As fun as jewelry is to collect and wear, it can be tricky to figure out how to store all your pieces. If you're not careful, it can too easily turn into clutter. Home organization stores would love to convince you to run out and spend tons of money on jewelry organizers and storage. But if you're willing to get a bit crafty, you can easily make your own DIY jewelry organizer or holder to store your jewelry in style.
The first question is, do you want your jewelry concealed, or on display? You don't necessarily have to choose--I actually prefer a mix of both. Concealed or out in the open, there are many different options for a DIY jewelry organizer, in terms of looks, functionality, and level of difficulty. So there's no excuse not to get crafting, and whip your jewelry into shape!
Quirky DIY Jewelry Organizers
This classical bust is a really fun way to store your favorite necklaces. Get the instructions from Design*Sponge.
Store your earrings on this cool brass pyramid display. Instructions here.
This necklace display pyramid is like a simplified combination of both of the above ideas. See instructions at A Pair and A Spare.
This idea from Real Simple takes a simple, boxy picture frame and, with some wire and eyelet hooks, turns it into a pretty, free-standing display for your dangly earrings.
This earring easel will lend a little bit of artistic flair to your jewelry storage. Instructions from Club Crafted.
If you need to store a bunch of bracelets, this bracelet holder has got you covered. Instructions at I Heart Organizing.
I gotta hand it to you, this plaster DIY jewelry organizer is unique. Check out this DIY hand jewelry holder.
A little turquoise spray paint and some brass hooks for feet.... an old kitchen grater makes for a kitschy and cool earring holder. Unconventional, yes, but we LOVE the unconventional holders here at Curbly. Just be careful you don't cut your fingers.
Someone took a set of ANTLERS, painted the tips metallic gold and added glitter! She stores her turquoise jewelry on the horns. Totally unique!
This DIY wire and frame earring display is a cinch to create, and can be leaned up against the wall.
This display was crafted from... a table? Read more about Curbly's own DIY jewelry organizer from a secondhand table.
So many great ideas in this picture! I love using a radiator grate within an antique frame for hanging storage, and the vintage pedestal tray is a lovely way to display pretty bracelets and rings. Which brings us to our next section...
Tiered Jewelry Organizers
Turn vintage dishes and candlesticks into a charming jewelry stand. Instructions here.
This tiered organizer was assembled from a few dollars-worth of thrift store finds by Confession of a Serial DIYer.
This Curbly project makes clever use of an egg plate for organizing earrings. Get the instructions here.
A simple DIY jewelry organizer - DIY cake stand jewelry dish.
Wall Jewelry Displays
This pretty blue and gold jewelry organizer from The Homes I Have Made is a striking way to display jewelry.
This minimalist necklace holder is so easy to make that it barely needs directions, but here they are.
A similar take, this time using a branch. Get the instructions for this branch jewelry holder DIY here.
Erin took a piece of driftwood from a trip to the beach and added mismatched decorative knobs for a pretty and sentimental way to hang her necklaces.
How about a literal jewelry tree? Someone used copper wiring to unite several small branches for a natural and rustic way to display her necklaces (love the agate one!).
All you need for this simple jewelry organizer are fabric, staples, a corkboard, and some tacks. Get the instructions from Hello Beauty.
This organizer was made from a recycled type set box. Tonya found an old type tray, and turned it into a rustic and charming jewelry station. She added hooks beneath to store long necklaces. See how it came together here.
This simple wall-mounted jewelry organizer has tons of possibilities for what you can store on it. Dream a Little Bigger has the full instructions.
Give all your jewelry a home together with this wall organizer from Sugar Bee Crafts.
A frame and decorative piece of metal come together for this simple organizer.
These DIY framed knobs and fabric-covered cork jewelry holders look really easy to make. Simply frame pieces of cork tiles, and use hot glue to affix knobs for hanging necklaces.
Lovely lace and a frame make for this useful earring holder. Check out this DIY framed lace jewelry display.
Ever wondered how to make a wine cork jewelry holder? Mr. Kate has an answer for that, too.
This DIY paper-covered cork board jewelry organizer is an easy transformation to create yourself. Simply use an existing cork board, and cover in paper or paint. Add a couple of pushpins, and you've got yourself a jewelry organizer!
White paint, a frame, a wood board, and some hooks. Jewelry organization done. Find the directions here.
Turn a curio shelf into a DIY shadowbox jewelry organizer with this tutorial.
Wooden cutlery trays with added hooks make the perfect dividers for necklaces, bracelets and rings. I love how Ashli uses top section as a ledge for chunkier items.
Rebekah put together this great combination of elements for the ultimate jewelry organizer. She lined a picture frame with aluminum screen and hung a small coat rack beneath it. She even added extra knobs for more storage.
The jewelry pegboard: a perfectly simple way to keep track of your accessories.
Hidden Jewelry Storage
Stash your jewelry behind a mirrored cabinet. Get the instructions here.
Keep everyone guessing where you keep your valuables by hiding your jewelry behind a painting. Instructions from Design*Sponge.
Another take on the jewelry-hidden-behind-a-mirror idea, with full instructions here.
I'm definitely biased, but I really like how my hidden earring organizer turned out. Instructions at DIY in PDX.
Okay, while not technically a DIY everyone can do, I had to share this one. Amy turned a vintage medical cabinet into a vanity. She even hangs her necklaces from the bunsen burner stand!
This box is shown storing earrings, but it would work equally well for ring storage. Instructions here.
These concrete ring cones are one of my most popular projects. Get the instructions at DIY in PDX.
This cute little tabby cat ring dish would be perfect for the cat ladies out there. Instructions from Michaels.
Didn't find a DIY jewelry organizer you liked on this list? Here's a bonus tutorial!