DIY Jewelry organizer

My jewelry situation is an organizational disaster. I have a small mirrored jewelry box (from Target) that sits on the window sill. I use this to toss in jewelry when I’m cleaning the room. For the most part earring studs, necklaces and bracelets live all over the house. My dangly earrings are the only thing that currently have a home (framed earring holder). I have certain “spots” I put them of course. I like put my wedding ring on the stack of books, next to the lamp. I have a cute little bowl on my night stand, and a ring holder in my bathroom, and at any given moment you will find a few necklaces, lots of hair ties and bobby pins, and some coins in those 2 spots. The necklaces get tangled in all locations, so I needed a better way. Meet my DIY necklace holder (she is also good at holding bracelets):

Necklace organizer

 

Andy and I were ar Home Depot (shocking!) buying chain for another project, when I discovered these large bolts on the same aisle. I like that they’re not shiny, and for only .24 cents a piece I bought 10 plus one just in case, with a DIY jewelry organizer in mind. We have part of a leftover board from the chair re-upholstery project so the original plan was to use that and drill in the bolts. But, plans changed when I discovered my mom’s wood floor samples thrown in the craft closet. I had diy wall art plans for those, and then realized they snapped together and then really liked the look of different shades of wood! Light bulb moment. I snatched these wood floor samples from my parents house last Christmas after my mom re did the living room floors. Thanks, mom! Andy really appreciates this revelation because he didn’t have to cut me a piece of wood!

Here’s what you need:

  • Wood floor samples (a board would work too!)
  • wood glue (if you’re using wood floor samples)
  • a drill
  • screws with a big head
  • 3M velcro picture hanging stripsto hang it up
Here’s everything we used (minus the wood glue). The pot was used to collect saw dust and provide a stable-ish place for Andy to drill.

diy jewelry organizer

My mom gave me I stole all 8 of her floor samples last Christmas. They only fit together if they are from the same brand. So, here’s what I’m workin’ with…

diy jewelry organizer

I laid out a “pattern” for Andy. He likes exact measurements, so the fact that I don’t measure drived him nuts. I tried to explain that I purposely did it like this so that in the future if I want to add more screws, it will be super simple. Not to mention, random adds interets and is way easier to lay out.

diy jewelry organizer

Andy found the right size drill bit, and got to work… The pot was one of those “this is genius” ideas that didn’t really work. The plan was that all the drill dust would fall into the empty pot and we could jsut dump the dust in the trash. It kind of worked, but I still had to vacuum.
diy jewelry organizer

 After Andy drilled, he used wood glue to secure each piece together. Then, we screwed the bolts into place!

diy jewelry organizer

I say we, I mean Andy, I sat next to him eating Annie’s macaroni and cheese wathing the sunset and snapping pics of course. That’s right, that’s hot sauce on the table next to the wood glue. I drip it all over my macaroni!

diy jewelry organizer

diy jewelry organizer

I added my favorite picture hanging strips (it’s a rental thing) to the back of my organizer and stuk it on the bathroom wall!

diy jewelry organizer

diy jewelry organizer

diy jewelry organizer

I’m loving this thing. So far, I’m really using it. I’ll get back to you in a few months ; ) How do you organizer necklaces? Do you have a special “spot” for your wedding ring? Have you started making any gifts for Christmas  Me either! Do you put hot sauce or salsa on your macaroni? You should! I’d love to hear…

Comments

  1. I made my own necklace organizer this summer since mine were always ending up in a jumbled heap.

    (I know it’s cheesy to put blog links in comments, please forgive me!!)
    http://www.wickedcheapboston.com/making-stuff-with-molly-necklace-shelf/

  2. Great organizer! Thanks for sharing with us. Isn’t it amazing how creative we can be when we have a project in mind and a purpose?

  3. Great reuse of materials, and love the mix of shades of wood!

  4. All my necklaces are hanging on my Harley Davidson gas tank piggy bank (my dad was really into Harley’s before I was born). I also really love big chunky rings and they’re piled up in a little wooden jewelry box that can not close (read: pile of giant cocktail rings). It’s quite pathetic. I’ve been pinning lots of jewelry organizing ideas though. I just need to go find some supplies.

    Nikki Kelly @ the ambitious procrastinator

  5. Gorgeous! I’m thinking I need to make something like this to hang inside my walk-in closet, so that I can actually SEE all my necklaces!
    Sarah

  6. What a great idea. We made one out of a floorboard, but couldn’t find a good solution for hanging it. I’ll give it a try with the hanging strips. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love this. I made something similar with an old crate I found. Most useful thing I ever made.

    ~FringeGirl

  8. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of crafty organization ideas! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/crafty-organization-ideas/

    Have a great day!

  9. Lindsey Page says:

    Love this idea! I love the different colors of wood. Thank you for posting!

  10. Your creative project was a superstar in my round-up today! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Jamie. Here it is if you want to check it out: 25 Creative Solutions to Necklace Organization.

    Cheers!
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

  11. i think you should do an earring holder to match .. i love this idea and plan to make it this weekend.. ill post pics for you !!

  12. Fabulous idea Jamie!

  13. cynthia Martinez says:

    This is a great idea. I’m definitely going to try this.
    P.S. I love hot sauce n my macaroni! Im a Tapatio girl myself. That was hilarious when u added the part bout the hot sauce.

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