Ah, jewelry. We all love wearing it. Putting it away and keeping it organized though is another story altogether. Imagine having the perfect place to keep all of your jewelry organized.
Well, we’ve got a great collection of 25 DIY jewelry holders and organizers that you can make in an afternoon and that will keep your jewelry organized for good.
From hanging displays to all-out dresser type organizers, there is something here for every jewelry lover. Whether you need a place to keep your favorite rings handy or you want something that will keep those earrings from getting lost, you are sure to find the perfect storage solution for all of your jewelry.
Take an afternoon and get a little crafty. You’ll be glad that you did and you’ll always know exactly where those favorite pieces of jewelry are stashed.
Plus, these organizers make it really easy to instantly find what you’re looking for so there are no more worries of being late to work because you can’t find the necklace or earrings that go great with your outfit. Let’s get DIYing and make the perfect place to store all of that jewelry!
Utensil Holder Jewelry Hanger
With a wooden utensil hanger, a few hooks and a couple of hours of time, you can create a beautiful jewelry hanger that keeps your jewelry organized and handy. You could use a plastic utensil holder for this, but the wood is much sturdier and more attractive. You basically just put the small hooks on top of the larger columns to hang your necklaces and then put several in the smaller areas for holding earrings. You can hang it on the wall and keep all of your jewelry right where you need it and perfectly organized. No more tangled necklaces or missing earrings.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Colormebluefashion
Wood Floor Sample Organizer
Wood floor samples are around a quarter each at your local home improvement store. You can use a few of these to create a beautiful jewelry organizer that will hang on the wall. You need a collection of samples (or you could just use a board if that’s what you have on hand), wood glue, a few screws and something to hang it – Velcro picture strips work well. The screws (and you can buy decorative ones if you want) are what holds all those necklaces and keeps them from getting tangled. Just hang it in the bedroom or bathroom and you’ll always have your necklaces perfectly organized.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Creatingreallyawesomefreethings
Lace Earring Holder
A strip of lace can do wonders for helping you to keep earrings organized. The greatest thing about this project is how it looks so rustic and antique. That’s done using teabags to stain the lace and give it an old-word feel. There are very few supplies needed and if you have enough lace, you can create several of these and just hang them all together to keep all of your earrings organized. It’s a beautiful, easy project that will take very little time but instantly improve your bedroom or bathroom décor just by having it hanging there.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Forthemakers
Drawer Pull Jewelry Storage
Some old drawer pulls and other hardware can be attached to a board to give you the perfect place for keeping all of your jewelry organized. You need a board, which you can paint or stain any color that fits your current décor. Then just take those old drawer pulls, hinges, and knobs (which incidentally, you can pick up at yard sales and thrift stores for a steal) and attach them in different ways. Create a pattern or just put them wherever you think they’ll work best. You get a beautiful place to store and display all of your jewelry and for very little cost.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Lizmarieblog
DIY Vintage Jewelry Stand
This beautiful vintage jewelry stand can be made with things that you have on hand or you can visit a thrift store or Goodwill store to find the plates and candlesticks that you need. You will need a couple of brass candle sticks and at least three vintage plates. You’ll also want some superglue to hold it all together. It looks like the jewelry stand that your grandmother kept her treasured pieces in and it’s absolutely gorgeous and really holds quite a few rings, earrings, and bracelets. Just sit it on the dresser or nightstand and keep all of your favorite pieces organized.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Acutedesigns
Framed Chicken Wire Jewelry Hanger
If you have a few pieces of chicken wire on hand, you can create an absolutely stunning hanger for your earrings and other jewelry. You’ll need a one-by-two foot piece of chicken wire as well as a few pieces of wood to build the frame. The framed holder hangs with a piece of ribbon or whatever you want to use to hang it and it costs only about $2 to make. Plus, it’s relatively easy and will hold loads of jewelry. Add a few small nails or hooks to the wooden part for holding necklaces and bracelets and your earrings will just hang across the wire in the center.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Just-between-friends
Deco Board Jewelry Hanger
A magnetic board and a few magnetic hangers will give you the perfect place to hang and keep all of your jewelry organized. You can paint the board and the hangers to match your décor and they are perfect for holding necklaces and bracelets. The hangers are just a few dollars each at Wal-Mart and you can find the magnetic board at any office supply store. Or, if you have an old board that you aren’t using, you’re halfway there and you can just add the hangers to keep your jewelry within reach and untangled at all times.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Girllovesglam
Embroidery Hoop Earring Display
