Women have tons of jewelry. If you're like me, you have so much it ends up a mangled mess you don't know how to organize without it getting tangled or lost. This is a little wood working instructable that will show you how to make your own hanging jewelry box.
You can use all kinds of hardware to build this. I used drawer pulls for dangling earrings, command hooks for necklaces and rings and circuit boards to hold stud earrings.
You can customize this box to your needs. I hope this helps as at least a guide in making your hanging jewelry box.
Step 1: Raid the Hardware Store
3/4" plywood cabinet shelf 16 " X 21"
Pretty printed paper of the same size
1/2 x 2 1/2" boards
cabinet pull handles
Perforated circuit boards
command decoration hooks
metallic spray paint
picture hanging hardware
Step 2: Decoupage
Use mod-podge or a wood and water mixture 1:1 to decoupage on your printed sheet of paper. Lightly run a ruler edge against the paper to try and push out bumps. Sometimes, you have to lift and resmooth areas to get them to not bubble up.
Now, is a good time to spray paint your perforated circuit boards gold.
Step 3: Drill
Let your paper dry completely.
Then flip your board over and drill holes for your pull handles.
A neat trick is to use a piece of tape to measure out the spacing of the holes then remove and transfer to the board.
I spaced mine 2 1/4" from the edge.
Keep in mind placement and hardware used can be customized.
Place your handles and screw them in.
Step 4: Place Mounting Hardware
While you've got it flipped around, go ahead and put on your mounting hardware.
Step 5: Hinges
Use cabinet hinges that are a little tight but not the ones with the springs.
Cut some blocks of wood to fit under your hinge a little so it brings it out from the plywood a little.
Predrill pilot holes in to these blocks then put a screw through the hinge block and then the plywood. I used about a 1" screw.
Then super glue the perforated circuit board under the hinge.
I adorned the front of the hinge with some plastic jewels.
Step 6: Boards
You will need to cut your 1/2" x 2 1/2" to box out the ply wood.
Use pilot holes and then screw them onto the edges of the plywood.
Step 7: Necklace and Ring Hooks
Use the tiny clear command hooks to place along the top edge of the box for hanging necklaces and rings.
Placement is up to you but I would use your longest necklace as a guide of placement.
Step 8: Hammer and Nails
Apply your hooks to the wall. You can also use that handy tape trick here.
Step 9: Hang and Admire
You now have an organized jewelry display.
Mine didn't hold all my jewelry but you can make multiple ones or you can make a huge one. It's totally up to you.