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Shadow Box Jewelry Holder




Some baubles are just too pretty to put away at the end of the day. But with a jewelry holder and display case made from a basic shadow box, you'll have less clutter, more chances to admire your favorite pieces, and everything within reach. 

All you need to add to the inside of the box are hooks; the hardware for hanging the box is already mounted on the back.



  1. Step 1

    Remove the glass from the shadow box. Cut a wallpaper remnant to fit the back of the box, and adhere with glue.

  2. Step 2

    Create a layout of hooks. Drill holes for screw hooks in the backing. Insert hooks.

  3. Step 3

    Hang shadow box on wall using attached hardware.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2011



Reviews (8)

  • pdx_mama 11 Feb, 2015

    This is awesome. My mom made one for my tween daughter for Christmas and it was big hit. She used fabric for the backing rather than paper though. Seems like either would be easy peasy. One note to the editor - you forgot to put hooks on the supply list.

  • lsolo 16 Sep, 2013

    Hanging neckpieces or bracelets is not the best storage idea. Gravity pulls at the beading and may pull at the design configuration. As a jewelry designer, I believe that all jewelry should be stored flat in appropriate closed boxes/drawers. Leave frames or shadowboxes for other artwork!!!!

  • aubergine 10 Aug, 2012

    love the shaowbox jewelry holder. great idea. found some at Home Goods

  • scrapendipity 10 Aug, 2012

    I'd love it if this project were printer-friendly.

  • Oyourselves 16 Jul, 2011

    I love this idea! Very creative!
    I love all your ideas Martha!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  • Clearly 21 Jun, 2011

    Curious where you purchase your hinged box from?

  • Clearly 21 Jun, 2011

    The shadow box link doesn't work

  • scap 20 Jun, 2011

    Another idea I've used for years with this project is to wrap vinyl screening (hardward stores) around background and tape with duck tape on back. Pop backing back in and you can now hang earrings through screening, anywhere you want! If you stick in pins with round heads, you can also hang necklaces. I use shadow boxes with hinged tops so all jewelry remains clean. Friends love receiving this gift!