Is your jewelry jumbled and tangled up? Here’s a solution for all those piles of necklaces and bracelets with a simple built in jewelry storage project. You can make your own DIY hanging jewelry organizer. Here’s a step-by-step on how to build your own in a weekend.
The other day someone described me as a human exclamation point.
I laughed out loud when I heard it.
Because it’s true.
And yesterday when I found out when the chalkboard made it to the next round in the contest this exclamation point jumped around the room and waved its hands in the air and shouted….
….and stopped to catch its breath and then shouted and jumped and waved some more.
Thank you to each and every single one of you on behalf of punctuation marks everywhere.
In the exclamation point department, this project is worth thousand of them. If your jewelry is jumbled and messy, it’s time to organize it.
Here’s a step-by-step on how to build your own hanging jewelry organizer in a weekend.
What are some simple ways to organize your jewelry?
You want to start by pulling all the jewelry out of your current organizing container. Place on a flat surface and sort into three piles. Place jewelry into a pile that you want to donate. Place jewelry into another pile that you need to throw away. Place jewelry into another pile that you want to keep. Next, organize the remaining pile into necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Use hooks and small dowel rods to organize the jewelry accordingly.
How do you store jewelry?
A hanging jewelry organizer like this is a perfect way to keep all your jewelry organized and out of sight. Hang the necklaces from hooks on the interior of the hanging jewelry organizer. Place earrings on small dowel rods. Hang bracelets on smaller hooks at the bottom of the organizer.
What can I hang my necklaces on?
Simple hooks from the hardware store, like the ones we used in this project are perfect for keeping necklaces organized. You can also use decorative door hardware or simple wood pegs.
How do I store necklaces when traveling?
This is a great project for organizing your jewelry at home, but what happens when you travel? So many times, jewelry can get tangled and jumbled in a jewelry bags. Why not try this simple idea? Use straws to organize necklaces. Simple string necklaces through the straw and fasten. This keeps the necklaces from becoming tangled.
The best part about this project is that it’s is easy and inexpensive to make.
It’s a hanging jewelry organizer made from a single sheet of 1/2″ MDF.
All the cuts were done at our local home improvement store and it took an afternoon to assemble.
When it’s closed, it looks like this.
All simple and classic and unassuming.
But inside, watch out world.
Hello gorgeous. 🙂
Hanging Jewelry Organizer
- 1/2″ MDF cut into the following pieces
- 16″ wide x 52″ long (cut one for front piece)
- 15″ wide x 51″ long (cut one for back piece)
- 2 1/4″ wide x 51″ long (cut two for side pieces)
- 2 1/4″ wide x 16″ long (cut two for top pieces)
- long piano hinge
- door fastener
- 1 small dowel rod
- multi-pronged hook
- full-length mirror with plastic backing
Step 1: assemble pieces
Start with a piece of 1/2″ MDF that looks like this.
Step 2: Cut boards
Cut the large board into sections like this.
You will need to have them cut:
16″ wide x 52″ long (cut one for front piece)
15″ wide x 51″ long (cut one for back piece)
2 1/4″ wide x 51″ long (cut two for side pieces)
2 1/4″ wide x 16″ long (cut two for top pieces)
We had them cut all the pieces at our local home improvement store for easy assembly.
Step 3: Nail pieces together
The side pieces will be slightly shorter than the top pieces.
Kind of like a puzzle.
Nail together as shown.
Step 5: Attach the mirror
Here’s what the mirror looks like after we hung it….but make sure you glue the mirror to the front board before attaching the hinge.
We attached the mirror to the door with glue.
Step 6: Attach the piano hinge
Get ready to organize.
Step 7: Attach dowel rods
Drill holes in the side of the organizer slightly larger than your dowel rods.
Cut two small dowel rods to 15″ long.
Bend dowel slightly and attach in holes and secure in place with drop of glue.
Step 8: Attach hooks
We hung 12 multi-pronged hooks to organize the necklaces.
Step 9: Add door knob and door fastener
These fun door knobs came from the Hobby Lobby knob department.
Under $5.00 with a 40% off coupon. 🙂
Here’s a close-up of the door fastener.
I love the project.
It was like Christmas opening up the jewelry box and finding necklaces and earrings that I had forgotten all about.
I’ll leave you with one more look at the finished hanging jewelry organizer.
And a few extra exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!