DIY Jewelry Storage

I’m back with another storage solution for your jewelry, specifically, the necklaces.  I don’t know about you, but for me, if I can’t see my necklaces at a glance, I’m much less likely to wear them.  I had a behind-the-closet-door storage system that worked really well . . . pre-baby.  Now, one of my son’s favorite things is to pull the necklaces he can reach off the wall.  So, I needed to get them higher.

I wasn’t sure if my idea was going to work, so I didn’t photograph it step-by-step, but all I did was apply my pretty paper to a piece of foam board and attach pushpins at the top to hang the necklaces on.  (The pins actually poke through to the other side- you could obviously use a cork board too, but so far, my pins are staying strong).

WalMart had a really cute selection of push pins in different sizes and colors (hot and pale pink, light and dark aqua).  I chose the shiny silver here.  

Now I can see my most favorite necklaces right where I get ready in the morning. 

Since I had a shelf handy, I added my watches and some bracelets too (contained in bowls from Anthropologie).

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  1. November 22, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    I have complete closet envy! I'm redoing our much smaller walk in closet soon, will have to consider this…..I LOVE the trays and bowls you have out. Had to laugh at your trio of watches…I have THE SAME THREE! I thought I had a problem….lol….I also have the light fixture you have in your closet, in my dining room…..I swear, I'm not copying you….it's just a coincidence!!!

  2. November 22, 2011 / 12:46 pm

    I have closet envy too! I have a really big walk-in closet that is completely nonfunctional & totally in need of a make-over! I just might be using this idea! Thanks for sharing;)

  3. November 22, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    This is just what I need for my accessories. I like being able to see them otherwise I feel like they get hidden, and I forget what I have. Couldn't help but notice that I have the same gold and white watches–I like your style 🙂


  4. gab
    November 22, 2011 / 1:16 pm

    Can you specify what kind of foam board and where to buy? Totally want to make this my project this week!

  5. November 22, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    Gab- The foam board is from Target, it's with their poster board.

  6. November 22, 2011 / 2:10 pm

    Love this idea! I have been trying to figure out a way to manage my jewelry, and this is fantastic!

  7. November 22, 2011 / 2:31 pm

    what an awesome idea!! i definitely need to utilize my closet space a lot better than i do now

  8. November 22, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    Love this idea, and I have the perfect spot!

  9. LifestyleBohemia
    November 22, 2011 / 12:28 pm

    Everything is so perfectly organized – it looks lovely! You've definitely inspired me to start a new project!

  10. November 22, 2011 / 6:39 pm

    So, creative! Thanks for sharing. I may have to give this idea a whirl…my jewelry is currently a hot mess!

  11. Jenny Castle Design
    November 22, 2011 / 1:37 pm

    Cute idea and I couldn't help but notice the Anthroplogie bowls – aren't they the best? They "doll up" everything!

  12. Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    November 22, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    That looks so fabulous Megan. All of my jewelry is just laying around, I must zhush it up a bit!

    Thanks so much for sharing Sally's art 🙂

  13. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    November 22, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    This is so pretty! I love this idea!

  14. natasha {schue love}
    November 22, 2011 / 4:28 pm

    Great idea! It looks so organized and pretty! 🙂

  15. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    November 22, 2011 / 5:23 pm

    It looks so pretty. Makes me want to come shop your boutique!!

  16. November 23, 2011 / 12:53 am

    Wonderful!!! I can't believe it's just foam board. Looks very sophisticated. And also, I love your necklaces! 😉

  17. Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers}
    November 22, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    Megan you are a genius! I must do this. I can't tell you how many times I have caught Sterling playing with my jewelry. What kind of paper did you use and where did you find it? I might tackle this project this weekend!

  18. Lili
    November 23, 2011 / 2:28 am

    i have hooks for my necklaces off the wall and they keep falling! i need to copy this! thanks for sharing!

  19. Allison
    November 23, 2011 / 7:46 am

    It looks beautiful, Megan, and I am inspired by your organization. My jewelry is kind of all over the place in drawers. You've got fun pieces!

  20. November 23, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    Hey Megan! Where are your white, coral and turquoise necklaces from?? I NEED THEM!


  21. Crystal @ Ordinary Days
    November 23, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    GORGEOUS! Everything looks so pretty and accessible.

  22. Amanda
    November 23, 2011 / 9:09 pm

    love this idea! now if I just had your awesome closet to go with your beautiful jewelry collection! 🙂

  23. November 24, 2011 / 5:51 am

    This is a great idea for toddler hands! My daughter is all about mommy's things, especially shoes and jewelry and purses. She can just about reach the top of the dresser now. Danger zone!
    The paper is really pretty!!

  24. Michaela
    November 24, 2011 / 3:07 am

    Looks great, Megan! I love those bowls…I have one of them! The pattern is super cute (:

  25. November 26, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    Looks fantastic, Megan!

  26. November 29, 2011 / 4:35 am

    Oh my word, I love this! I'm in the midst of starting the house-hunting process (stuck in a teeny town home now) so I'm tucking these little ideas away for the new place! 🙂

  27. December 4, 2011 / 6:42 am

    i LOVE your watches! All of them!! Such a great little spot to display your jewels too!

  28. December 10, 2011 / 7:03 am

    Awesome! Where are your bracelets from? I love the white one!

  29. December 22, 2011 / 8:29 am

    I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I’m quite certain I’ll learn lots of new stuff right here!

  30. August 30, 2012 / 4:36 am

    Oh my gosh!
    Super cute, I want! I think I might try this one
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  31. November 4, 2013 / 6:58 pm

    My wife would love making some of your jewelry storage containers ideas. She has so much, she doesn't know what to do.

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