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11 Jewelry Organizers You’ll Want To Buy Or Make Immediately

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Everybody has different needs when it comes to storing and organizing their jewelry. Some people have massive jewelry collections while others only have a few treasured pieces, and some people are willing to DIY while others would prefer to buy something that’s ready to use.

So with all of those factors in mind, I thought I’d put together a list of jewelry organizers with solutions for every type of person and situation. You’ll find an array of both DIY and store-bought options here, along with options for every budget and collection size.

No matter what you want or need, you’re sure to find a jewelry organizer you’ll love below!

11 DIY And Store-Bought Jewelry Organizers You’ll Love

A drawer filled with bowls of jewelry.

1. Decorative Bowls

Inspiration from The Summery Umbrella.

If you have a drawer to spare in your vanity or dresser, use a set of small bowls to corral earrings, bracelets, watches, and other jewelry or small accessories. It’s cheap, easy, and doesn’t require and special tools or equipment.

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2. DIY Cabinet Hardware Organizer

See the full project at Liz Marie Blog.

If you have some spare cabinet hardware lying around and a decent power drill, this DIY organizer will help you put them to good use. It features an eclectic assortment of drawer knobs to hang necklaces and bracelets from, plus upside down drawer pulls that can be used to hold earrings, rights, and other small items.

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3. Classic Jewelry Box

There’s just something so classic about a leather jewelry box like this one from Etsy shop JettsJewelers. Between the necklace storage in the lid and the two levels of storage slots and compartments for rings and earrings, it can surely accommodate everything in your jewelry collection (unless you have chunky bracelets or bangles, which you’ll need to store elsewhere).

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4. DIY Walnut And Brass Organizer

See the full project at Ugly Duckling House.

I will say right off the bat that I’d rate this DIY project as “advanced,” but the finished product is so attractive that I had to share it anyway! This jewelry organizer board was made with walnut plywood and brass rods, giving it a clean, modern look that hearkens back to mid-century style.

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5. Travel Jewelry Box

Another option inspired by the classic jewelry boxes of yore is this smaller, travel-friendly jewelry organizer. Measuring about 4” along the edges and about 2” tall, it’s compact enough to carry in your purse, yet it has storage space for 6 rings and 3 necklaces, and has 3 rectangular compartments you can use for other items. It even has a small mirror inside too!

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6. DIY Framed Organizer

See the full project at House of Hawthornes.

Grab an interesting frame from your nearest thrift store and a metal sheet from the closest hardware store, and you’ll have just about everything you need to make this simple framed organizer.

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7. Wall-Mounted Organizer With Mirror

If you have money to spend, a massive jewelry collection, and a bare stretch of wall, consider this top-of-the-line option: a wall-mounted cabinet organizer. It has 6 LED lights built in to illuminate your jewelry and can hold 45 pairs of dangly earrings, 24 pairs of stud earrings, multiple bracelets 32 necklaces, 84 rings, and there are 5 shelves and 2 drawers you can use to store fragrances, skincare products, or whatever else you can fit inside!

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8. DIY Ring And Earring Organizer

See the full project at I Heart Organizing.

A much more approachable option for those willing to DIY is this cute ring and earring organizer box. It’s made from a wooden craft box with the top removed, plus decorative paper, dowels, felt, and white fabric. Tuck your stud earrings and rings into the gaps for attractive and functional storage.

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9. Hanger Jewelry Organizer

If you don’t really have any extra wall space to add a wall-mounted jewelry organizer, consider this hanging jewelry organizer that you can slip over a standard hanger in your closet. It has pockets, pouches, and loops that should accommodate your whole collection without too much trouble.

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10. Hooks Inside A Cabinet Door

See the full project at Mod Podge Rocks.

If all you need is a place to store your necklaces, consider installing a few small hooks inside of a cabinet door. This project goes a step further by adding cork sheets and fabric, but you could keep it super simple by sticking up a few adhesive Command hooks and calling it a day.

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11. Tabletop Jewelry Stand

And finally, if you have a bit of room on top of a dresser or vanity, this tabletop jewelry stand makes an attractive option for keeping your jewelry organized. It’s a clever way to turn your jewelry into “functional decor!”

Do you have a preferred jewelry organizer you couldn’t live without?

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
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  • My oldest granddaughter came up with a similar idea a couple of years ago. She used regular screening — no quilting behind it. Perfect for her earrings! One could get two matching frames and take care of all of their jewelry needs!

  • Nice idea, I recently made a jewelry holder for my earrings by purchasing wooded window screens. Since the window screens already has the wire mesh all I had to do was hang my earrings through the wire holes and there you go! I like that you added the fabric on the back.

