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JEWELRY ORGANIZER DIY

03.08.19

Happy Friday folks! I’ve got something a little bit different for you today. That is, a super simple jewelry organizer DIY. If anyone is need of a new storage solution for their accessories collection, this one is for you!

Even though this jewelry organizer happened by accident it has become such a useful spot for me to store my most worn pieces. I’d originally bought the board and push pins for a party I hosted and had planned to use it as mood board for inspiration and content planning. Instead, I found that it became a catch-all for my necklaces, earrings and bracelets as I finished shoots or began getting ready to relax at the end of the day. Turns out that a cork board and pins are an affordable, customizable and highly functional way to organize and store jewelry. Knowing how well it works for me, I just couldn’t keep the idea to myself any longer!

Today’s DIY post will cover: 

  • What you need to create this jewelry organizer
  • How I use mine to organize my collection
  • My long-time jewelry faves + a roundup of pieces I’ve been eyeing

Let’s take a closer look then! 


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WHAT YOU NEED


  • CORK BOARD – The board I have is about 18″ x 24″ but there are lots of sizes and thicknesses available. Try Michaels or Amazon for lots of options.
  • PUSH PINS – I liked the look of natural wood push pins but you could choose a different shape or colour if you want to jazz things up. The classic push pin shape works great because the shape of the head acts like a little hook.
  • VISUALS (optional) – I tore out a photo I liked from a recent issue of Porter to add a bit of visual interest to the board. You could do that or use your own photos, a postcard, print, poster, however you’d like to add a bit of style! Change it up seasonally to give your board a little update.
  • MAKE IT YOUR OWN – I left my board the natural cork colour because I liked it with my gold jewelry but you could easily paint the board another colour. I like the idea of painting it the same colour as the wall for a more subtle look but bright white, black or grey would work well too. You could also frame it to make it look more finished or substantial.


HOW I USE MY ORGANIZER


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FOR NECKLACES: For a long time I hung my necklaces on a few hooks within my closet. This solution was okay, but I found it hard to keep them from getting tangled as moved clothing in and out and they’d get bumped and swirled. I also found I wasn’t wearing most of my necklace collection because I couldn’t really see them all clearly.

This approach works much better because I can hang each necklace, or at most a couple, on one pin and they don’t get tangled or wrapped around each other. I can also adjust the height of the pin as needed for the chain length.

FOR BRACELETS: I used to stash my bracelets all over the place but could never find the one I wanted when I was looking for it. This way they each have their own spot and never (well almost never) go missing!


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FOR STATEMENT EARRINGS: My earrings used to live in a little box in my desk but I wouldn’t bother wearing them as often because it was just one extra step to get them out. By hanging them on the board, I can see them all at once and grab the pair I feel like wearing without having to go hunting for them. To hang them I just position the butterfly backing at the end of the post and then they hook onto the pin no problem. (see below)


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FOR STUDS: I wear studs most days and as I was putting this post together I realized I didn’t have spot for them on the board. So I pulled out a piece of velvet topped foam from my Jewels & Aces box and secured it between two pins. This way I can pop my studs in and out of the foam square as needed! (see below)

FOR RINGS: I usually just keep my rings in a small brass catch-all in front of the board on my desk but you could also put them into a little pouch and pin it onto the board.

HOW I STORE IT: I simply sit the board on my desk and let it rest against the wall. It would also work well attached to the wall next to a closet or free-standing wardrobe. It works best on a stationary space but I wouldn’t put it on the inside of a door because the pieces might slip off a pin when moved.


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MY GO TO JEWELRY


In addition to the pieces I’ve bought myself over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with some incredible jewelry makers and many of the pieces I’ve collected are still in high rotation today. I prefer to wear gold jewelry and I stick to simple but impactful shapes that work with a wide range of the clothes in my closet.

In case you’re interested in any items shown in this post, I’ve listed and linked to all the styles that are still available or similar options I’ve come across. Below the links to these items I’ve put together a little round-up of some pieces I’ve been eyeing lately too!


