DIY Jewelry Organizer

Happy Monday Cuties,

I’ve been working on a closet DIY for almost a week now. I won’t be selfish and take all of the credit because Babe totally helped me out. Like helped me out so much this should maybe be his DIY. I was more of the designer and foreman and he did all the work although I located and purchased the materials.  What kind of work? Team work. {Quick, what show is that from?} When we purchased our home six years ago Babe hooked us all the way up. He customized our closets to our liking and I loved it. He gave me what I asked for and it was cool; until it wasn’t.

My system had begun to fail me and it was no longer keeping me organized. I began to toss things all over the place and I couldn’t find what I was looking for. I would pull out a drawer, grab something and slam it closed before things began to fall onto my feet. You know just like our kids do with everything in their life. This time I’m talking accessories, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, eye-wear, headbands, tiny handbags, hat, scarfs all of the things.

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I was on Pinterest for days, I had my girlfriend on Pinterest and still I hadn’t found the perfect answer. So I went with a hybrid of what I found on Pinterest, what I had, what would work and the space I had available to make all of this happen. For real the goal was to spend as little as possible.

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Organized chaos…

I tried to document the experience so you can really see what was, and now what is. I had these pull out drawers and this basket that held a bit of everything.

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Drawer #1

So ummm yeah… clearly you see why I need a better situation.

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Drawer #2

This one wasn’t terrible but it was hard to slide the drawer closed.

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Top Shelf

I don’t even know what my original intentions were for this shelf. It quickly became the catch all. I would toss my small cross body bags on top, bags of things I’ve purchased and anything else that needed a home.

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Moved clothes

The first order of business was to move the clothes from the middle to the far left. We removed all of the jewelry drawers and baskets and the shelf so that the clothes could now fit in this space.

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Wooden Frame

I picked up this wooden frame from Michael’s for a few bucks + a 40% off coupon. I already knew I would add hooks to it to complete my Pinterest vision.

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Mug Hooks/Cup Hooks

I purchased a pack of 5/8-inch cup hooks from Home Depot. You can also get them from any craft store, as well; some places call them mug hooks. I didn’t want them too big because I needed to maximize my space. I only had a limited amount of space to work with so I couldn’t get a really big wooden frame.

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DIY Jewelry organizer

Thanks to Babe for putting all of the hooks in. I failed after the first couple of times and played the damsel and distress card. He used a thumb tack to make a hole before screwing the hooks into the same hole. Apparently that made it easier.  After he finished this I had him add a row of hooks to the bottom.

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Mounting Tape

My jewelry organizer is all set and ready to be hung up. Babe and I discussed not wanting to put more holds in our walls so we went with a 3M mounting tape. This tape can hold up to 5lbs of weight and it won’t damage our walls. A pack cost a little over $7.00 but we already had some. If you get it at the craft store make sure you use a 40% off coupon.

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Almost show time.

Hanging the jewelry organizer…

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DIY Jewelry Organizer complete

I loved the way it turned out. Peep the extra hooks at the bottom for maximum use.

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Top Shelf

I went for a less is more type of deal but very functional.

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Small Earrings

I got rid of a lot of earrings and still had a lot of earrings left.  I picked this case up from Michael’s for a couple bucks. It was in the jewelry beading area.  It was perfect for my smaller earrings and studs.

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Jewelry stand

I picked this up from Home Goods, because Home Goods always has the cute finds. It was the most expensive part of my jewelry makeover but worth it at $14.99. This only has some of my necklaces on the back. The others are really big and heavy so I left them where they were hanging on the wall. I put bracelets, my Jord watch, and my huge hoops on the shorter round. The bottom area was perfect for my rings, the bigger rings fit in the open area on the right. I put my lip lapel pin in the middle.

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Top Drawer Made Over

Now this is a system I can get with. I put my bracelets on the left in the sectioned area and put my glasses and bow ties on the right in the open area. I added in two funky pair of my wooden stud earrings. They give it more personality.

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Second Drawer Made Over

I still had bracelets left over so I put them in the second drawer. The smaller beaded types on the left with my chunky bracelets on the right.

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Drawer 3 Make Over

The other drawers I purged first and then just started moving pieces.  That was the case for this basket as well. On the left side I rolled my scarves and put a rubber band around each of them to keep them neat. This allows me to actually see what I have. I rolled the three belts I wear the most in the front and stacked up the others. I put my ski goggles on top and moved to the right side. On the right side I stood up my clutches I use the most and finished it off with my caps.

