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Make A Jewelry Hanger In 3 Easy Steps | Simple DIY

Updated on September 24, 2014

Homemade Jewelry Holder

If you've ever reached for a piece of jewelry only to discover that it's tangled up with all the rest of your stuff, then a jewelry hanger might be the perfect item you need to organize your things! They sell Hanging Jewelry Organizers in the stores, but why buy one when it is just as easy to make your own? It's cheaper than buying one in stores and the best part is that you can customize it anyway you want. Jewelry hangers are perfect for displaying and organizing your beautiful jewelry. They also fit easily away in your closet. You can make a jewelry hanger for as little as 3 dollars. I made mine for about 2 dollars and change, and it's the best way I've found to hold my necklaces and earrings.

It's simple and easy. So what are you waiting for?!

How to Make a Jewelry Hanger

Step One: Get the Items You Will Need - You will need only 3 items for this project!

The materials you need to make a jewelry hanger
The materials you need to make a jewelry hanger

1) 1 hanger: preferably one with several tiers or rows, look for the ones that are made for hanging pants, they tend to have flatter pieces that are best for hanging hooks. I found mine at the dollar store, it has black felt on it, which makes it look more attractive, and it also displays the jewelry quite well. Several rows are great because you can hang more jewelry that way. But if you can't find ones with several tiers, or simply want to use a simple one tier hanger those work just as well.

2) Approximately 10 Metal S Hooks: You can find these at any hardware store. The ones I have here are 1 inch long; they are perfect for the size of hanger I used. Depending on the hanger you chose, you might need to use smaller of bigger hooks, to easily fit onto your hanger.

3) 1 Pair of pliers: You will need these to tighten the hooks.

Positioning Your Hooks
Positioning Your Hooks

Step Two: Position Your Hooks

Decide where you want to place your S hooks and then tighten them onto your hanger. I chose to have them into two separate V shapes. There are many ways to arrange your hooks. When you are making it, keep in mind what kind of jewelry you have and how much space you will need.

Tightening the hooks might take some time, depending on the thickness of the metal. I found that bending the hooks slightly while they are off the hanger is the easiest. Then once the hooks were bent, I would slide them into place on the hanger. If you notice that it's still loose you can then go ahead and tighten it some more.

Positioning your Hooks

Homemade jewelry hanger
Homemade jewelry hanger

This is where you are going to need some hand strength! First, position your S hooks. Grab the pliers and squeeze the S hook firmly in place on your hanger. Do this for all of the hooks. If you find you have trouble clamping them down while they are on the hanger, you can try tightening the hooks first, before you place them on the hanger. Once it's tight, try maneuvering it into position. Do what you find it easiest. Just make sure that the hooks are firmly in place or they won't hold your jewelry properly.

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Jewelry Hanger: The final product
Jewelry Hanger: The final product

Step Three: Hang Your Jewelry

This is the easiest step and it's also the most fun! Organize your jewelry anyway you want. You can hang them by color or style. Anything goes.

Try decorating your hanger anyway you want. You can tie some ribbon on to it, or paint it. There are many possibilities.

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    • lucille12 profile image


      3 years ago

      It is also easy to find a combination of different types of hangers.

    • Magda2012 profile image


      5 years ago

      Smart idea! thanks for the instructions

    • flycatcherrr profile image


      5 years ago

      Looks very handy for keeping those chains from getting tangled, and an easy project to do as well. Good stuff!

    • Katie Hazel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katie Hazel 

      5 years ago

      @Lynda Makara: Thank you so much! I am honored :)

    • Lynda Makara profile image

      Lynda Makara 

      5 years ago from California

      Very clever. I love projects like this! Angel blessings.

    • Jogalog profile image


      5 years ago

      A great idea. I'm always losing my jewellery as it isn't properly organised.

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      5 years ago

      What a brilliant Idea!

    • heartycindypen profile image

      Hearty Cindy Penaranda 

      5 years ago from Ormoc City

      this is a terrific idea, although I am not fond of jewleries, i just collect them...

    • Linda BookLady profile image

      Linda Jo Martin 

      5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Cute jewelry hanger idea! I made a jewelry hanger with a piece of driftwood suspended from my ceiling with copper wires.

    • Katie Hazel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katie Hazel 

      5 years ago

      @RosaMorelli: @redberrysky Since i have been hanging my necklaces they are no longer tangled, it really helps!

    • Katie Hazel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katie Hazel 

      5 years ago

      @pusanggala: @pusanggala yes, this is the same way I store my stuff, and I find it works the best :)

    • RosaMorelli profile image


      5 years ago

      Neat idea! I keep mine in my jewellery box but it all gets tangles together - I definitely need one of these hangers! :)

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      5 years ago

      It's a wow! honestly cute. Dangling, I hang them up on an organizer where there's areas for necklaces, bangles, bracelets too. for studs I have jewelry case.

    • Katie Hazel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katie Hazel 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for your comment @Tipi!

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      5 years ago

      Very nice way to display jewelry. Thanks you! :)


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