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DIY Jewelry Organizer!!

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I am so CRAZY excited about how this project turned out!  I have had it in my head since before I shared my bathroom storage cabinet, but wanted to fine tune all the details before I built it.  It was funny seeing how many of you commented that the bathroom storage cabinet would make great jewelry storage… Great minds think alike friends!   This one is smaller in size, and super functional!  Check out how my DIY Jewelry Organizer turned out!

Shanty2Chic DIY Jewelry Cabinet

DIY Jewelry Storage Case

Jewelry Cabinet DIY

Ahhh… I love it!  Makes me happy every time I look at it 🙂

This is very similar to the DIY bathroom organizer I shared a little over a week ago.  I would call this a beginner Kreg Jig DIY Jewelry Organizer
build… There aren’t any funky angles.  Just be sure to find really straight wood and measure really good on your cuts!

Here we go!

DIY Jewelry Organizer Supply List –

2 – 1 x 6 x 8 pine or white wood boards

2 – 1 x 4 x 8 pine or white wood boards

1 – 1 x 2 x 6 pine or white wood board

1 – 1 x 3 x 6 pine or white wood board

Frameless Beveled mirror from Target ($14.99)

1/4″ hardwood plywood piece cut 19″ by 55″ (I had Home Depot cut mine)

3 – 1/8″ x 24″ bass wood strips (about $1 a piece at a craft store)

1″ dowel (optional for bracelet storage)

1.5″ dowel (optional for bracelet storage)

closet rod hanger (optional for bracelet storage)

Ring Tray (I found mine at Container Store for $12)

For every bell and whistle you see here, I spent just under $100!

You will see lots of optional stuff here… I will show you how I put mine together, but you really can finish yours to fit your own needs.  I know we all wear different jewelry, and that’s what is so great about DIY.  You can customize your own!

I started by building the door to the case.  For this I used the 1×4 white wood boards.  I used my saw to cut them to size.

wood for mirror door

I used my Kreg Jig to add pocket holes to my smaller pieces.  Both Ash and I use the K5 Kreg Jig DIY Jewelry Organizer
model… For those of you considering purchasing one, this is the one I would get!  If you are currently using another model, I would totally add the K5 to your wish list.  It has some really great upgrades and features making it even easier and faster to use.

Kreg K5 Jig

Kreg Jig K5

This is what your smaller boards should look like at this point…

Wood-Mirror-Measurements

Next, I used my Kreg driver bit (comes with the jig) to attach my short pieces to my long pieces using 1.25″ pocket hole screws.

pocket hole screws for Kreg Jig

Once I had all of my sides attached, it looked like this.

Frame for Mirror

I added wood glue to the back of this frame and placed my 1/4″ plywood piece on top of it.  These are the measurements of that piece.  I had Home Depot cut mine for me to make is easier to get home.  It also saves me a step 😉

Wood for mirror back

I used my new totally AMAZING Ryobi Airstrike Stapler to attach the wood to the frame using 3/4″ staples.  Yes… This is an 18 gauge stapler that is cordless people!  Go read the reviews for yourself… I love this tool!

Ryobi AirStrike Stapler

After I had that attached, I flipped it over and painted the whole thing.  I used a cream color paint that matches my trim color.  Once that was dry I attached my mirror so it could set while I worked on the rest of the case.  I used mirror adhesive to attach it.  This comes in a caulk canister, and you apply it with a caulk gun.  You can usually find it in the mirror aisle at the hardware store.  I applied it to the back of the mirror in a thin, continuous bead like this.

Mirror adhesive

Next, I flipped it over and taped it in place on the frame.

tape mirror to wood

Moving on to the case!  I cut my wood first.  I used the 1×6 boards for the frame of the case.  Here are my cuts.

Wood for jewelry case

I used my Kreg Jig to make pocket holes in each of my small pieces again.  While attaching them, I held the frame together using my Kreg right angle clamp.  If you have a Kreg Jig, you should check this one out.  I use it all the time.  It’s like having an extra set of hands while you are building.

Kreg Right Angle Clamp

I used 1.25″ pocket hole screws on this part.

building a bathroom cabinet

After the whole frame was assembled, I added my top and bottom 1×4 pieces.  These will be used to attach the case to the wall.  They are also 19.25″ long.  You can see here where I added pocket holes to attach it to the case.

back of bathroom cabinet

Now for all the ‘optional’ parts!  I will show you what I did, but your options are really endless here!

I am a bracelet girl, so I decided to make lots of places for mine.  I have the three dowels in the middle to put bracelets I use pretty regularly.  This is an easy shelf to make!  I started with a  1×3 cut to 19.25″.  I added pocket holes to the bottom of the shelf first.  Next I cut holes for the dowel.  I used a 1″ forstner bit for this part.  Ryobi sells a whole box of these bits super cheap.  They are super handy and precise!  The tip looks like this…

Ryobi Forstner Bits

You just mark a dot where you want your dowel to go.  Next, push the point down on the dot with your drill before actually drilling.  These bits will give you a circle cut with a flat bottom surface… Very cool!

