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{diy} How to Make a Jewelry Organizer

For the longest time I’ve been wanting to organize my jewelry. I have all of my nice stuff tucked away in little boxes, but my costume jewelry is all over my bathroom – in my linen closet, in my closet on a hanger, in a jewelry bowl on my counter etc. It’s a little ridiculous. A friend of mine recently made her own jewelry organizer by making a frame and putting chicken wire in the back. It was a sign that I needed to get on this organization train. Before I went out to buy the necessary tools, I searched online for jewelry organizers to figure out what exactly I wanted. I have a lot of necklaces and was worried the framed jewelry organizer wouldnt allow enough space for all of my baubles. Then I found this one over at Us Three Birds. She used s-hooks on the inside of the frame so she could hang more! Brilliant!

Here are my steps to DIY’ing a jewelry organizer:

What you need:

  • Wooden frame: pre-made or make yourself. Mine was 50% off at Hobby Lobby for $10
  • Paint
  • Staple Gun
  • Chicken (poultry) Wire – Hex 1 inch is what I used
  • Cup hooks
  • S hooks

how to make a jewelry organizer www.thepinningmama.com

how to make a jewelry organizer www.thepinningmama.com

Lay your frame on top of the chicken wire and cut the amount that you will need. Then go crazy with your staple gun all around the frame.how to make a jewelry organizer www.thepinningmama.com

I don’t know when this piece of wood broke off, but Gorilla Glue is a girls best friend. Make sure you read the instructions though…when they say it expands 3-4 times and to not use too much, they mean it. Why would I listen to that though?

See what I mean? Live and learn. *Sigh*how to make a jewelry organizer www.thepinningmama.com

Next, paint your frame. I mixed two colors to achieve my color. The frame didn’t even really need to be painted because it already had that rustic Restoration Hardware look that I tend to swoon over. I did it anyways because I like to make things more difficult.

Now you get to screw your cup hooks into the wooden frame. One time I bought a frame to make a bow/headband  holder and didn’t even think about the fact it has to be wooden in order to screw cup hooks into. Well, I got news for ya – it does. Man, was I bummed!

Beforehow to make a jewelry organizer www.thepinningmama.com

After!how to make a jewelry organizer www.thepinningmama.com

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! You have yourself an easy jewelry organizer! I guess we can call this a PIN WIN!

I didn’t put all my jewelry up quite yet, but I am loving the organizer so far! I think I might add some hooks to the side as well. In the before picture, see the mesh holder that I have stuff hanging on? That’s a mesh paper holder from Target. I actually really like using that so I’ll prb put extra earrings and what nots on it because I can’t part ways with it…yet.

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  1. says

    This is a great idea. I went thrifting and found what was meant to be a mans tie rack that rotates with batteries. I mounted that to the wall and use it for all my necklaces. It makes it so much easier. I think this would be a great way to organize my earrings.

  2. mary says

    This is too funny. I just used the identical frame and made a jewelry holder this past week for my daughter.I painted it pretty much the same color as yours also.
    What I did differently is that I put in nails across the top and bottom for necklaces (top) and bracelets (bottom). I also put some nails on the side for earrings (larger hoops and danglies mostly). Works great.

    • Ashley says

      That is so weird!!! You must have really good taste. 😉 That’s a good idea to use nails. I’m definitely going to add some hooks to the side bc I need more room for necklaces.

  3. Lauren says

    I have been wanting to make one! My costume jewelry is a mess! Haha. I wonder what adventure it would be to try and find these in Japan! Haha

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