How To: Turn A Painting into A Hidden Jewelry Box

How To: Turn A Painting into A Hidden Jewelry Box

We love anything spy related or James Bond themed. That's why we love this hidden jewelry box DIY over at Design*Sponge. Not only is it super sleuthy, but it's also space saving with it's dual-purpose function &mdash we can just hear the Bond music going in our head as we make one.

This project will work great if you have an extra painting, picture or anything framed that you can't figure out what to do with. It's also a great solution for those of you who like to have your jewelry concealed and protected rather than out in the open, but don't like standard dresser top jewelry boxes. We can also see this DIY being altered with a picture-less frame so that your jewelry is on display (but protected) or conversely altered to use as a safe (you could even recess the painting into the wall so that it's even more concealed).

Picture with wood frame (aim for a frame that is at least 1″ wide)
One or Two 3/4″ - 1″ square dowel
1″ x 2″ x 6′ plank of wood
Small nails & Screws
Piece of thin wood (should be roughly the same dimensions as your frame, minus an inch on both the height and width)
Roll of cork
Scrap fabric (the same dimensions as the piece of wood)
Glue (hot glue or elmers)
Small hinges and latch set
Thumb tacks
Cup hooks


Head over to Design*Sponge for the full instructions and more pictures!

(Images: Kate Pruitt/Design*Sponge)

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