Ryobi forstner bit

Next, I just added some wood glue into each hole and placed my dowels inside.  Each of my dowel pieces are 4.5″ long.

attach dowels to wood

Once I had all the dowels on, I attached this shelf using 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws from the bottom of the board.

I also added another piece of 1×4 to the cabinet… This one I placed 18″ below my top 1×4 brace piece.  This will be used as necklace storage.  Once I had all of these things in place, I painted the entire case the same as my door and let it dry.

Now to finish it up and get it on the wall!

While the case was drying, I finished up the back of the door.  I started by adding 3 – 1×2 pieces each at 18″ long.  I used wood glue and my Ryobi nailer to attach the pieces.  *ONLY nail at the end of each board where they meet the 1×4 and not in the middle where your mirror is, or you will be buying a new mirror! 😉  I painted all of the boards before attaching my eye screws.

To attach all of the cup hooks I used this handy driver from Ryobi.  This thing is super cheap and  so darn smart.  It saved me SO much time getting all of these eye hooks in.  It’s called and eye and hook bolt driver and you get it at Home Depot.

eye screw and cup hook driver

driver for cup hooks

Bracelet storage

For the earring storage I glued this ring holder I found at the Container Store using epoxy to the center of the door.

DIY Ring Storage

For the earring storage, I used the bass wood strips cut to 18″ each.  I found mine at Hobby Lobby.

bass wood strips

I used a small drill bit to place holes every 1/2″ like this.

earring storage diy

Then, I cut 6 pieces of 1×2 at 1″ to go under the strips.

wood for earring storage

Finally, I used my Ryobi nail gun to attach them to the door.

earring organizer diy

I painted these after I attached them to the door.  These hold my dangle earrings.

earring holder diy

I wanted some serious function for my studs.  I love wearing stud and post earrings, and my original plan for these was a big fail.  So, I decided to use quilters template plastic instead.  I found mine at Hobby Lobby for around $2, and I used small hole punch to make holes every 1/2″.  I drilled a bigger hole in each top corner and hung it from cup hooks and metal rings.  It’s not beautiful, but I LOVE the function.  It works perfect and it easily stores my studs without annoying me.  I can lift it up easily if I need to and see through it when I am trying to put the back on.  Works like a charm baby!

plastic and a hole punch for earring storage

For the case, I also added cup hooks to the top and middle 1×4 pieces.  The top holds my longer necklaces, and the bottom holds shorter ones.  Mine are staggered in height, and are spaced every inch.

necklace storage diy

I loved Beckie’s idea of adding knobs to the dowels… Add a little cute to the function.  So, I added these from Home Depot to mine.

Bracelet Organization DIY

The bottom bracelets are a cheap closet rod holder from Home Depot with a 1.5″ dowel.  I just attached the rod holder and strung the bracelets on… LOVE.

Closet rod for bracelet storage

Bracelet Storage Idea

Whew… That just about covered it!

I hung this the exact same way I hung my DIY Bathroom Storage Cabinet.  Check out that post HERE to see how to hang yours!

Here are a few final shots of this bad boy in action!

Jewelry Cabinet DIY

DIY Jewelry Storage Case

DIY Jewelry Case with mirror

DIY Jewelry Organization Case

What do you think? I am in LOVE!  This thing is full of function and I gained a great amount of space in my closet back as well.  I hope you love it too!  I would LOVE for you to share and pin this with all your friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Whitney

72 Comments

  1. Tabitha Warren on January 24, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I built one of these in the past, slightly different from this. I could use another, and I just love yours! I was looking for a way to private email you guys, but couldn’t find one. I was mad at you because of pinterest, but I figured something out. Not your fault, but I think you should know so that you could maybe post something about it here on the site. I have built several of your projects. Thanks so much!

  2. Lee Laufer on December 30, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Awesome project and was my inspiration for my lovely lady. Was a Christmas present project.
    I reduced the depth and used an ikea mirror. Attached the mirror through skateboard plywood by glue (gorilla) and hinged it with a piano hinge.
    Now there is a place for the scaves(no cat attacked momentos) there’s more space for the necklaces, bracelets and perfume. No ring banks(she didn’t want one).
    Shelf at the bottom will hold bottles, tubes, boxes (slim ones) and whatever else.
    Slides our of the way to access this hallway light swtich when needed and will be painted later during the whole room repaint project.
    Oh magnets to hold the door shut and overall project is close to the same measurements as my inspiration.

  3. Mary T on September 20, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing the instructions!!!

  4. Andy Flodin on September 5, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    This is great but i wish you would have listed all the materials that are used for this in the supply list. Like the cup hooks, hinges, handles, and others. It would of made it easier.

  5. Linda Blatchford on July 10, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Kudos to you. These look great. I wouldn’t even know where to start making something like this. Just let me make the jewelry.

  6. Jacquie Dean Powell on April 25, 2015 at 5:47 am

    Love! Great Job! Would u be willing to make and sell one?

