Closet Hacking, Part 3: DIY Jewelry Storage

As part of my bedroom walk-in closet/dressing room makeover, I decided to give my pegboard jewelry storage boards an update, too. They’ve served me really well since I made them almost three years ago, but I wanted to consolidate a bit. My DIY stud earring rack was on a different wall than this rack, meaning that I had to go back and forth if I couldn’t decide which earrings to wear. Plus, I didn’t have a great way to store earrings that weren’t studs, but didn’t have open hooks, like hoop earrings. So I added two new ways to store earrings: A screen rack for studs, and a bar for hoops and closed hooks. And I threw a little shelf for bracelets on there while I was at it.

DIY jewelry storage solutions for how to store stud earrings, hoops, and earrings with hooks.

None of these updated jewelry storage solutions actually require the pegboard, but it matches the one across the room where my necklaces are stored. You can still totally use these ideas even if you don’t have a pegboard, though. Maybe eventually I’ll replace the back on this one with solid wood, but I’ll keep it for now because I like its flexibility. Here’s the whole thing:

DIY jewelry storage solutions for how to store stud earrings, hoops, and earrings with hooks.

I shared more info about how I made it in the original post, but basically, I just framed pegboards with molding I attached with screws and glue, then I painted everything. The decorative metal screening at the top is just hooked onto pegboard hooks, though I did add wood beads onto the hooks to hold it further away from the pegboard.

One thing I would do differently if I were making it again would be to use real wood molding, not MDF, and do a better job on the corners. But as I mention in that post, it was my first time using my miter saw, so I’ll cut myself some slack. Aw, I remember that I was scared to use the saw at first. How times have changed!

Without including the original pegboard, this is actually three separate DIY jewelry storage solutions, but they’re all so easy that I didn’t photograph tutorials for them. I’ll describe what I did, though, starting from the top, with the stud earring rack.

DIY Stud Earring Frame

To make this stud earring rack, I bought the cheapest 5×7″ white wood (actually MDF) frame I could find at Michaels. I took the glass and backing out, and cut a piece of aluminum window screen to fit the frame, which I then attached with hot glue on the back of the frame. Then I drilled pilot holes, and screwed eye hooks into one edge of the frame. I attached a couple of split rings to those, and hooked them onto pegboard hooks.

DIY jewelry storage solutions for how to store stud earrings, hoops, and earrings with hooks.

DIY Earring Storage Bar

To make the storage bar, I bought a 3/16″ by 3′ round zinc rod at the hardware store. I cut it to the same width as my pegboard rack with a small hacksaw. Then I drilled pilot holes, and screwed two eyehooks into the frame of the pegboard, and slid the rod into them.

DIY jewelry storage solutions for how to store stud earrings, hoops, and earrings with hooks.

DIY Cuff Bracelet Storage Shelf

The final DIY here is the little shelf, but it’s really more of an Ikea hack. I had actually bought this Bekvam spice shelf from Ikea a long time ago, for reasons I no longer remember, but I just put it together, sanded it, primed and painted it, then attached it to the pegboard with screws.

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