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How to Make a Rattan Jewelry Organizer

DIY rattan necklace and earring organizer
Photo: Marlene Sauer

It happens every morning.

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I pull on my shoes, search around for my keys, and realize I didn't put on my earrings yet. And as surely as I know that the bus is always running late, I know that I can't find the pair of earrings I want to wear.

Is it just me, or is jewelry one of the hardest things to keep organized??

Click through to see how I made this necklace and earring organizer! 

To put an end to the exasperating daily ritual of digging through piles of earrings in my jewelry box, I needed a pretty and functional jewelry storage solution to display the most-worn pieces. And preferably, something minimal and modern, to suit my Scandinavian-meets-Bohemian style. Enter rattan. It's stylish, on-trend, easy to work with, and is PERFECT for hanging jewelry!

Closeup of rattan jewelry holder

Best of all, it only takes a few hours (mostly inactive!) to make this DIY necklace and earring organizer. That's good news for people like me who need extra time to find the other necessities I haven't organized yet... Want to learn how to make your own? Check out the easy steps below!

Materials

Materials for rattan jewelry holder

 

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Boho jewelry organizer | Step 1

Remove the outer frame of the embroidery hoop (we'll only by using the inner ring for this project). Cut a piece of cane webbing that's a few inches larger than the embroidery hoop.

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Boho jewelry organizer | Step 2

Turn the cane webbing over so that the back side is facing up.

Starting at the center of the hoop, use your hands to flatten and smooth the cane webbing, then place heavy objects on top to weigh it down and make it as flat as possible. As you can see, jar candles work well!

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Boho jewelry organizer | Step 3

Run a bead of clear strong glue* all the way around the top edge of the embroidery frame.

*E6000 works great for this project because it sets quickly, but not immediately, giving you time to adjust the frame and cane webbing in the next step.

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Boho jewelry organizer | Step 4

Flip the hoop over so that the glue is facing down, and press the hoop firmly into place on the cane webbing. Hold it in that position for a few minutes, making sure that the entire hoop is in contact with the webbing.

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Boho jewelry organizer | Step 5

After 4-5 minutes, the glue should be set enough that you can remove all of the objects and replace them with a stack of books.

Keep the books on top of the embroidery hoop until the glue has dried completely (about 5 hours in my case).

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Boho jewelry organizer | Step 6

Once the project has dried, trim off the excess cane webbing around the hoop. I found it easiest to get a clean cut from the back side, cutting right up to the edge of the hoop. The cane webbing is very easy to cut and won't fray on you!

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Boho jewelry organizer | Step 7

Optional: If you want to use this earring organizer for necklaces too, grab a few T-pins and bend them so they form a hook.

Insert the hooks through the cane webbing, and glue* them down on the reverse side of the piece. 

*Super glue is more helpful for gluing the T-pins, so that they dry more quickly.

And that's it! Now you can display your jewelry on a fun, modern rattan necklace and earring organizer!

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Don't forget to pin this project to Pinterest!

I'm looking forward to getting out the door faster, now that my favorite jewelry pieces are stashed where I can easily reach them! Or at least if I'm late, it won't be because of earrings.

Do you have any tips for pretty jewelry organization? What do you think of this rattan jewelry hanger?

Want to see more DIY organization ideas for jewelry? Check out more of our best organizational projects right here

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Marlene-Sauer on Aug 23, 2018:

Thank you, Chris, that is so kind of you to say! I really appreciate it!


Chris Gardner on Aug 22, 2018:

Awesome job, Marlene. Super clever, and the execution is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us.


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