December 19, 2011

DIY Jewelry Organizer {DailyBuzz Style 9x9}

This is probably my favorite DIY I've done so far. It's functional, took some crafty thinking, is totally doable, and will last for quite some time. I'm always looking for new and better ways to organize my jewelry. I've gone from putting them in a plastic grid box from the Container Store, to displaying them in vintage bowls, to storing them in a drawer, but none of these methods really satisfied me. I like being able to see all my jewelry displayed in an organized, uncluttered way. And this little project does just that.

So let's get started....

 1 wooden utensil holder (I used one from Bed, Bath, and Beyond)

4 packs of Small Solid Brass Screw Eyes (5/8 inch)
3 packs of Solid Brass Cup Hooks (5/8 inch)
1 Picture hanger set

Step 1:
Mark where you want to put your screws. I put two in each column (for necklaces), and as many as I could fit in the smaller horizontal shelves (for earrings). You can use a ruler if you'd like to space them out evenly.

Step 2:
Twist all of the screws into place. This step can be a pain in the butt, so here is what I recommend. Use an ice pick or a bigger screw to start each hole. If your hands are sweaty or shaky, try using a paper towel to get a better grip on the screws as you're twisting. Push down hard so they really go in and go slowly with a steady hand. A glass of wine is recommended. :)

Step 3:
Attach the picture holder. On the back of your jewelry organizer, twist the two screws in towards the top and evenly spaced out in the center. Secure the wire by twisting it around itself. Cut with pliers.

Step 4:
Spray paint! Go outside and put newspaper down. Follow the directions on the can and let dry.

Hang it to the wall, add your jewelry, and you're done!

This project was created for the DailyBuzz Style 9x9 monthly challenge. We were asked to create a DIY Accessory Organization project and this is what I came up with! Be sure to check out DailyBuzz Style and sign up today to be included in their amazing community of bloggers.

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