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!
A little before and after once I put my jewelry in its new home!
Erin @ Loop Looks says
Very nice!! I have a necklace holder I bought hanging in our bathroom but it’s already full.
Now, do you have any suggestions for shoes??
Funny you should mention that…just the other day I noticed our hall closet (that holds all my shoes) was so heavy that it is ripping the shelving out of the drywall. Oops. That said, I may have a suggestion soon! :-)
Bri Marie says
This is such an awesome solution. Lucky you with such a handy husband!
Thanks Bri! I am SO fortunate to have a handy guy- thank goodness!
It’s awesome! I made something similar a few summers ago (a Pinterest find) and it is SO nice to have all of my necklaces hanging so I can actually see what I own!
Exactly! It makes a world of difference when they are all visible and not tangled up. Life saver!
Tyler is so good! I love it! This must be so much better than that silly clear thing you had to flip around!
Steven made me one a few years ago, but I think it cost a bit more! http://www.ilaxstudio.com/blog/2012/01/02/the-last-christmas-gift/ I asked for another this year and didn’t get one. But Bobbi ended up getting me a jewelry holder. LOL!
Oh it’s SUCH an improvement over that clear thingy. And I love yours with the animals on it- that is so unique!! If you got another one would it be with animals…or perhaps Star Wars characters? :-) But I do love the one Bobbi got you too!
That would be so cool if there were little Star Wars figures I could use! I could probably buy some old action figures to use as the knobs! :)
Katie @ Live Half Full says
Thanks Katie! It’s definitely an improvement over my old system.