Refinish a jewelry box into a Toy Wardrobe for Teddy Bear clothes! Click here for the step-by-step tutorial for a Build A Bear Wardrobe.
My Daughter LOVES her Build A Bear!
For her birthday, everything that was on her wish list was for her bear, Sara. I think Sara has more clothes and accessories than I do!
The other day I was at a yard sale and found this wood jewelry box for $2. To me, it looked like a mini wardrobe.
The ideas started whirling around in my head of all the possibilities. This would make a perfect little wardrobe for Sara, the Build a Bear!
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- Wood Jewelry Box
- Acrylic Paint
- Sponge Brush
- Mod Podge
- Pattern Paper
- Screw Hooks
- Sand Paper Or Dremel Sander
First, the rod at the top of the box had to be removed.
Using a hand saw I made a cut through the center of the rod and it came out easy peasy.
My daughter loves pink, so that is the color that the wardrobe was painted, inside and out. I did 2 coats and so far so good!
I didn’t paint the center of the doors because that is where the patterned paper is going to go.
Once the paint dried, the doors were sticking a little bit so my hubby took his Dremel and sanded down the edges of the doors so they wouldn’t stick anymore.
Then I measured the inside of each door panel so I could cut the patterned scrapbook paper to fit.
I stuck the paper to the wood doors using Modge Podge.
To apply, paint a layer of the mod podge onto the wood door. Lay the paper on top, then apply another layer of mod podge on top.
I think I used too much because the paper did wrinkle a little bit, but it wasn’t enough to take it out and start over. Plus at this point, it was about 10 PM and her party was the next day.
Since we took out the rod, we put in some screw hooks so she would have something to hang the clothes on.
One thing you can’t see in the pictures is the clear coat. This was the last step.
It turned out great and both my daughter AND Sara love it!
Our Crafting Essentials List:
- The Cricut Cutting Machine is easily our favorite crafting tool. We use it in so many of our tutorials!
- This Fiskars Paper Trimmer is easy to use and cuts nicely without frayed edges.
- These Scotch Precision Scissors cut like a dream and you get multiple pairs in a pack!
- Keep those started project supplies organized and separated with Stacking Plastic Baskets. I always work on more than 1 project at a time and these baskets really help me from losing supplies.