The day my husband gave me a fancy jewelry armoire I felt like a real grownup. Before that, my earrings were strewn across the dresser while my necklaces either lay in tangled heaps or hung from the bathroom doorknob.
In other words, my jewelry was in his way, so the armoire was as much a gift to me as it was to him.
Unfortunately, the earring drawer was cramped and fiddly, so I’d wear the same ones repeatedly rather than dig around for others. The necklace storage area was too short, so everything got tangled together.
It wasn’t long before the top of our dresser turned into a mess again. So, I set off in search of a solution we’d both like.
Jewelry Organization Ideas
Here are my 10 favorite jewelry organization ideas collected from clever DIYers and people far more creative than me. You’re bound to find one that works with your bedroom decor. I did!
1. Easy DIY Earring Holder
Photo credit: I Always Pick the Thimble
This earring holder from I Always Pick The Thimble is the perfect combination of form and function. Using an aluminum sheet from Home Depot, she created a gorgeous way to store earrings — especially long ones — that turns them into wall art, too!
2. Jewelry Blocks
Photo Credit: Style by Emily Henderson
For longer necklaces or bracelets, these simple jewelry blocks that Emily Henderson came up with are classy and straightforward. You don’t even need to saw the blocks yourself: the hardware store will cut them for you! Apply a little stain, glue on a brass dowel stick, and fasten it to your wall with a sawtooth hanger.
3. Upcycled Containers
Photo Credit: Craft-o-Maniac
If you’ve got space on the vanity or dresser, use upcycled milk glass like Craft-o-Maniac did for a gorgeous display. Even antique pop bottles or carnival glass candy dishes would work. Or what about that fancy cake stand you got for your wedding but rarely use?
4. Frame It
Photo Credit: Mona Luna
Maximizing the use of wall space is a great way to find storage in a small place. This lovely idea from Mona Luna uses a picture frame, backing, some paint, and glue to turn jewelry storage into lovely, functional decor.
5. Jewelry Tree
Photo Credit: Centsational Girl
Tree branches add sculptural beauty to jewelry organization when painted and displayed in a vase as shown by Centsational Girl. All you need are some fallen branches from your yard or the local park, and maybe a can of spray paint.
6. Natural Wood Display
Photo Credit: Visibly Moved
This DIY Driftwood Necklace Display from Visibly Moved is another inexpensive way to combine natural beauty with functional jewelry storage. Attach hangers to the back of a piece of driftwood and screw glass knobs to the front for a cute, minimalist place to hang necklaces.
7. DIY Ring Holder
Photo Credit: Adjutant de Arte
For a fun and funky way to store rings or bracelets, why not make your own plaster hand as Adjutant de Arte did? All you need is some plaster of Paris and a rubber dishwashing glove. So clever!
8. Hang it on a Hanger
Photo Credit: Eleven Magnolia Lane
Not into painting or gluing? Eleven Magnolia Lane turned a wooden hanger into a necklace holder with small cup hooks. Hang it on the wall if you like to display your jewelry, or in your closet if you don’t.
9. Graters are Great
Photo Credit: Endless Acre Farmtiques
Got an eclectic, fun vibe going with your bedroom decor? This cheese grater-turned-earring holder by Endless Acre Farmtiques is a fun project! Just grab some spray paint and have at an old grater, then hang your earrings by the posts from the holes.
10. Rake it up
Photo Credit: Sarahndipities
Sarahndipities proves that even a lowly garden rake can make a stylish jewelry organizer. Check out your local garden center for standard rakes as well as smaller, child-sized ones. A grouping of them would make a smart yet attractive display in a country-themed bedroom!