Presenting my favorite and most useful project to date – my DIY Jewelry Organizer!
Raise your hand if you have problems with your jewelry organization! My old jewelry organizer had a lot of problems:
- I have way too many earrings,necklaces and bracelets and they don’t fit in it.
- It takes me about 5 minutes to locate the earring I am looking for and sometimes more than that because I cant find the matching pair.
- I sometimes forget I own a specific pair of earring or necklace because it is lost in the big mess and out of sight is out of mind.
See what I mean –
I needed a solution yesterday! I looked around the web for jewelry organizers and found a ton of ideas. Like this and this and this. None of these were the right fit for me – I wanted one place for all – the stud earrings, the hook earrings, the necklaces and bracelets. Then I saw this on Etsy. Close to what I wanted but not exactly.
Armed with all the inspiration I set out to dream up the Jewelry organizer that would work for me.
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Materials for DIY Jewelry Organizer
- Cork Board (There are many different sizes available. You can choose what fits you. I used one I found at a yard sale.)
- Decorative aluminum sheet (I used the Union Jack pattern)
- 3/4″ round dowel
- 7/8″Cup hooks
- Staple gun
- Spray paints if needed. I used Rustoleum Heirloom white and Krylon Original Chrome.
- Masking tape if needed
How to make DIY Jewelry Organizer
I started with a cork board I had found at a yard sale for $0.50 a few months ago. Someone had tried to spray paint it and it was all splotchy with a weird grey-silver. To fix that and add bling, I spray painted the entire thing with Krylon Original Chrome. I also gave the 3/4″ round dowel a coat of paint. The best way to spray the dowel was to stand it up in a block of styrofoam. Once it was dry, I just flipped it around and gave the other end a coat too.
I cut the Union Jack Aluminum sheet to fit the cork board. It was fairly easy to cut with a pair of sharp scissors.
I debated on what to do with the colors and patterns… should I add a fabric on top of the cork board to or paint the aluminum sheet… in the end I decided to keep it simple so it doesn’t clash with the colorful jewelry so it remains the star of the display. I did however want to add a little bit of interest and not keep the entire thing a ho-hum silver-grey. I taped off diagonal stripes with Masking tape on the Union Jack Aluminum sheet and sprayed it with Rustoleum Heirloom white .
On the cork board, I added two cup hooks on the frame, just below the edge of the sheet metal.
Once everything was dry (and not smelly anymore), I stapled the union jack sheet metal to the cork board with my Staple gun
A couple D-rings later… we have ……
I added some pushpins to hold the necklaces, The hook earrings go on the metal grill and the stud earrings just go into the cork board. The bracelets hang from the dowel.
I totally love the interest the white stripes bring to it without taking away from the color and beauty of the jewelry. It looks amazing in the evening sun shinning through the windows of our room. And when I run out of space (pssst… that won’t be long…), I can just add another one of these underneath!
Thanks for reading! Here is a quick before and after comparison. Please pin it if you enjoyed this makeover! I love you for it!
I would love to hear from you. How do you store your jewelry?
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