Ah… jewelry, so precious and beautiful and yet so annoying when it comes to organizing and storing it. Necklaces are particularly quirky in this sense but there’s really no reason to focus on the negatives when it’s so easy to overcome the challenge.
To prove it, we’ve put together a list of necklace holder ideas that we think you’re going to find inspiration in. Pick your favorite one and turn it into a DIY necklace holder project.
20 Easy and Unique DIY Necklace Holders
1. Jewelry Picture Frame
This is a jewelry organizer that you can make using a frame, some 23-gauge galvanized steel hardware cloth, a dowel, and a few hooks. You can organize your bracelets on the dowel, your earings on the cloth, and the necklaces can hang at the bottom. If you don’t have a frame making one is pretty easy if you follow the instructions on livelaughrowe.
2. Cute Jewelry Bulletin Board
A small necklace organizer like the one featured on modernparentsmessykids should be just right for a small jewelry collection. If you like it, make your own version by repurposing a small bulletin board, some mini clothespins, burlap fabric, and pushpins. Of course, a larger board would result in a larger organizer so feel free to adjust the size based on your needs.
3. Upcycled Chicken Wire Jewelry Holder
The necklace organizer featured on inspiredbythis was made among other things out of chicken wire. If you think this is the design for you, give it a try. Find a frame with a suitable size and shape, spray paint it gold to give it a classy touch, and staple some chicken wire to the frame. You should find all the supplies needed for the project at your local hardware store.
4. Adorable Antique Frame Holder
Choosing a beautiful frame is an important part of the whole DIY necklace organizer project, especially if it’s anything like the one shared on momtastic. An antique frame would look pretty cool although a simple modern design would be a sleek option as well. Apart from the frame, this project also requires a few more supplies like a peg board, some glue, ribbon, small hooks or knobs, and spray paint.
5. Repurposed Spice Rack Necklace Holder
A lot of DIY projects rely on repurposed items, this one included. This is a spice rack turned into a necklace holder. Little hooks hold each piece of jewelry and the top of the rack acts as a small shelf that can hold a few other items as well. You can paint the rack if you want it to match the room’s decor.
6. Use Wrapping Paper as a Background
There’s a ton of ways in which you can customize your jewelry holder if you want to give it more character. For example, you could use wrapping paper. Choose a pattern or a color that you like and have fun with it. This is one of the reasons why we really like this particular DIY jewelry holder. Apart from the looks, it’s also very practical, with hooks and knobs for necklaces and bracelets and with small boxes at the bottom for the rings, earrings, and other small things.
7. Dresser Top Copper Pipe Jewelry Holder
While framed necklace holders can be quite practical, they’re not the only suitable option, as proven by this cool-looking copper pipe jewelry stand. It has an industrial look without being too rugged and the wooden block that acts as a base keeps it sturdy and complements the pipes really well. You can give your own necklace holder more branches if you want it, make it taller, wider or change the structure entirely.
8. Artsy Painted Branch Necklace Holder
If you like the idea of a branch-shaped design, how about an actual branch jewelry holder? First and foremost, you need to find a branch that you like. You’ll also need some sandpaper, spray paint, a drill, and screws if you want to turn it into a cool-looking necklace holder. Spray-painting the branch is a cute option but you can also leave it all natural and only clean it up a little bit. This way you’d preserve its original beauty.
9. Expandable Wooden Dowel Jewelry Holder
This organizer is great for hanging necklaces. It’s made using wooden dowels and you can install it either on a wall or on the back of your closet door. If needed, you can add more dowels to accommodate your necklace collection. You can also use this to organize your bracelets. Apart from the dowels, the project also requires pipe ties, a piece of wood, screws, wood glue, and strong tape for hanging. Check out the instructions for this on diypassion.
10. DIY Top Secret Jewelry Hideaway
If you want to keep all your necklaces nice and organized but you’d rather not put them on display, we just found a wonderfully clever idea on garrinssonstreetdesignstudio which you might like. This is a mirror attached to the with hinges and when you open it like a door, there’s an array of hooks on the wall behind it as well on the back side of the mirror itself. The hooks are attached individually and you can arrange them however you want.