  7. Kellie Lippold on March 18, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I just finished building my jewelry cabinet today!!!! So excited to have everything organized and displayed where I can find it easily instead of crammed into small jewelry boxes! I actually built mine the size of your larger storage cabinet, except a bit more shallow to fit behind my bathroom door. Thank you so much for these plans!!!

    • Gerald Mirtitsch on October 17, 2016 at 6:59 am

      where did you get the plastic bars for the earrings? Looks easier to build than the wodden ones…

      • Kellie Lippold on October 17, 2016 at 8:40 am

        I used plastic canvas and just cut it into strips. The larger piece with the stud style earrings is holding up great, but the this strips with the dangly earrings have all broken on the ends and I’ve had to replace them.

  8. RYAN on March 17, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I’m currently building this organizer for my wife. I was inquiring about where the bracelet shelves should attach as well as the earring holder and the hooks on the door attach as well. I know that the board for the shorter necklaces should be 18″ below the the board to mount it to the wall. I just didn’t see any measurements for the rest of the shelves and holders. Thank you for the assistance.

  9. Charlotte on March 11, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Ok, I am not at all crafty but i NEED this. Am willing to pay for materials, time and shipping – please!

    • C B on April 10, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      You can buy something like this at many stores, google wall mounted jewelry armoire.

  10. ncsuengineer on March 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    I recently made this for my wife. I like the overall design. I made very little changes except for the earring holder which I ordered from amazon. I used the dark walnut stain from the bathroom storage cabinet you made. I think it turned out great. My only complaint is that you have an incorrect dimension. I didn’t catch it until I went to dry for the door. The outer box dimension is 1/2 an inch too tall. It should be 56.75 inches instead of 57.25 inches. This cost me about $40 in wood and an extra two to the hardware store. If you use 57.25, there will be a gap larger than 1/3 an inch at both the top and bottom of the door. This is way too big. Cutting out am extra 1/2 inch will make it about 1/16 of an inch which is similar to the gap on the sides. If you have trouble with the door sticking, you can always sand it a little until the for is right. I don’t have a picture, but I also added a battery operated LED light from IKEA that comes on when the door opens. Overall I’m happy with how this turned out, but please fix the incorrect dimension so that others don’t make the same mistake. Thanks.

    • C B on April 10, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      I noticed this error as well. I always sketch things up in sketchup first to double check measurements and make any modifications.

    • Gerald Mirtitsch on October 17, 2016 at 7:01 am

      where did you get the plastic bars for the earrings inside the door? Looks easier to build than the wodden ones…

      • ncsuengineer on October 19, 2016 at 7:34 am

        Amazon. Look for Angelynn’s Jewelry organizers in wall mounted earring holders.

  11. Beverly Blair on February 20, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Love this … you did an awesome job! I am going to make a few … one for myself and my sister. Thank you so much for making the project look so easy. I love using my power tools and tool bucket 🙂 My only change in the project will be the hinges will be inside of the door 🙂

  12. allispink on January 9, 2015 at 3:26 am

    that is insanely awesome!

  13. Jerimiah Johnson on December 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I can not find the mirror anywhere. Do you have any ideas?

    • Beverly Blair on February 20, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Check your local Walmart, Target, K-mart, Dollar Stores, or Lowe’s, Home Depot … google online

  14. Xrysa Zotali on November 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    anyone selling this? I would totally buy it from you

  15. gina on October 13, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    my hubby and I are going to make this tomorrow cant wait thank for the great idea

  16. gina on October 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    what size are the hinges

  17. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie on September 21, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing. Clicked here from Pinterest to check out your great post.

    HOWEVER, it took *quite* some time to scroll thru it all. One of your advertisers has a kludgy script that kept hanging up my browser (Firefox). Since my “application stopped responding” (except for the error message), I couldn’t tell exactly WHICH advertiser, but it would be worth contacting all who stream videos and have them make SURE their scripts are working correctly.

    Thought you’d want to know – I’m sure you’ve lost quite a few viewers for this reason, this weekend alone. For a site this great, that’s a crying shame!
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • Beverly Blair on February 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Must have gotten fixed, because that didn’t happen to me 🙂

  18. Michelle on June 27, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    What size hinges are used in this project?

    • Beverly Blair on February 20, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      You could use any size of hinges you want … inside or outside … those that she used look to be about 1″ hinges 🙂

  19. Alexis Harrington on May 2, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Wow, I don’t know how many other women out there own and know how to use power tools, but it’s nice to meet one more! What a clever and nifty way to organize jewelry. I’ve got really nice jewelry boxes (note the plural), here, there, everywhere, and I can never find anything. Congrats on this great design and patient execution!

  20. Majestical on April 18, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Hey Friends!! So, it’s a time to get ORGANIZED! I don’t know about every body, but I’ve surely been hit through the organizing bug. Making a jewellery holder from the bulletin board and also a picture frame is an interesting project. By organizing jewellery, you’ll enhancing the beauty of your ornaments.

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