Once you’ve eaten the chocolates in a box of chocolates, you probably think of the box as trash. And while that’s not faulty thinking, there’s something unique about candy boxes that make them more than trash: their small compartments in the tray.
I don’t know about you, but I can think of a major use for these trays in the box that you could turn into a fun and small project. The tray’s use? Jewelry.
Think about it. With 15+ sectioned off compartments, you could put anything from rings to necklaces to earrings in each.
Step 1: Take the tray out of the box.
While the tray itself is very useful and the center point of this project, you won’t want to be putting your jewelry in an actual box of candy. Rather, you’ll want to put the tray in something else homemade that you can call your own.
Step 2: Spray paint the tray the color of your choice.
Most of these trays are white when you purchase candy boxes. For the most part, that’s not a color that will make your jewelry look great or offset their multiple hues. Instead, think about spray painting the tray a matte black, purple, or even turquoise. These are all colors that set off the luster of precious metals and make gems shine brighter.
Step 3: Find or make a small wooden box to fit the tray.
Here’s where a little bit of actual work may need to be done. You’ll want to measure the dimensions of the candy tray to make sure it fits in whatever box you choose or make, but putting together a small jewelry box will allow you to really claim it as your own. You can paint it, write on it, or anything else you think of to personalize it.
Step 4: Categorize your jewelry!
Whether you place earrings near each other or scatter your assortment of jewelry out in the different compartments, do it in a way that each piece has its own snug place to sit. This also helps you to keep everything in order and easily located for when you go to put something on.
Though this project may take a bit of work on your end (especially the box itself), it’s one that is easy to do and quite unique. Jewelry boxes can cost a pretty penny, but you won’t have to spend more than 15 or 20 bucks on a project like this. Besides, shouldn’t you be saving the bigger bucks for adding to that collection of jewelry?