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IN THIS POST


FROM LEFT: CHOCK A BLOCK NECKLACE gifted MASLO | BASELINE BRACELET gifted MASLO | CHAIN BRACELET (vintage)* | TORTOISE BANGLES MACHETE | CIRCLE PENDANTgifted YOUNG FRANKK | WOMAN VASE PENDANT WOLF CIRCUS | LONG PADLOCK PENDANT n/a CLAUS | WAVE BANGLE n/a YOUNG FRANKK | DOT BANGLE gifted BIKO | PLATE PENDANT* + DOUBLE DOT PENDANT* YOUNG FRANKK | LONG ABSTRACT PENDANT n/a STVDIO BROOKLYN | U-HOOPS + LOCK HOOPSgifted CLAUS | ARC + LINE EARRINGS gifted NATALIE JOY JEWELS | KATE HOOPS MACHETE | STUD EARRINGS gifted JEWELS & ACES | BUFFALO HORN EARRINGS gifted OPELLE

*Linked to similar option.


PIECES ON MY RADAR





WELL, THAT’S IT FOR MY JEWELRY ORGANIZER DIY! 

WHAT DO YOU THINK, COULD IT WORK FOR YOUR COLLECTION?


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  1. Mary L Grogan says:

    Cute. I did the same things years ago, just have more jewelry on it than you do. Also took a lingerie coat hanger, some lace fabric and 2 curtain clip hangers and made an earring holder. I put the clip hangers on the lingerie coat hanger, then clipped the lace fabric and now have a place for all my earrings that have wires.

  2. Sophie says:

    For a few years I’ve used a cork board tucked inside my wardrobe as my mood/style board. After coming back to this post a few times since the weekend (such gorgeous visuals), adding my jewellery collection to it would be sweet. Especially as wearing my accessories is high on my agenda this year. Can’t keep them hiding in drawers forever.

  3. Mary says:

    so, so amazed by how simple and CHIC this diy is! such a great idea — pinning it now!
    xo / easilyinspired-blog.com

  4. I love this diy so much. I haven’t diy anything in so long and I think it’s finally time. I love how easy it is to make but so efficient. You have so many beautiful jewelries. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  5. B says:

    Hello,
    Love this! Did you take the cork out of the frame?

    Thank you,
    Bronwen

    • Thanks Bronwen! The board I bought didn’t have a frame. I found it at Michael’s and it looks like Amazon has some without a frame too. Just depends what your preference is.

  6. Patricia Kay says:

    Thank You! Great visual and great way for easy-access.
    Question: your colognes/perfumes look elegant. Could you chat about them…? What “notes” are they and what draws you to them?
    Thanks!🌹

    • Sure thing! I pretty much only wear those two scents. The first, Santalum from Fiele Fragrances is my current go-to. I’m drawn to open, fresh scents with earthy base notes and warm layers. This one features wood notes like sandalwood, cedarwood with hints of tobacco and bergamot lightened by jasmine and vanilla. It’s really quite calming and takes on it’s own vibe depending on who wears it. Whenever I’m traveling with my girlfriends they all want a spritz 🙂

      The other one I’ve had for longer and like in the summer since it’s a bit more crisp with citrus and floral notes. It has unfortunately been discontinued.

      I’ve got Santal 33 by Le Labo on my list for my next fragrance purchase!

  7. I love this! It’s so simple and effective. I think it would also help in keeping the old jewelry collection to a minimum!

    • Deanne says:

      This is a great idea, and lends itself to personalizing it to one’s own tastes. I too have too much jewelry out of sight, and tend to rotate some pieces seasonally based on both color (white and pastels inspiring/summer) and what goes best with a given outfit that is also tied to season and temperatures. I am pinning this idea with plans to maybe even make one for gifts! Thanks, love your blog.

    • Thanks Deanne! Love this idea for a gift, good thinking!

    • Thanks Sarah! It always helps to be able to see what you’ve got to work with 🙂