Hello Everyone! This is an Instructable for making a Jewelry Organizer. In making this, it is very flexible. You can choose whatever size wood will fit your need, you can cut your wood to whatever length you want and you can choose your own color scheme. I am going to show you the steps that I did to build this. You can follow it if you would like, or tweak it to make it look like your own.
Step 1: Materials and Tools!
Here are the materials and tools that you are going to need to build your very own Jewelry Organizer:
- 1, 3.8"x12"x12" piece for the base.
- 2, 1/2x1/2x36" pieces for the separation organizer on the base.
- 2, 3/8"x4"x12" pieces for the necklace holder.
- I bought a 4oz but did not even use half of it.
- I bought a pack of 40, but only used 15.
- I bought 1 foot but ended up cutting it in half.
- You'll need 2 pieces of 9 x 12 in for the necklace wood. (blue)
- I used approximately 2 more pieces of 9 x 12in for the base wood and the earring cloth. (pink and patterned)
-For if you are nailing your necklace wood into the base wood as I did. Also, it could make it easier to hammer the push pins into the wood.
-I used 2 of them (one on each piece of wood) to nail the necklace wood into the base wood. If you want to make it more sturdy then I suggest using 4 (2 on each piece of wood).
Double Sided Sticky Dots:
-This is completely optional but I used 4 of these to stick the string to the back of the necklace wood. It was tricky finding something that would stick well to the fabric, but these seemed to work well.
Step 2: Cut Your Base If Need Be
Since I had bought the base of the organizer the exact size that I wanted it to be, I did not need to cut it at all. If you would like to do so, do it now.
Step 3: Cut the Wood to Separate Your Sections.
What I did first was cut the wood to line the outside of the base (as you can see above). I made two opposite sides the same length of the board, and then I made the other two opposite sides a shorter length to fit in between the other sides. I used Gorilla Glue to glue them down and I think it worked very well. It did take longer than what screws or nails would probably take because you need to hold them down for some time to make sure they stick the way you want them to. I believe it makes it look very clean though, seeing that you don't see any screws or nails sticking out.
Step 4: Add in Section Organizers
Once the sides were all glued down, I started to work on the inside separation of the organizer. This is where you can be as creative as you want and make as many sections are you want. You can follow my design if you would like, or feel free to do your own. I decided to make 2 sections for different types of bracelets, a long section for bracelets that can be untied, one section for rings, and then a huge section for scrunchies and larger jewelry.
Step 5: (Optional) Line All of the Wood With Cloth
This step is optional. I wanted to add some color and design to my organizer, so I added colored cloth to the necklace wood and also the in-between sections on the base. I encourage if you are adding cloth to your necklace wood, to do it before you attach the wood to the base and even before you put your hooks in. (That's the next step!)
Step 6: Attaching Hooks for Necklaces and Rings
Next step is adding the hooks. What I chose for hooks were actually wooden tacks (seen above), but you can choose whatever you want. I nailed in four tacks on each piece of the wood for the necklaces, having 8 in total. Then, I also used the tacks as a ring holder where I choose one of my sections and nailed 5 tacks in.
Step 7: Attach the Wood to the Base Wood.
This step can be somewhat challenging. Depending on how thick your base wood is, you need to make sure the nail goes in right in the middle so you do not split the wood. I put my nails close to the bottom because my base wood isn't very thick.
Step 8: Attaching Earring Cloth to String, and Then to the Wood
The final step is attaching the cloth to the string for your earrings. I attached it by poking a few holes in the top of the cloth and then weaving the string through it. Then for attaching the string to the wood, I just used a few double sided sticky dots which seemed to work well.
Step 9: Thank You!
As you can see, this is a very flexible project that you can make your own. From size, to pattern, to color, you can make this individual to you. I hope you enjoyed this Instructable, and consider trying it someday. Please leave any questions or comments below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!