I’m sharing 9 DIY jewelry storage ideas for how to organize jewelry, no matter how large, or small your collection is.
A friend of mine asked me if I would write about how to organize jewelry as a part of this series, and to be honest, this one is a bit of a challenge for me. I don’t have a lot of jewelry but what I have, I’ve always just thrown in a jewelry box, or a drawer, so it’s not very organized. I decided this would be a good opportunity for me to get inspired and figure out a good way for me to organize all my pieces of jewelry, while at the same time give you lots of inspiration for your treasures!
First let’s talk about earring organization.
I have more earrings than anything but I get stuck in a rut of wearing the same ones, because I forget about the ones that got shoved to the back of my jewelry box drawer. This DIY jewelry organizer tip from Delightfully DIY is genius! She uses felt (you could also use velvet) and pencils to create the perfect organizer for all her earrings.
Here is a great idea for creating a portable jewelry case, if you have lots of earrings. Purchase these 3-drawer bins and foam, from Amazon, or Walmart. Then line each compartment with foam cut to size. When you are finished, put your earrings in them for easy to find, organized earrings! If you have earrings with earring backs, create a separate compartment to store them.
If you don’t have a jewelry stand, but have an extra drawer, here is a great storage solution that I never would have thought of! Ice cube trays in a drawer, make the perfect jewelry drawer organizer for earrings, rings, small bracelets, and even costume jewelry!
If you have lots of pretty milk glass–in different sizes–some extra countertop space, and want to display jewelry, this is a very pretty way to organize it. I love this idea of ring dishes, I just wish I had more counter space, and more milk glass!
And last but not least, this is a great way to organize your earrings if you don’t have a jewelry box, lots of drawer space or extra counter space! This DIY idea will cost you pennies and is super easy to make! You can purchase the plastic here. This is an especially great idea for kids, who lose earrings, and earring backs quite easily (I know from experience. 😉 )
Moving on to bracelets and necklaces.
I love this simple idea using a thread rack and I love that the thread rack can be used as a ring holder, and holds everything from chunky bracelets, large hoops and even grandma’s pearls.
Who says you have to store your jewelry in the bathroom? Put this on the back of your closet door and it will make it easier to match your everyday jewelry to your outfit.
Here is an easy DIY project for your jewelry collection, especially to store necklaces. Cut blocks of wood to size, then stain, or paint it a color you like, then add small hooks to create this pretty organizer. You could even add some pegs to the front of the wood, for rings, or chunky bracelets.
This jewelry storage solution, from Infarrantly Creative, has got to be one of my favorites. She had a little wall space in her bathroom so she cut into the studs to create this incredibly awesome jewelry cabinet! If you have an old ironing board cabinet in your closet, you could also use it to convert it into this jewelry organizer.
This one will obviously take longer than 30 minutes to build, but it won’t take too long to organize all your jewelry once it’s built. There’s a full tutorial if you have some wall space and would like to do the same thing. We don’t have any walls in our current bathroom (literally, not even a door) but when we redo our bedroom/bathroom space, I’m going to put one of these in!
Are you inspired to organize your jewelry now!? I know I am! I’ve got to find a temporary solution for organizing mine, until we can afford to redo our bathroom.
Okay, I’ve got one more, for those that have a little extra drawer space. I love these DIY drawer dividers, with separate slots for all your different jewelry items. There’s even a full tutorial on how to make it, on YouTube.
I hope you are as inspired as I am by all these jewelry storage solutions! I would love to hear which way you decide to organize your jewelry. Or if you have an even better idea, I’d love to hear that too! Let us see your before and after pictures, post them on Instagram and tag me @askannamoseley, or you can use the hashtag for this series – #organizedinlessthan30min.
If you missed one of the posts in this series, here’s a list of what we’ve organized so far:
- How to organize your health
- How to organize kitchen utensils
- How to organize kids dishes and utensils
- How to organize a Kitchen without a pantry
- How to organize Legos
- How to organize your purse
- How to organize paper clutter
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