Nothing can make accessorizing more frustrating than finding favorite necklaces tangled into a knot or earrings missing their other half. Standard jewelry boxes are often not equipped to properly contain all the latest in fashion jewelry, but these DIY jewelry organizers can be custom designed to keep accessories of all types and sizes stored and in order.
Here are five of my favorite jewelry organizing projects by five very creative women. See step-by-step instructions to make each project all in one place.
#1 DIY Earring Holder with Chicken Wire Window Frame
This is the perfect place to hook those long dangly earrings to prevent them from getting lost while also making them visible for easier selection.
- Decorative chicken wire window frame
- Foam brush
- Paint in desired color
- Jute cord
- Assorted lace ribbon
- Craft scissors
- Sawtooth picture hangers
- Paint the window frame using the foam brush, taking care not to get paint onto the chicken wire.
- Once the paint is dry, use craft scissors to cut equal lengths of the lace ribbon and jute cord to tie together at the top of the window frame for a pretty accent bow.
- Attach a sawtooth picture hanger to the back of the frame for hanging.
- Hang earrings through the holes of the chicken wire and organize in various ways.
- To hold necklaces and bracelets as well, add hooks along the frame and hang the chains from them.
Consumer Crafts preferred paint was in a chalky finish to give it a softer vintage appeal.
#2 Pallet Wood Jewelry Holder
Necklaces, bracelets and rings will all have their place with this beautiful piece of bedroom décor.
- Pallet wood
- Wood glue
- Several different color paints that match room
- Two matching or similar small vases
- White spray paint
- A small bowl
- 5 dresser knobs
- "L" bracket
- Chop up pallet wood in various sizes to create a brick-like pattern that fits together into one tall rectangle. Use wood glue to stick them together.
- Paint each individual brick piece a different color, creating your own pattern in a way that is pleasing for the final display.
- Spray paint the vases and the bowl to match.
- Center and secure the dresser knobs onto the pallets with 3 in a row on the top and 2 on the bottom.
- Measure out a pallet board for the width of the organizer to make a shelf. Use the “L” bracket to fit the shelf beneath the organizer. Set the vases and bowl on the shelf.
- Hang necklaces from the knobs and fit bracelets over the necks of the vases. The bowl can be used for rings, earrings, or watches.
The Hankful House interchanged their color pattern for a more uneven design.
#3 DIY Jewelry Tower
Give your jewelry organizer a vintage feel with this clever use of antique dishes and candlesticks that can easily be purchased second hand.
- Two matching or similar candlesticks
- Miter saw
- A teacup
- One medium sized bowl and one larger bowl, both shallow
- Spray paint
- An industrial strength adhesive (such as E6000 glue)
- Using a miter saw (or something equivalent), saw the candlesticks in half, using the bottom half of one and the more narrow top half of the other.
- Spray paint the candlesticks a flat white, or any color that is pleasing.
- Use the industrial strength glue to cement together the pieces in this order, from top to bottom: teacup/deep bowl, narrow candlestick half, medium-sized bowl, thicker candlestick half, larger bowl.
- Make sure the pieces do not slide out of place while the glue is drying. Allow the glue to fully dry overnight.
- Use the various size bowls for storing favorite jewelry pieces.
A small deep bowl can replace the teacup as seen on Confessions of a Serial DIYer’s adaptation of a similar project.
#4 Towel Rack Jewelry Organizer
This simple and inexpensive holder provides the perfect solution for keeping necklaces from getting intertwined into vicious knots that refuse to be untangled.
- One or more decorative towel racks (depending on the amount of jewelry)
- “S” shaped shower hooks
- Secure the towel rack to the wall in a place that provides plenty of space for hanging long necklaces.
- Place “S” shower hooks over towel bar.
- Drape necklaces over the “S” hooks. It can also be used for bracelets.
House on the Way used a finish for the “S” hooks to ensure that they matched the towel rack.
#5 DIY Corkboard Jewelry Organizer
With a few beautifying techniques, a simple corkboard can quickly become a lovely display for jewelry.
- An empty frame
- Cork roll
- Hot glue gun/staples
- Decorative nail heads
- Hanging wire
- Plywood or cardboard
- Cut out a piece of plywood to fit the size of the frame. Roll out the corkboard and cut to fit the plywood. Hot glue the two pieces together.
- Wrap the front of the corkboard with burlap and glue firmly to the back of the plywood.
- Place the finished corkboard into the frame and use hot glue to seal. Attach hanging wire to the back.
- Hang the corkboard on the wall and place tacks in desired places. Use the decorative nail heads to cover the top of the tacks and give them a more attractive appearance. Larger nail heads can be used for bigger jewelry items such as necklaces and bracelets, whereas smaller nail heads may be preferred for earrings.
The frame can be painted if it is not the appropriate color. Live Love DIY displays it in a crisp, striped pattern to give it an extra dimension.
All of these DIY Jewelry Organizers do an amazing job in keeping accessories sorted while also having the added benefit of being beautiful and enhancing any room's décor.
Jessica Kane is a professional writer who has an interest in arts and crafts, DIY, and other handmade products. She currently writes for Indian Traders, a leading vendor of pendleton blankets and jewelry.