An old embroidery hoop and a few strips of lace give you the perfect place to hang and organize your earrings. You don’t even have to glue this one. Just separate the hoop and place the lace ribbon inside before putting it all back together. The hoop hangs perfectly on the wall and you can add as much lace as you need to keep all of your earrings organized. It’s beautiful, easy to make, and best of all, cheap. You can literally make one of these in about five minutes and if you have the hoop and lace on hand, it won’t cost you anything. You could also use strips of fabric if that’s what you have.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Bubbyandbean
Cheese Grater Earring Display
A cheese grater is the perfect earring holder. Now, we’re talking about those full, standup graters that you can buy just about anywhere if you don’t already have one that you can use. Paint over the metal if you want and add lace or whatever else you want to make it a bit more decorative. Then just stick your earring backs into the holes in the grater. Voila! Instant earring organization and it takes just a few minutes and won’t cost anything if you have an old grater that you can use. Note that this one works best for hanging earrings.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Katrinshine
Vintage China Jewelry Display
You can create an absolutely gorgeous jewelry display with a few cheap plastic plates and cups, some temporary tattoos and a few other supplies. The gist of this one is to make those cheap plates and cups look like vintage china, which is done with floral temporary tattoos. Once you have that accomplished, you can fill the cups with foam for sticking earrings and use command hooks or some decorate push pins on the plates to hold necklaces and bracelets. You really have to see this one. You’ll find it hard to believe that they started out as cheap plastic.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Onceuponherdream
Staircase Spindle Jewelry Holder
If you happen to be replacing your staircase spindle, you’ve got the makings for the perfect jewelry holder. Even if you don’t have a spare spindle sitting around, you can pick them up really cheap at yard sales, flea markets, or any number of thrift stores. You’ll need a round piece of wood to hold the spindle up and some wire for hanging your jewelry. This is a beautiful jewelry organizer that you can paint or stain any color you need to match your décor and it’s really easy to make. The wires stick out in different places, giving you the perfect place for hanging all of your longer jewelry pieces.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Rainonatinroof
Accordion Jewelry Holder
A wooden accordion rack is a great way to keep your jewelry organized and they are really cheap at the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree. You could also use plastic racks if that’s what you want. You can paint or decorate them however you want and then just hang them on the wall to hold necklaces and bracelets. Stack a few of them up the wall to have somewhere to keep all of your longer pieces organized. They make the perfect jewelry organizers and they’re really cheap, which is always a good thing. Plus, there’s little work involved to turn them into jewelry holders.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Caughtonawhim
Kids’ Jewelry Organizer
When you’re organizing jewelry, you certainly can’t forget about the little girls in your life. This kids’ organizer is perfect for little necklaces and bracelets and it’s very easy to make. You’ll need wooden pegs and a frame, which you can get for around $1 each and something to fill in the center. We love the idea of using an old loom to create a place in the center for hanging earrings. This is a really easy project and one that your little one can help you to make and decorate. Just add a little paint or decoupage some pictures on the frame.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Tonyastaab
Hinged Jewelry Holder
This hinged jewelry holder is attractive and very functional and it’s cheap and easy to make – our favorite kind of DIY. You need a couple of pieces of wood and in whatever size you want. Just make sure that they’re both the same size. Paint or stain them however you want and then hinge them together to make a sort of folding, standup board. Then just add command hooks or nails for hanging necklaces and bracelets and you’re all set. You could also add small baskets at the bottom to keep other pieces in that won’t really hang well.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Eyesofstyle
Coat Hanger Jewelry Holder
An old wooden coat hanger can be transformed into the perfect jewelry organizer with a few small hooks and maybe some decorative ribbon. First, decorate the hanger however you want, if you want. Then add tiny command hooks for holding necklaces and bracelets. You can stick the hooks into the wood all the way around the hanger and even on both sides if you want. You get loads of space for hanging your jewelry and a wooden hanger will cost only a few cents at thrift stores so this is a really cheap project as well.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Morningcreativity
DIY Wooden Jewelry Box
You can run out and buy a jewelry box but why would you when you can DIY it? This is a great project and one that gives you room to store all of your jewelry in one place. There are hooks for your necklaces and bracelets, a place to hang earrings, and even a small shelf where you can keep bowls for rings and earring studs. This is the perfect jewelry organizer and one that you can completely make from scratch, and with just a few supplies. You’ll need wood of course and a few other key materials. What you end up with is jewelry storage that looks like something expensive. Only you will know it’s a DIY project.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Betterafter
Garden Rake Necklace Holder
