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Jewelry Organization

March 31, 2011

I’ve mentioned how we’ve been organizing a whole lot through the house. This often happens to me around the new year, and so far this year I’ve been going strong. Now some of the large projects (changing room purposes, organizing craft stuff) are starting to wind up, I’m excited to show off some of our hard work. One of my small projects in between the big room reorganization was my jewelry.

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I had been thinking for a long time about how I would organize my jewelry and hadn’t really come with a good solution. So what’s a girl to do? Ask the internets of course! I found so many video’s on youtube. Beware though. Many of them are a huge excuse to show off their jewelry collection. (Aren’t these earrings great?!?) You’ll find endless videos that go over all their pieces and are way longer than they have to be. I ended up really liking this video at Real Simple.

Jewelry Organized

I obviously have a lot more room. ;) Here’s how I did mine.

Materials

  • 1 – 2’x2′ sheet of homasote or soundboard
  • 1 – 22″x 22″ piece of fabric (A)
  • 2 – 22″x 4″ pieces of fabric (B)
  • 2 – 30″x 4″ pieces of fabric (C)
  • 1 – 30″ x 30″ piece of batting (You can also use up some scraps by piecing the batting together)
  • Small hooks, Florist Pins, Sewing Pins, etc to hang earrings and necklaces from
  • 2 – screws
  • wire for picture hanging
  • staple gun and staples

Cut all fabric and board to correct dimensions. You can usually get larger boards cut at the home improvement store. (We always do this because our car is too small to transport big sheets) If you don’t want to sew a contrasting border, cut a 30″ x 30″ piece of fabric.

Sew (B) fabric to opposite sides of (A)

Sew (C) on remaining sides. (Pick fabric colors that will contrast well with you jewelry and match your room. I wanted something darker so things would show up well. Think about colors that jewelry is displayed on in stores.)

Place batting and fabric centered on the board and flip over so that the back is facing you. Gently pull over the back edge and staple in place.

Screw the two small screws at the top of the back. The board is soft, so you want to steeply angle the screws up. This way the weight of the board helps keep the screws in place. Attach the hanging wire between these two screws.

Hang on the wall.

Jewelry Organized

Ta-da!  Now place the hooks or pins however you want to arrange your jewelry.

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