If you can’t see it, chances are you won’t wear it. At least this is the case for most costume jewelry. If your jewelry is always lumped together in big, knotted balls, you’ll probably find yourself wearing the same few pieces over and over again.
It’s about time you untangle that pile of jewelry on your dresser and showcase your most beautiful accessories in a way that will encourage you to wear them. These various jewelry organizing ideas combine style and function without breaking the bank.
DIY Clay Cactus Ring Holder
If you’re like us, you probably lose your rings pretty often. This cute catchall ring tray and cactus-shaped holder is the ideal way to keep all your delicate bands in one place. The best part is that it’s so easy to make, you can create a few to place around your home where you need them most. Think: next to the kitchen sink, the bathroom, your bedroom nightstand. You’ll never panic over a misplaced ring again.
Hang Earrings From Curb Chain
For those of us that have a ton of costume jewelry, sometimes a standalone jewelry armoire just isn’t enough space. Not only that, larger costume necklaces can get lost in drawers, never to be seen or worn again.
If you need more designated space for your baubles, consider adding a jewelry display on a narrow portion of a wall, either behind or on the back of a door. For starters, screw in hooks to thin strips of wood and use these to hang necklaces. Next, drape long sections of thick curb chain for an awesome earring display.
Add Hooks to Pieces of Driftwood
This next jewelry organizing idea will appeal to a wide variety of decor tastes. In fact, the driftwood looks as good in a farmhouse style home as it would in a Scandinavian inspired loft. The key is to match the jewelry to the display. Don’t hang anything too colorful or bulky on this one.
These driftwood jewelry displays can be bought or found at a craft fair, but they can just as easily be made. Next time you’re on a beach, seek out some of your own driftwood. Since its very dry by nature, you should be able to screw hooks into the wood without any additional tools. Attach some twine, hang in groupings and you’re all set.
DIY an Industrial Pipe Jewelry Display
Adding an industrial style jewelry display to your home is a fun way to balance masculinity with one of the most feminine items—jewelry. If you’re having trouble convincing your spouse that leaving jewelry on display in the bedroom is a good idea, perhaps he won’t mind it as much if this is the display you choose.
There are so many ways you can create furniture and home decor using plumbing from the hardware store, but this is definitely one of the easier projects to tackle. The entire DIY shouldn’t cost you any more than $20-$30.
Jewelry is best displayed in a way that will complement your existing home decor. For instance, don’t incorporate feminine frames for earrings if the rest of your decor is very modern.
This branch jewelry display will look great with modern, minimal, and boho decor. To make it, all you need is a dried out tree branch, some spray paint, small rocks and a ceramic dish. It will work best for dainty jewelry that isn’t too heavy.
Repurpose an Old Box into a Ring Display
Want to quickly and easily add a little character to your home? The next time you’re at a flea market or antique mall, keep an eye out for small vintage boxes. The more intricate the advertising, the better the treasure. Then, transform the box into an old world ring display.
Don’t keep fine jewelry on display in your home, but instead, pack this ring display with your best costume rings and place the box on your dresser or vanity.
Make a Simple Wooden Block Jewelry Holder
Some jewelry displays look so elaborate that they take away from the jewelry. This modern wooden block display is easy to make, but it’s also simple enough to let the jewelry shine.
Cast These Cement Ring Cones
Even though you shouldn’t keep diamond and gemstone rings on display, there are areas in your home where you should take your rings off temporarily. These include next to the kitchen sink, in the bathroom, and on your nightstand.
Remember, you shouldn’t wash or sleep in your rings, so these cement cones are perfect for a temporary place to house your most precious jewels. Just be sure to return your expensive rings to a safe or to your finger when you leave the house.
Dedicate an Entire Board for a Jewelry Display
This jewelry board has a lot of different jewelry display ideas consolidated into a really neat area. First, you have a frame that has been converted into an earring display by removing the back and adding chicken wire. Next, there’s a shelf filled with various vases and knick knacks that serve as bracelet holders. Finally, the bottom row is a curtain rod used to display necklaces.
Showcase Jewelry in Glass Vials and Apothecary Jars
This jewelry organizing idea may not be the most practical for all your jewelry, but it will work wonderfully for statement earrings and jewelry you want to look extra special.
To create these jewelry holders, simply press a piece of wire into the bottom of a cork stopper and shape it into a fish hook using pliers. Then hang jewelry onto the hook and drop the stopper into the vial. Taller apothecary jars work well for necklaces and longer earrings.
Upcycle Old Dishes Into a Tiered Jewelry Stand
For jewelry you wear more often, a tiered jewelry display works well as a temporary go-between in your bedroom or dressing room. At the end of the day, place all your accessories on this stand. At the end of the week, take all the accessories you’ve collected here and put them back where they belong.
There are so many ways to make a tiered stand, but this idea incorporates a variety of vintage glassware.
By Lauren Thomann