  • Fabulous idea Jillee. Definitely need to make one of these. My jewelry is all over the house but the pieces I wear often get tossed in a small basket on the kitchen counter. Not ideal!!

  • What a great idea! I made something really similar a number of years back, actually. Except I used a smaller frame and a piece of old screen my dad had in the garage. I stapled it to the wood frame and have used it for years to hang my earrings on. It wouldn’t work for bracelets or necklaces, since the screen’s gauge is so thin, but it’s great for stud earrings. You can’t have the pretty backing on it though, unless you stuck the posts through the fabric, I guess.

    Now I want to make another one for all my necklaces! Thanks for the tips!

  • You can also take an old window frame with the glass in-tack. Take a photo of landscape blowing it up to fit the window and place it on the other side of the glass. If you have a window that has wood separating the smaller glass pieces you can place the photo in between two pieces of plexi glass and mount it on the inside of the window frame. Make a small shadow box the same size of the window frame watching the width on the sides (depending on if you want to be able to hide the jewelry) and attach it using hinges to the back of the window frame. On the inside of the box you can use the steps above (with the quilting or just use the wiring by itself) and either a lock to secure it or you can use a cabinet lock instead. You can also use a mirror if you don’t want a photo or use both photo and mirror on the inside with a small ribbon loop to pull it open to reveal the hidden jewelry behind the mirror. So if some one opens it its only showing a mirror unless the notice and pull the ribbon to see whats behind it. I would even leave it deep enough to place a small jar with of tube of moisturizer or lip gloss in front of the mirror so they wouldn’t think there is anything behind the mirror keeping everything hidden. But that’s just me. As far as finishing it that’s up to you if you want to match the weathered look or if you want to paint or stain the wood.

  • I love your take on this one – I got a Dollar Tree frame recently with just this intention. The shower hooks are so smart!

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  • I made an earring holder last year that I love – covered the cardboard in a picture frame with material, then ran strips of coordinating fringe/tassel across it horizontally. I, too, had been looking for a way to store my jewelry but I also have a lot of post earrings that wouldn’t work on one like Jillee made. Post or hook earrings can hang on the tassels. I use the tines of an old rake head for my necklaces.

    Since organizing my jewelry, I rotate through it much better – no more just using what’s laying on the top of the drawer, I can see it all! And by some strange miracle, the cats haven’t bothered the sparkly toy on the wall.

  • You could use also plastic canvas (that you can get at any hobby store, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) instead of the hardware cloth. Plastic canvas can be cut with scissors and comes in a variety of colors and sizes.

  • Great idea! Much better than what I’ve been using – a cork board with tacks which works but can be awkward. Just a note: do not hang silver as it will tarnish.

  • Very cute. I’ve been wanting to make myself a jewelry organizer type device, but all the ones I’ve seen before have still been designed to sit on the shelf or on a vanity/dresser, on which I have zero space. I love that you can hang this on the wall! I’m gonna have to make me one soon.

    • What a great idea!! I’m definitely going to make this! I do want to use smaller hooks, because I have so much jewelry, thinking I will use the small hooks used to hang pleated curtains. Then I want to figure out what to do to put my pierced earrings that are not on hooks, but are on posts.

      • –>Teresa. . .use a small piece of plastic canvas, the most holes per inch. Maybe put the plastic canvas at the top of the frame so the necklaces won’t tangle with them.

      • The plastic canvas sounds like a good idea. I suppose I’m just worried about my regular post/stud earrings falling off. And where would you put the backs? I suppose, though, you could somehow fasten a tray or box onto the frame to hold studs and backs…now I’ve got my wheels turning!

      • I use a piece of plastic canvas. I glue gunned some lace around the edges and stitched on a couple of plastic rings. I hang it on a couple of those nice command hangers (the lace is long enough to cover the “hook”.) It works great for earrings and there’s room to reach behind it to attach the backings. There are also different shapes (circles) that can be used.

        An alternative is to make one for your earrings with plastic canvias and another with the wire mesh for your necklaces and bracelets… (I have enough for both!)

      • You should try attaching a piece of your favorite ribbon over the wire mesh as a solution for earring posts. Just stick them through the ribbon and attach the backs on the other side of the ribbon. Just keep in mind that you don’t want to pull the ribbon real taunt, otherwise you will not have much room to remove (and then put back on again) the backing to your earrings.

  • I am so excited about this! My jewelry is a crazy mess at the best of times. I have two small jewelry boxes but they just aren’t cutting it and I end up throwing my necklaces on top of them in a tangled pile.

    This is exactly what I wanted, but I didn’t know that “cloth” existed! I am going to have to make a shopping trip soon! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Laura

    P.S. We use those type of shower hooks in our bathroom to hang our loofahs/pumice stones/etc from the rod. They dry so much quicker there!

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