All this jewelry and nowhere to put it? Forget fancy jewelry boxes and jewelry organizers, try out these DIY hacks using everything from candlesticks to buttons to store and display your necklaces, bracelets, and more.
Organizing jewelry has never been simpler. All you need to do is look around your house or apartment and muster some creativity.
How to Organize Jewelry
- Bulletin Board Display
- Candlestick Bracelet Stand
- Brooch the Subject
- DIY Necklace Holders
- DIY Jewelry Holder
- Safekeeping for Delicate Jewelry
- Ice Cube Tray Jewelry Holders
- Bracelet Storage Solution
- DIY Earring Organizer
Let's explore each DIY tip a little further.
1. Bulletin Board Display
This organizational tip is also a great bedroom decoration. Buy a bulletin board and lots of sturdy pushpins, then use them to hang your bracelets, necklaces, rings, and hook earrings. With all your jewelry on display, you’ll be able to more quickly decide what you want to wear, and it won’t be a tangled mess. You’ll also get a chance to look at beautiful pieces that may not make it into your regular rotation.
2. Candlestick Bracelet Stand
You could get a pricey jewelry holder to organize your bracelets, but why fork over that cash when you can make your own version that’s both elegant and unique? Look around the house for an old, unused candlestick—or visit a thrift shop to find one on the cheap. Give it a nice polish, if needed, then slide your bracelets over the stem and place it on your dresser or vanity.
3. Brooch the Subject
Do you have too many brooches and pins to ever get around to wearing them all? Repurpose them at home or at the office by turning them into unique magnets that get noticed! Just use wire cutters to clip off the pin on the back, then glue a magnet (available at craft stores) on the back.
Here’s an easy way to keep your earrings together: Thread the posts through old buttons, and then attach the backs.
5. DIY Necklace Holders
You don’t have to buy a jewelry organizer to keep your necklaces untangled. Just cut plastic straws in half, thread your necklaces through, and fasten the clasps. The straws will keep the chains straight and untangled.
6. DIY Jewelry Holder
Transform an old wooden cutlery tray into a beautiful jewelry holder with these easy ideas: Spray paint the tray any color you like to match your room’s décor. Insert cabinet handles to serve as hanging hooks for your necklaces and bracelets—you can mix and match the handles for added flair. Next, stick colorful shelf liners into each of the tray’s compartments. Finally, hang the holder on your wall, and organize your jewelry as you wish—by color, style, or size.
7. Safekeeping for Delicate Jewelry
For the safest in safekeeping, pick up a fabric drawer sorter from the local hardware store. Place your favorite and most-often worn items at the front, and your less frequently reached-for pieces at the back.
8. Ice Cube Tray Jewelry Holders
Store small jewelry in the compartments of an ice cube tray, and stick it inside a drawer. If you need multiple trays, stack one on top of the other to save space.
9. Bracelet Storage Solution
Need one organized place to store your bracelets? Use a paper towel holder! The standing holders are a perfect place to stack your bangles and other large bracelets—they take up little space and can be found cheaply at discount home goods stores.
10. DIY Earring Organizer
If you love to repurpose old stuff as much as we do, you’re going to get a kick out of this: Turn an unneeded cheese grater into a holder for your earrings! The larger holes are perfect for hanging earrings by their hooks, while the smaller holes can hold studs with detachable backs. You’ll have a much better way of viewing and selecting your jewelry if it’s hanging together in an orderly fashion. Plus, the DIY shabby-chic effect is totally charming.
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