Thinking Outside of the Jewelry Box: Jewelry Organization Center

It all started with this empty corner in my bedroom, and my overwhelming, over-filled jewelry boxes.

My hubby, being the sweet guy that he is, went out and bought me this adorable jewelry hanger, but it doesn’t work well for longer, heavier pieces of jewelry, which I have tons of (bummer).

I’ve been wanting to create some kind of jewelry organization for quite a while now, but for some reason I’ve been putting it off.

So my quest to create it began with something I saw on pinterest, which was originally from  Martha Stewart .  She used cup hooks, a wooden dowel and s-hooks to hang jewelry inside of a cabinet or closet door.

DIY: simple jewelry hanger

Isn’t it great?

Unfortunately I have bi-fold doors on my closet so that wouldn’t work.  But, I adapted the idea—of course–using what I had on hand!

I took a cafe rod and hung it as if I were hanging it on a window, accept I didn’t extend it, so that it would be strong enough to hold the weight of the jewelry that I placed on it.

Excellent! Loved it!

Except . . .what do I do with all of my earrings now?

Then I thought about adding cup hooks to the shelf above my necklace display rod. Then a light bulb went off—Eye hooks!

 I slightly hammered the eye hooks into the shelf, about an inch apart and then simply screwed them in.

 Oh yeah! That’s what I’m talking about!


 My little corner is almost complete!

Still need to fill those frames though!

Now I can easily choose my jewelry in the morning and match items up.  Organization makes me sooo very happy!  I think I might actually add another cafe rod below and move the necklaces to that rod and keep the top rod for bracelets.  And as I acquire more earrings, I can simply add more hooks!

I might also add a small bowl to the shelf to hold my rings and stud style earrings.

How do you organize your jewelry?

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  1. MrsTDJ
    February 9, 2012 / 12:45 am

    Great use of space and way to think outside the box. You crafty ladies make everything look soooooo easy, yet I am all thumbs when it comes to "making" anything. Thanks for sharing! I will live vicariously through you all!

  2. {Adventuresindinner}
    February 9, 2012 / 5:47 pm

    My husband would be so very, very happy if I got that organized. Maybe this weekend :0)Thanks so much for taking part in our Pin'Inspiration Party. Hope that you are having as much fun exploring as I am and that you'll take part in helping the "Beat the Winter Blues" on Saturday.

  3. amy and jesse hudson
    February 9, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    Great work! I so need something like this to organize my jewelry. My current jewelry box is about done! I would love if you would consider linking this post up to my Drab to Fab party tomorrow (Friday) on my blog Sugar and Spice. We celebrate making the ordinary extraordinary and this embodies that theme, so I'd absolutely love to see you tomorrow! Here's a link for more info:

  4. ~ B.
    February 11, 2012 / 2:40 am

    Cute and clever! I need to get my jewelry organized too!

  5. Kim @
    February 11, 2012 / 2:52 am

    Very very cute. What a smart idea!

  6. jeriA
    February 12, 2012 / 1:32 pm

    What a fabulous idea! I can hardly wait for Lowe's to open this Sunday morning. Thank you so much for sharing. Jeri Atkin

  7. Beth @ Free Stylin'
    February 17, 2012 / 12:19 am

    Great idea!! I especially love the tiny hooks for your earrings. Definitely pinning!!

  8. amy and jesse hudson
    February 21, 2012 / 2:13 am

    Thank you for linking up at Drab to Fab last Friday! Sorry it's taken me this long to come thank you! I'd love to see more of your great ideas at the next D2F party in about 3.5 days! Have a great week!P.S. – I'm your newest follower 🙂

  9. Brandi
    March 3, 2012 / 3:50 pm

    Wow, what a great idea! So clever! I love it!

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