Disclosure: I was compensated by Elmer’s Pro-Bond Advance Glue for this post.  But all opinions are 100% mine.


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.


Thank you to each and every single one of you….

….on behalf of punctuation marks everywhere. 🙂


And now….if your earrings need a high rise apartment in the sky….

….here’s an exclamation point project that 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

Elmer’s Pro-Bond Advanced Glue


Step 1:  Start with a piece of 1/2″ MDF that looks like this.


Step 2:  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 Elmer’s Pro-Bond Advanced Glue.

This was my first time to work with the glue and it was amazing.

It didn’t bubble up and expand and ooze out of the sides like other glues I have used in the past.

Follow application directions on the label and let the glue set for 24 hours for maximum hold.


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 Elmer’s Pro-Bond Advanced 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!!!!!!!!!!

Disclosure:  I was compensated by Elmer’s Pro-Bond Advanced Glue for this post.

But all opinions are 100% mine.

Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

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  1. Image for Marisa Franca Marisa Franca

    I LOVE IT!!!!! My jewelry is stuck in boxes in drawers everywhere and half the time I'm searching for a particular piece. This would be fantastic and it would give my Honey some project that would keep him busy! That is a win - win for me. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful day!!! The exclamation points are for you. Congrats on making it to the second phase. Let us know when we can vote again. :-)

  2. Image for Delight Ellis Delight Ellis

    I love it! What a great idea. So glad you're on to the next round with your chalkboard calendar also! Seriously KariAnne, that one is brilliant!!

  3. Image for Anne Presley Anne Presley

    Congratulations for moving on - bling is your specialty so no wonder your idea is FANtabulous. Have a shiny, springy day.

  4. Image for Catharine Inniss Catharine Inniss

    Love this project, KariAnne. I think I will ask my husband to make one for me. Not being sexist - that is just the way we have divided things up. Human exclamation point. That is so you!!! (lol). And you sure wouldn't want to be a period. xxoo Have a great day,RockStar! Catharine

  5. Image for Diana W. Diana W.

    YAY! Soooo glad you are advancing to the next round! I am drooling right now, which isn't pretty because one of the dogs is trying to lick it off my face and I'm trying to see how to make the dang jewelry box! Of course it's a male dog! Why do boys NEVER understand how important jewelry storage is? I love this! I've seen several of these and this one is my favorite so far (of course!). By the way, I'm crushing on that floor! Is it painted? Because I think I feel a swoon coming on if it is.... How could I have missed that floor? Signed: Another exclamation point/question mark

  6. Image for Susan McMullen Susan McMullen

    OMG! I Love Love Love IT! I have jewelry wadded up, tossed in bowls, some hang on a basket in bathroom- I can never find what I'm looking for, or it's a tangled mess! (Imagine that!) I'm thinking I have a project in my weekend future :-)

  7. Image for Sheryll & Critters. Sheryll & Critters.

    I tried to vote for you Karianne, but something was wrong for or with me. It only showed a choice of two that I did not know..... I never could figure out how to change it to you.... so then I thought that maybe it was a series of voting for categories and boy was I wrong..... it would not let me vote for you. I do not know what I did wrong (other than vote for someone I don't know)..... but wish someone would tell me so I could do it right the next time. And I am putting this case for jewelry on my 'going to make' list and well in the meantime, I just LOVE your earrings.

  8. Image for Angela Angela

    This is a fabulous little project! Another one to put on my "to do" list!! Congratulations on moving on!!!!!!!!! Have a beautiful day!~~Angela

  9. Image for Cheryl at Snaps of Ginger Cheryl at Snaps of Ginger

    oh wow!! I love this. I am not handy enough to build something like this but I have a dad who is!! I need 3-4 I think. I may have a bit of obsession with the gorgeous necklaces that are out there right now. ~Cheryl http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

  10. Image for Patti Patti

    Really clever and useful. I usually hang my necklace (at least the ones I'm currently wearing) on the corner of my dresser mirror. :) I especially love the beautiful doorknob.

  11. Image for Beverly Beverly

    I LOVE this! I'm thinking our 11 year old daughter needs this for her birthday present (her birthday is later this month) and I need this for a Mother's Day gift! I'll get my husband working on it ASAP - LOL.

  12. Image for Sheila Moore Sheila Moore

    I love the organizer Karianne. I was just thinking this morning that I need to make something like this for ALL my jewelry. I get tired of opening EVERY box jus tto choose which piece I'm going to wear. Thanks for the tutorial. Oh and Congrats on going to the next round!!!!!

  13. Image for Debbie @Dewdrop Gables Debbie @Dewdrop Gables

    This is fabulous!! I love it, so much better than having the jewellery hanging open on the wall (like it is in my room). I've pinned this and have to see what wood we have lying around so I can coerce my husband into helping me make one. I love the mirror on front...it's perfect!! And congratulations in making it to the next round!!! Debbie :)

  14. Image for Teresa Fields Teresa Fields

    Oh my, oh my, I am jumping up and down. Want to update the master bedroom this summer and I've wanted a long mirror forever!! This is perfect. Now to sweet talk the husband to help.

  15. Image for Sharon Sharon

    OMGEE, Karianne! First, congratulations on making it to the next round. AND, me and my hoop earrings are SO impressed with this jewelry organizer!! There aren't enough exclamation marks to express how much I LOVE it.

  16. Image for Carrie Carrie

    I would suggest adding cork board somewhere so that you can stick your non hanging earrings in it. You can attach a little tray somewhere to hold backs.

  17. Image for Rachell Rachell

    How did you manage to nail the pieces together without the board splitting? I tried this today and every place I nailed split on both pieces

  18. Image for Blue Blue

    I love it! This is about to be my weekend project for next weekend. But is there an omitted part or did we skip step 4?

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