Creative Ways to Store Jewelry

Sometimes I get the irresistible urge to organize. Even from a young age, organizing and cleaning and streamlining were instinctual. In elementary school, I kept my entire box of 64 Crayola crayons strictly in order of colors and shades, and was adamant that anyone who borrowed crayons had to put them back in their correct place (or they would be forever banned from my art supply stash). I may have verged on obsessive compulsive.

While I’ve loosened up a bit since then, I still get a burst of organization energy from time to time. This week I tackled my jewelry collection, which was in terrible disarray. I had piles of tangled necklaces, earrings and bracelets, stored haphazardly in a plastic desk organizer. The task at hand was clear – I needed a new way to store my jewelry.

The before picture. A big fat mess of jewelry, in need of some serious help.

With a few hours, handy house items, and some resourcefulness, I had an inexpensive way to keep my jewelry organized and readily accessible. Since I’m guessing some of you may have the same problem as I did, I included instructions and photos. Happy organizing!

How to Store Jewelry


Artist canvas
Acrylic paint
Glue (either craft glue or hot glue gun)
Medium-size bowl

Paint canvas desired color, and allow to dry completely.

Cut cardboard to fit inside the canvas frame, and glue onto back of canvas.

Add ribbon and bow to the front to increase cuteness factor.

Push thumbtacks into canvas. Hang necklaces and bracelets from thumbtacks.

Hang earrings from edge of bowl. Non-hanging earrings can be placed inside bowl for easy access.

All done! Next project: makeover the kitchen pantry.

12 thoughts on “Creative Ways to Store Jewelry

  1. OHMYWORD! This is such a great way to organize jewellry. My drawer is a complete mess and I never seem to be able to get it under control so thanks for this!


  2. thank you for sharing this!!! i've actually recently been thinking about how i can organize my jewelry.. i thought of buying a jewelry stand/organizer but it was too expensive, this is definitely a much more cost efficient and creative way to do it! thanks~!


  3. I wounder if this works for stud earrings as well, its a great idea! My little girl has sooooooo many earrings and changes them almost with each outfit, so we have alot! This will make thing much nicer to look at then the shopping bags they came in, thank you!


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