How to Glue Felt to a Jewelry Box

Whether you are making a jewelry box, restoring your own, or helping your children make a little one for themselves, adding felt helps to make it look more upscale and professional. Put the lining inside the drawers and compartment and put small felt pieces on the bottom or the feet to protect the furniture it is sitting on. Purchase small sheets of felt at the craft store, or longer rolls for large projects. Craft glue or spray adhesive both work well for adhering the felt.

Choose felt in your favorite color.

Step 1

Cut out a piece of felt to fit the jewelry box.  You can put felt inside drawers and compartments, as well as on the bottom.

Step 2

Apply a thin layer of glue to the section where you are placing the felt.  If using a spray adhesive, spray carefully. If using craft or white glue, spread thinly with a paintbrush. 

Step 3

Allow the glue to get slightly tacky before pressing the felt to the box. 

Step 4

Smooth the felt carefully, being sure to smooth out any glue or air bubbles. 

Step 5

Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before putting anything in the jewelry box. 

Things You Will Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue or spray adhesive
  • Paintbrush


  • Use the spray adhesive in a well-ventilated area.
  • Consider using self-sticking felt; simply peel off the paper backing prior to placing it in the jewelry box.

About the Author

Rebekah Martin is a freelance writer and tutor. Her work has appeared in various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Mississippi College. Martin teaches her young children at home and also teaches Sunday School to preschoolers.

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