DIY Jewelry Organizers: 13 Ways to Untangle Your Necklaces, Bracelets, and Rings
Keep your necklaces, bracelets, and earrings in fine order (instead of a fine mess) by repurposing an old spool rack. Where the individual spokes typically store sewing thread, they hold your necklaces and bangles. Mount the rack to a wall, or set one with legs on a vanity.
Mini Mega Rack II (similar to shown), by June Tailor, $20,
Thin beaded glass-and-gold necklaces (similar to shown), by Debbie Fisher, from $88,
Wooden Stud Earring Holders
Keep your collected pairs within easy reach! This is both a simple jewelry organizer and a pretty addition to your vanity table, all in one triangular package. Better yet, they can be custom-made in any size, design, or color of your choice.
Ceramic watercolor palettes provide perfect slots for sorting and separating earrings and other jewelry -- with no tangles! Available at art-supply stores, they make delightful displays on dressers when filled with colorful gems. They're also small enough to tuck in a drawer.
10-Well Slate Porcelain Palette, $12,
Scalloped Clay Jewelry Dishes
Rings, necklaces, earrings, even keys and coins — these little beauties will serve as catch-alls for it all. The clay dishes come with a pretty scalloped edge and decorative stick-on motif.
No more junk drawer! This DIY alternative keeps your baubles shining and easy to spot at a glance. Fit acrylic containers of various sizes into a drawer and for added luxury, consider lining the bottom with gold foil paper.
Metallic foil paper, by Hygloss, in Gold Foil, $15 for 25',
Stacking acrylic trays, from $6 each,
A thin wooden dowel mounted inside a closet or cabinet door using cup hooks is the foundation of a simply chic jewelry hanger. Coat the dowel with semigloss paint. Suspend S hooks from the rod (the texture of the dried semigloss paint will help keep the hooks from sliding), and hang necklaces -- and bracelets and rings, if you like -- from the hooks for dazzling order.
Here's a space-saving trick: Opt for an open-face box that you can mount right onto the wall. When a shadow box is unavailable, any well-chosen crate, bin, or orphaned drawer can be retrofitted with a variety of hooks and knobs, turning your earrings and chains into objets d'art. Small decorative bowls perched on the box's lower ledge corral rings, pins, and brooches and complete the charming trinket tableau.