty heart-shaped boxes. So stinkin’ FUN!

  13. Ivory says:

    Wow, what a beautiful idea. I love it!

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