DIY Jewelry Organizer

How do you organize your jewels? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Alli Smith

    I’ve outgrown my jewelry box and it’s a hot mess. I really need to do an organizer like this in my closet. I hate everything getting all tangled up in that box.

  2. T. Espinoza

    Love!!! My jewelry is all tucked away in boxes where I can’t see anything so I definitely need an organizer like this where I can see what I have.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Yes, being able to see what you have is key. Find old pieces I hadn’t seen in a long time has been fun for me. What old is new again.

  3. Anosa

    These organisation has put my room to a shame, I am loving the jewellry organisers. I think I need to do something similar as my room is a hot mess right now

  4. Shirley Wood

    My jewelry is in dire need of being well organized. You did a fabulous job. I don’t even want to think about how long it would take me to straighten out the mess in my closet right now! Once I get done purging, there won’t be much left!

  5. Pam

    What a great way to organize your jewelry! This would have been perfect when I had a lot of jewelry. it’s all disappeared over the years.

  6. Kemkem

    Great job! I wish l had the patience for that. Truthfully, all l have done is use the dresser in the spare bedroom. Everything is just all over the place. They don’t give you a lot of room in least not what l’m used to :-).

  7. Jeanette

    I think my mother would absolutely love this. She’s always trying to find ways to organize her jewelry better

  8. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I have so much jewelry and it’s all disorganized. I have a jewelry box, but it’s kinda all tangled up in there. I have to try this DIY. It looks fabulous.

  9. Sarah

    I can see this being in my near future of todo! What a neat and easy idea to make a DIY jewelry organizer!

  10. Liz Mays

    Oh wow, great job! Having all of your jewelry on display like that will make things much easier. The new system looks great!

  11. KenyaRae

    Good job! I love a good closet organization project. My jewelry is in a combination between my hanging wall jewelry thingy and baskets for bracelets and such.

  12. Kathleen Kennedy-Leon

    what a great way to get organized. you have so mnay pretty things-now you can find them easier I’m sure!

  13. Kayvona

    Teamwork makes the dream work! Sounds like you’ve got the perfect teammate! I need to do something like this for my jewelry too! I always end up just throwing jewelry out so it does’t over flow my small space but then I find myself wishing I hadn’t thrown it out haha!

  14. Joanna

    I love it! You both did a great job. I’ve been looking for ways to reorganize my space in general. Pinterest is definitely a lifesaver.

  15. Chubskulit Rose

    What a great idea. I might do this too as I need a better organization of my blings.

  16. Bonnie @wemake7

    This looks really nice! You did an awesome job on that. I would love to try to make one of these.

  17. Tia @ financiallyfitandfab

    Cute organizer! And it was financially fit! I’m always good at initially organizing but it ends up falling together in less than a week. 🙁

  18. sara

    WOW!!! You did such an amazing job! I can’t believe how great your closet looks now. And, it looks so simple. I think I could do this. 🙂

  19. Dawn McAlexander

    This is a super idea. I have my jewelry thrown all about the house and I can never find it when I need it. I need to implement this pronto.

  20. Tanya

    I love this with all my heart. I need help with wear to put my growing jewelry collection. I even have the small clear containers with nothing in them.

  21. Kim

    I like what you’ve created. This is nice! I don’t have many accessories to even have use for something like this. My mom can use this though.

  22. Shanita

    Please come do mines!!!

  23. Francisca Ramos

    This is a great idea to keep organized. I like your DIY for the jewelry. It’s so easy to lose earrings, rings and bracelets. Thanks for sharing your tip.

  24. Gabriel

    Great job cleaning that up. I will no longer ever complain about my wife’s jewelry 😀

  25. Tiffany H.

    Good Job on organizing! I literally had all my jewelry in a box! My cousin bout me a Jew,ru organizer you can hang in the closet 2 years ago as a housewarming gift! I just utilized it 2 months ago.. Smh

  26. Sara

    This is fantastic. I wold love to have some way to organize my jewelry, now I have a cool starting place with your project!

  27. Valerie Robinson

    You guys did such a fantastic job! Great team work! My closet is a complete mess and this just gave me the motivation that I needed to fix mine lol. Love your DIYs!

  28. Tata

    I could and would NEVER EVER show my closet in the before state lol. You guys did a great job organizing the accessories, I like that you used 3m tape, I don’t want to put anymore holes in my walls either.

    • MimiCuteLips

      hahahaha Tata. Thanks girl, the 3M tape was all his idea. I had no idea they had a heavy duty version. I’m a fan for sure.

  29. Holly

    I love this. I need that for my earrings especially. They are all over the place lol.

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