Oh how we love repurposing old garden tools! This old garden rake is beautiful as a new necklace and bracelet holder. This is one of our favorite jewelry organizing projects. It’s easy, cheap, and works wonders for helping you to keep your necklaces from getting tangled. You just need the end off an old rake which you can pick up at flea markets or yard sales. Just sand, paint, and hang the old rake end and then hang your necklaces on it. Easy, right? And, this is a beautiful jewelry holder that has a wonderfully rustic look. You can even add a piece of twine for holding those dangly earrings.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thinkingcloset
Pegboard Jewelry Holder
Pegboards are great for organizing just about anything and jewelry is certainly no exception. A piece of pegboard is really cheap and you can use it to create a beautiful jewelry organizer that will hold all of your necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets. Just frame the pegboard (if you want) and then add hooks, cups, small baskets, and anything else that you need to keep that jewelry organized. You can hang necklaces from hooks and use plastic cups or baskets to keep your rings organized. Really, there are so many ways that you can put a pegboard to work keeping things organized.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – The36thavenue
Radiator Grate Earring Holder
A piece of radiator grate in a frame is perfect for holding those dangling earrings. You just have to cut the grate to fit your wooden frame, assemble it and then hang up your earrings. These are great because they are so decorative and you can paint them if needed so that they match your bedroom décor. You could make a few of them if you have loads of earrings to hang or think about using them as gifts for other girls you know that need to get those dangly earrings organized.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Iheartorganizing
Plaster Hand Ring Holder
Instead of buying a cheap plastic ring holder or spending a fortune on a not-so-cheap one, why not just create your own whimsical plaster hand to keep rings and bracelets organized? This is such a fun project and would make the perfect gift (the holidays are just around the corner, you know). You will need plaster of course, plus a mold and paint if you want to paint it. The great thing is that you can use rubber gloves as a mold and they are much cheaper than a real mold. This is the perfect thing for the dresser and will really help you to keep your rings and bracelets organized.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Fashiondivadesign
Hideaway Jewelry Storage
Now this is a great jewelry storage project. Not only is it easy and relatively cheap, you get enough room to store all of your jewelry and then some. It’s a hideaway jewelry cabinet that has a mirrored door and it fits perfectly wherever you have room on the wall. It’s got hooks for everything and will seriously hold tons and tons of jewelry and keep it perfectly organized. Imagine having your own jewelry cabinet and not having to shell out a couple hundred bucks for it. Plus, the mirror is good for trying on jewelry to make sure that it matches what you’re wearing.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Shanty-2-chic
Remember those silhouettes that you made for your mom when you were a kid? Well, this jewelry organizer uses the same concept only you get a great bust that you can use to keep necklaces and other jewelry untangled and organized. It’s really easy and cheap to make and so adorable that you’ll want it just for the decorative purposes alone. Plus, you can use any number of templates to create it, even your own silhouette (you remember how to do those, right?). This is great for bulkier necklaces that won’t fit in the jewelry box and it would make the perfect gift.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Designsponge
There are a number of ways that you can make a jewelry tree and they are perfect for hanging your bracelets or necklaces. For the simplest version, just grab a nice twig from the yard and stick it in a vase. Voila! You have necklace storage that costs nothing and literally takes about two minutes to make. You can also be a bit more crafty and create a beautiful tree that will hold necklaces, bracelets, and even rings if you want to take a bit more time. A jewelry tree looks great wherever you sit it and really does help to keep your jewelry organized.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Mysocalledcraftylife
DIY Ring Box
Taking an old cigar box and an old sweater, you can make a great ring holder that not only organizes your rings, it protects them as well. What you end up with is a ring display that looks a lot like what you see in the jewelry store, only a lot cheaper. This project is easy and only takes about an hour or so from start to finish. You end up with a place where you can slide your rings in to keep them from being lost or knocked around in the jewelry box. You could also use this to stick your stud earrings in and keep them from being misplaced.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Afabulouschallenge
Jenga Necklace Rack
An old Jenga game is the perfect place to begin organizing your jewelry. If you don’t have an old Jenga set, you can pick them up for less than $10 and they make a really neat looking display for your necklaces. Paint or decorate the wooden blocks if you want and then just put them together, holding them in place with strong glue. Hang it on the wall and you have a really modern looking necklace holder that is as fun to make as it is functional to use and it will keep those necklaces from tangling in the jewelry box.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Brit
More DIY Jewelry Organizing and Storage Projects
There is no end to how you can be creative with your DIY jewelry organizing projects. Just take a look at this infographic from Axentric that shows you several more ideas for how your can organize and store jewelry.
Most of the projects here doesn’t require buying a lot of things. Many of the projects can probably be completed using parts you already have in your home.