How to Make Your Own Wall-Mounted Jewelry Organizer

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Nothing is more frustrating than a pile of tangled necklaces, especially when your child is yelling for toys, your husband is wondering what's taking you so long, and you still have to brush your teeth - all while you should have been to your destination ages ago. We should be able to look our best NOW. This great wall-mounted jewelry display/organizer is perfect for every woman. See your options laid out before you, and never worry about tangles again!

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Supplies

You'll need a few supplies. I recommend getting them from a hardware store, as their prices are always more reasonable than a craft store. The fabric, of course, will be from a craft store (most likely), but you can also get your fabric from unexpected places: an old shirt that has a pattern you adore and a stain you hate, vintage sheets, old dresses, etc.

  • Staple gun
  • Small hammer
  • Screw in hooks and eyes
  • A piece of wood of your choosing (the piece shown here is beveled on the edges. My original idea was to paint it, but that never came to fruition; therefore, your piece, covered in fabric, does not have to have nice edges). I recommend your wood be at least a half inch thick so your hooks and eyes will fit in the wood without compromising their ability to hold jewelry or hang on the wall. My wood measures 9x7.
  • Enough fabric to cover your wood
  • A small pair of scissors to trim your fabric
  • A pen, unless you really trust your eye to line up the hooks

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Let's Start!

Using your staple gun and a firm grip, staple the fabric to the back side of the wood. I made the fabric as taut as I could. Feel free to use as many staples as you see fit. If your piece is round on the corners like mine, pull the corner of the fabric diagonally toward the center of the board and staple down, then pull the side pieces directly across, horizontally. This should minimize puckered edges.

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Trim your fabric edges. Too much fabric will cause the wood to push out from the wall when it comes time to hang it. This is also a good way to go over your stapling work and identify any fabric that is too loose.

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Choose your placement, and decide - finally - what it is you want this to accommodate. I have a few bracelets. Some are wire, some are metal with gems; bracelets also tend to be larger than necklaces (mine are, at least), so I decided I would put two large hooks at the top of my piece, which I am mounting in a landscape position. Unfortunately, these hooks are not large enough to fit larger acrylic or plastic bracelets on, but I can easily fit a few of my others on one hook.

Use a pen if you need to, being sure to align the hooks carefully so one is not higher than the other (though this is a pleasing look for some people). This is also where your hammer comes in. With a few small taps, you can start your way to screwing the hook into the wood.

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Determine, again, your placement for the necklace hooks. I wanted symmetry and squished them closer together than I had originally intended. Fortunately, it worked out okay. Using a ruler to align them, I drew small dots on the fabric at the point of the screws. Screw them in!

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Almost done! Now, using two "eye" pieces of your hook & eye set, screw them in the top. I put my closer to the edge that will be against the wall, but not so close that the eye pokes through the wood.

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Finally, line hooks up on your wall to match the placement of your eyes and hang! If you have a large collection, different pattern would look marvelous.

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

That is beautiful! Thanks for some inspiration. Necklaces can be hard to store. Wonderful!!


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cherrycrime26 4 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

Excellent Hub, I have so much jewelry, these tips are awesome :-) voted up!!


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BigSerious 4 years ago from Harrisburg, PA Author

Thank you, tammyswallow! They can be hard to store, and I never liked the cabinet-like options. They felt too large and bulky in my own d├ęcor, and most are cost-prohibitive for me and my family. If you ever make one, I'd love to see it!


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BigSerious 4 years ago from Harrisburg, PA Author

Hey, cherrycrime26 (fun name, by the way)!Thanks! I considered adding another large hook between the top two for rings, but haven't made a final decision yet. I honestly don't have a large collection but mostly because I had no way of storing them. Now, however... I'm all over it. I have more fabric to try out! I'll just let my husband know that all this new jewelry is necessary so I can finally use that fabric... Think it'll work? :)


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This is a great idea, and you did a wonderful job putting the tutorial together.


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BigSerious 4 years ago from Harrisburg, PA Author

Thank you, randomcreative! A compliment from you is one I'll certainly keep and take to heart. :) It's great to see you on one of my hubs. Have a great day!


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

This is an amazing hub! This is both an economical & creative idea to hang many chains and bracelets. Your instructions are well-explained and detailed. The pictures are very pretty. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up.


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BigSerious 4 years ago from Harrisburg, PA Author

wow, ishwaryaa22! thank you! I am definitely a big fan of economical. Thank for the compliments on the photos! I love taking photos, and have only my point and shoot, but aim for attractive angles and color. I'm so glad you noticed and took the time to leave me a comment. If you ever make one, please let me know! I'd love to see it. :D


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

This is such an awesome idea! why didn't I think of it? lol! my necklaces get all tangled up, and I do have a stand that I put them on, but it still gets tangled! voted up all the way! nell


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BigSerious 4 years ago from Harrisburg, PA Author

Great, Nell! I have been using mine for almost a week now, and there really is something satisfying about lifting one option off, trying it on, taking it off, putting it back and lifting another - with no fuss. Easy is my middle name, baby. ;)


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Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

This is really nice and looks very professional. I love the fabric choice, too.


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BigSerious 4 years ago from Harrisburg, PA Author

I think I had this fabric originally for an apron. But... I did not make the apron, and I really love the strong hues.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

This is a beautiful and creative solution for storing and displaying your jewelry.


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BigSerious 4 years ago from Harrisburg, PA Author

I think so too. I'm still trying to find ways to use more because I can't stop picking out fabric. Ha!


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Riviera Rose 3 years ago from South of France

This is a terrific idea, and I love how your jewellery becomes a work of art on the wall! All mine is tucked away in drawers, which is a shame really as a) they're hidden and b) I forget about things. Voted up and interesting.


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BigSerious 3 years ago from Harrisburg, PA Author

Thanks, Riviera Rose!! I think I need to make a couple more. My necklace collection - now that it is out in the open - has grown a lot. I see the necklaces, want to wear them every day, and therefore find more that I'd enjoy wearing. Good? Bad? Still good looking, at least!


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Miss Info 2 years ago from New York City

Interesting hub. I wonder if using a solid color cloth (like black or white or tan) will help you see the jewery better? Hmmm.


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BigSerious 2 years ago from Harrisburg, PA Author

I think it would be very pretty to have a dark color fabric with all that glittery loveliness glinting off of it. :)

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