DIY Jewellery Organisers

16 Oct

If you Google jewellery organiser or look up some options at Pinterest, most of the stuff you will see will be about displaying your jewellery on your dresser or in drawers or framed on walls.

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(Click on the photos for their link. Via Pinterest)

Beautiful ideas, no doubt, but they are not always feasible. I live in a rental and cannot go around hanging things on the wall. Plus, its really dusty here in India, so displaying jewellery is totally out of question.

I have a lot of jewellery ( I hoard it!) which I hardly wear but I prefer to keep it well within reach. I needed something which will let me glance at my jewellery at one go, especially rings, but keep them safe. Also, my neck pieces had to be stored somehow so as to not get tangled.

I stored my rings in two clear plastic boxes. There were a lot of ideas online about storing rings, and I borrowed a lot.

For one box, I rolled up foam into 4-5 tubes/rolls, and glued them onto a piece of cardboard (cut to size of the box).

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Then I ran out of foam. And there was still one more box to be organised! :( I thought of rolling up pages out of old books, but I love books and couldn’t bring myself to do that. So I tore out pages from fashion glossies (2-3 year old) and created rolls out of them. You can use felt or fabric (like velvet) for the purpose. I wanted to create it from whatever stuff I already had.

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And then, the best part: placing your rings in the boxes and admiring how beautiful they look!

Now the second problem: my necklaces. For this project, I used stuff I already had with me. So basically, both projects cost me 0 money :D

You need:
A file binder/organiser, hole puncher, pieces of cardboard (I always store cardboard which comes with new shirts/mail boxes. Its great for craft), safety pins, glue, scissors, stapler, ribbons, ruler, gift wrapping paper
and your choice of embellishments.

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1. Cut the cardboard pieces 2-3 inches smaller than the file. 2. Cover them with beautiful paper of your choice on both sides. 3. Punch holes in them (you might have to press really hard if the cardboard is thick) making sure that the holes are carefully aligned with the file. 4.Take strings/wire/thread/twine/ribbons of your choice. Staple them from one end of the cardboard to another, keeping as close to the top as possible. This will help in holding the necklaces. 5. String two more ribbons around the width of the cardboard as these will help keep the necklaces from getting entangled. Add safety pins to the top ribbon or string. Hang your favourite necklace from it. Repeat steps for all neck pieces.

Note: I hung 4-5 neck pieces per cardboard page. Some of them are chunky hence I cannot use for than 4 pages in this binder. If you have a big collection, you will need to create more such files to store your jewellery.

Its been a week now and I must say I smile every time I open my wardrobe and see my jewellery all beautifully organised. I can open my “file” anytime and go through my neck pieces. I can see all my rings at a glance. Dressing up is so much easier now!

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11 Responses to “DIY Jewellery Organisers”

  1. Pole November 8, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    thanks

  2. Priyanjana May 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Hey nice ideas for storing necklaces, i have a lot of them and since i am a student I have a lot of files lying around as weellll !!

    No rings though
    you’ve got a nice collection

    http://moonshineandsunlight.blogspot.in/
    do come by I have lots of hair bands and I store them in Style!!
    check it out

    • Creatist May 20, 2013 at 5:02 am #

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment. Its always a pleasure to know more crafty people, especially those from India. I will check out your blog asap :)
      Cheers!

  3. Priyanjana May 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    yeah !! from india!! it really is interesting!! :)

    • Creatist May 21, 2013 at 5:14 am #

      Loved your blog. And commented too. Bookmarking it! :)

  4. Preeti Varma (@Sai_Preet) July 16, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    Now thats what i’ve always been looking for!
    More crafts video on inspees.com/videos

  5. Aparna jain October 11, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Hey I came to ur blog when I was googling “crafts blogs India”… and I love it! so much that i check out all the posts in one go….. :D and also your other blogs! Lovely ideas n lovely photograps! I am very much inspired by your work and simplicity ! Keep going gurl!
    <3

    • Creatist October 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

      Thank you Aparna!! That is such a beautiful and inspiring comment :D I am humbled and now motivated more than ever to create and update more often. Thank you again. Your words mean a lot. I will go check your blog :D
      P.S.: Its great to know another craft blogger from India :)

  6. njoyeverymoment October 22, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Surely gonna try the foam one , awesome idea :)

  7. Namrta Chopra November 26, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    0_o wow
    http://designerhandbagsforgirls.blogspot.in/

  8. Preethi January 27, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    Very creative ideas. I can use these to store my daughter’s jewellery that is not used often. The fashion glossies roll is a great idea.
    I googled for craft blogs India and your site came up. Thank you. – Preethi.

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