DIY Paper-Covered Jewelry Organizer


Over the years I’ve collected, or been given, various pieces of jewelry. I stopped wearing most of it when Chloe was born (except for my wedding ring), and now that she is a little older I’ve begun to phase in a few pieces every now and again. Often I forget what I own until I go digging around in the box. The earrings and bracelets are organized somewhat decently, but the lengths of necklaces and pendants are all jumbled together. It is not a pretty sight.

Months ago I chose some paper and hardware to make two necklace hangers, although the hooks would also work nicely for rings and bracelets, too. Here is the one I made last week. It is sized to fit a narrow space on the wall of my closet. That’s the nice thing about making something yourself – it can be whatever you want it to be, plus it would make a sweet gift. The wood came from Home Depot (recycled from another project), the paper from Craft Warehouse and the hardware from Target.

12 x 12 sheet of heavy scrapbook paper
4 x 10″ piece of wood
7/8″ nickel-plated cup hooks
2 sawtooth hangers

Xacto Knife
Cutting Mat
Bone Folder
Glue or Double stick tape

Step 1: Fold the paper around the board, basically like you’re gift-wrapping a present. For best results, run the tip of a bone folder along the edges to make the smoothest and straightest folds possible.

Step 2: Seal the sides down with adhesive. I used double stick tape.

Step 3:
Make a tiny mark where you want the cup hooks to go. Drill pilot holes at each mark so the cup hooks will go in smoothly, and then screw them in. Finish by lightly pounding in the sawtooth hangers on the back side, one at each of the upper corners. Enjoy!

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10 thoughts on “DIY Paper-Covered Jewelry Organizer

  1. Nice tutorial…
    Funny thing about jewelry. I went through a period there where I didn’t seem to wear any but my wedding ring and my single black pearl necklace (purchased on my honeymoon). I also maybe thought I was still that girl, but last weekend we reorganized our closet and made a small space for my jewelry board…and well, maybe that small space might as well have been an entire wall. I didn’t realize just how much I now have. And apparently I like dangle earrings. As soon as Chloe is old enough to not try to eat yours, you can go back to wearing a party on your ears! I highly recommend them!

  2. This is a great idea! These days I am too lazy to dig up the necklace I want so I just end up using the one or two that I already have out.

  3. This looks beautiful!

  4. This is so sweet…thanks for the tutorial…it’s awesome…

  5. I love this idea – it is so simple and sweet. This is a perfect project for my daughter!! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I am totally going to make these for gifts this Christmas. Just one suggestion, put the hangers on first. It is much easier before the hooks are attached to the front.

  9. I love your website. You have so many great ideas! I was so impressed that I put a link to your website in my blog and a photo of the jewelry organizer. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  10. Hi Emily,

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured your tutorial on my site, I linked to this project:

    I would like to know if I can link like this to you, including a photo, in the future. Or if you would be willing to allow me to post projects in full on the site – full credit will always be given to you, of course. Your projects have the opportunity to be featured in our newsletter as well. It would be yet another source of traffic to your blog.

    Please let me know, I would love to work with you further.
    Maggie Kmiecik

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