11. Sweet Rake Hanger Necklace Holder
As previously mentioned, nothing quite makes a DIY project as fun as when you get to repurpose something you already have on hand! Just check out this project by Thinking Closet, in which a metal rake was dismantled, painted, and hung using cute twine to create the most adorable necklace holder. Not only that, but the creator also strung an additional piece of twine to create a neat place to hang earrings.
12. Minimalist Necklace Holder Jewelry Storage
There’s no doubt about it, minimalism when it comes to furniture and décor is in! And when your room is minimalist, this may leave you wanting a jewelry holder that doesn’t draw too much attention to itself. In this case, consider using a copper pipe, small s hooks, and some twine to make your own! This project is featured on Fashion Lush and only takes a couple of minutes to make—so don’t be afraid to make one for your bracelets as well!
13. Wood Smiths Necklace Holder
This next DIY project is perfect for those who feel at home working with wood and a table saw, because you will need both to create this awesome looking jewelry holder! This project is from DIY Huntress, and although it is more complicated than some others on this list, it is perfect for someone who wants to have a bit more say in the design of their necklace holder—because although the example pictures squares of varying sizes, you can make yours any shape or design that you want!
14. Magical Mountain Necklace Holder Display
Are you one of those people who only has a few amazing necklaces to display? This may leave you wanting something much smaller than all of the projects mentioned so far on this list. Consider making these magical mountain necklace displays featured on The Merry Thought. This project is so easy, just requiring some basic chopping and sanding of wood, that you can make as many or as few mountains as you want! And although the example was left all natural, don’t be afraid to paint your mountains to match your décor.
15. Trendy Triangle Necklace Holder
You may have noticed, while you were shopping for necklace holders, that they can get very expensive—and fast! Even if you commit to one of the DIY projects on this list, the materials may be more than you can afford. This is why you should try out this next project from Instructables. You’ll just need a triangle of wood, some paint (maybe some stickers), and push pins and within minutes you’ll have a gorgeous, customized jewelry holder! And it will look quite trendy too.
16. DIY Travel Necklace Holder
All of the necklace holders on this list are awesome, but what happens when it is time for you to travel and you need to pack up some of your cute jewelry? It could get very tangled before you even get there! Check out this project on Cleverly Inspired and create your own travel necklace holder that will have you roll your necklaces to keep them flat as you travel. Since this project is made out of fabric, it is easy to customize it to any color or pattern that you desire, so don’t be afraid to make a few extra to give out as gifts!
17. Rustic Antler Jewelry and Necklace Holder
Not every home has the same style, and when you are looking for a jewelry holder to fit your rustic style, most of the ones you find will seem too cute. Pull out the directions for this DIY antler holder instead from Bow Hunting 360. If you aren’t a hunter yourself, you’ll need to find some antlers at the craft store, but otherwise this project is very simple to make, and for something rustic, it actually looks as if it could fit into almost any décor style!
18. 3-Tier Jewelry and Necklace Holder
Remember the days when you used to sit in the parlor and drink tea with all your visitors? Can’t think of one? Well that’s because afternoon tea has definitely gone out of style. But instead of getting rid of your tea set, convert it into this awesome jewelry holder feature on Go Make Me. This project isn’t for the DIY faint of heart however, because you will need some old china that you feel comfortable drilling holes in to get the job done!
19. Hanger Jewelry and Necklace Holder
You use hangars to keep clothing in your closet from getting tangled, and there’s no reason you can’t use them for your jewelry as well! You can simply hang them around a nice wooden hangar as picture in The BB Creative, or you can glue some thread in between a pants hangar to make a different looking jewelry holder that can also hold your earrings as well. And you don’t have to leave the hangar plain, feel free to paint it or stain it another color and add decoration as you see fit!
20. Mix and Match Tile Necklace Holder Display
Have you ever wondered what you can do with those sample tiles you get from flooring stores once you are done with them? Well look no further and transform them into your next necklace display. This project is by C.R.A.F.T and only requires flooring samples, wood glue, a drill, and some screws! And if you have a lot of necklaces, you can easily add more than two screws per board to keep all your jewelry hanging nicely!
Whether you have a rustic farmhouse or colorful and trendy bedroom, there are DIY necklace holders on this list that can fit into any décor. This means no matter which one you decide to craft, you won’t have to waste any more time untangling all your jewelry before your next big event. Not to mention you’ll have a pretty neat decoration to add to your bedroom!