After buying and installing a closet organization system, I have been SO happy with the result. Everything is super visible and accessible, not to mention much more organized with everything in its place.
Except for my jewelry.
I’ve stored my necklaces and earrings one of those double-sided hanging things with lots of small clear pockets. Trouble was, it was hung on the back of our bedroom door and I had to lift it and flip it around to get at the other half of my jewelry. Plus, the dang thing was so full and weighed so much that it would swing back and bang against the door stop. No bueno.
Luckily, my husband came up with a sweet new system for my necklaces:
-wood (we used 1×4)
-standard dowel pins
-paint (we used some brown paint we had on hand to match our closet)
-2 command strips
-drill & hammer
First, we measured how big/long it needed to be (I needed two and put them on the inside of my closet wall) and cut down the wood. Then, my husband measured the spacing for the pins. The top row was spaced 1.5 inches apart. Then the bottom row was offset 3/4 of an inch, then spaced 1.5 inches as well so the jewelry wasn’t hanging directly over itself.
He then drilled the holes and used a hammer to secure the rods. (You can also use wood glue to ensure a tight fit.) Then, we gave it a good coat of paint, let it dry, then used two command strips to hang it since we didn’t want to drill any holes in the wall. Ta daaa!
The total cost for BOTH holders was right at $5!
So there you go—a quick & easy DIY to add some serious organization to all those necklaces and bracelets that doesn’t break the bank!