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, I quickly came to dislike it. The numerous, cute earring drawers didn’t have enough room for all of my pairs so I’d wear the same ones repeatedly rather than dig around for others. The doors on the side where my necklaces should hang were too short, so my chains would bunch up and get even more tangled than they did on the dresser.
It wasn’t long before the top of our dresser turned into a mess again — I just couldn’t stand using that jewelry armoire! A few months ago I decided to find another solution and began searching for other ways to store my jewelry. Here are 10 of my favorite DIY jewelry organization ideas.
Jewelry Organization Ideas
1. Easy DIY Earring Holder
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
For longer necklaces or bracelets, these simple jewelry blocks 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
If you’ve got space on the vanity or dresser, using upcycled milk glass is a gorgeous way to display your jewelry. 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
Maximizing 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 some glue to turn jewelry storage into functional decor.
5. Jewelry Tree
Tree branches add sculptural beauty to jewelry organization when painted and displayed in a gorgeous vase. Don’t have a backyard with trees? Pick up fallen branches at a local park! I love this idea but have a feeling my cats would consider it their new toy.
6. Natural Wood Display
This DIY Driftwood Necklace Display is another inexpensive way to combine natural beauty with functional jewelry storage. You don’t even need to paint it — just 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
For a fun and funky way to store rings or bracelets, why not make your own plaster hand? All you need is some plaster of Paris, a rubber dishwashing glove and time!
8. Hang it on a Hanger
Not into painting or gluing? Turn a wooden hanger into a necklace holder with small cup hooks. Hang it on the wall if you like to display your jewelry, or hang it in your closet if you don’t.
9. Graters are Great!
Got an eclectic, fun vibe going with your bedroom decor? This cheese grater-turned-earring holder 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
Painted or left rustic, a garden rake makes a stylish necklace and bracelet rack when hung on your wall or closet door. 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!
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