DIY Jewelry Organizer for Necklaces

A Simple Homemade Jewelry Organizer to Keep Necklaces Looking their Best! 

As I stated in my last post about necklace organizers, hanging necklaces and bracelets is the best way to store them.  Hanging them, as opposed to tossing them in a box or drawer, ensures that they will not be tangled or broken, giving you many more years of use. 

Can’t afford a new jewelry organizer?  Check out my step-by-step instructions below of how to make a cheap (or free, depending on what you have lying around your home) hanging necklace organizer. 

Supplies & Tools that you will need: 

  • Metal Hanger (the dry-cleaner kind) 
  • Screwdriver
  • Vice Grip
  • Screw, Nail or Pushpin
  • Jewelry!!!

Step By Step Instructions:

  1. Remove any paper or tape products from the hanger. 
  2. Use the screwdriver to pry away the twisted wire at the top of the hanger neck (skip this step if it is already loose). 
  3. Grip the top of the pried-away wire, preferably with a Vise-grip, although  you can use regular pliers if you don’t have a Vise Grip.  (Needle-nose Vise-grip works best, it makes this DIY project much easier).  Using this tool, unwind the twisted wire until it is totally open.  Now you can see how easily this necklace hanger works – you should easily be able to twist the wires just one time to get a “latch”. 
  4. Install a screw, nail or even a push pin into the wall where you want to mount the hanger. 
  5. Now you are ready to load it up with necklaces, bracelets, anklets and watches.  Start by loading the pieces that you rarely wear so that they are at the “back” of the organizer, with the most used pieces in the front, ready to go! 

Tip: Since this isn’t exactly the fanciest or prettiest jewelry organizer, I recommend that you mount it behind a door or in the closet, so it doesn’t become an eyesore. 

If you are looking for something nicer, check out this selection of jewelry organizers at – there are many necklace options here.

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