When we renovated our master bedroom closet I used these clear jewelry hooks to hold my long necklaces on the wall. Unfortunately they fell twice. The second time they took the paint with them. I think it has to do with the wall being textured. To solve the problem I decided to make a jewelry organizer that I can attach to the wall permanently. This organizer also doubles as wall decor.
DIY Jewelry Organizer
This jewelry organizer is nothing new. It has been floating around the blog sphere for a few years now. I had desired to make it when I first saw it many moons ago. Unfortunately it just didn’t work for our space. Fast forward a few years. Our closet space has changed a bit after renovations and I have less jewelry. I figured this organizer would work.
1. Gather materials
Spray paint (optional)
Aluminum sheet – I used this one (size you choose will depend on the size of your frame)
Soft measuring tape
Painter’s tape – my favorite one is frog tape
Glue – I used E6000
Safe cutting surface like this self-healing mat
Round nose pliers
2. Prepare frame & aluminum
My frame didn’t have a backing. If yours does remove the backing. Spray paint if needed. My frame had been sitting in the attic for a few years. It needed a little cleaning and a fresh coat of paint.
You can also spray paint the aluminum. I decided to keep mine the way it was.
3. Measure & cut
Turn your frame front side down so the back is facing you. Measure the inside dimensions where the aluminum sheet will be secured. I added 1/8″ to the length so I had a little extra material to fold up and secure inside the frame. After I cut the sheet I realized I should’ve added another 1/8″ to the length. This would’ve given me 1/8″ on the top and 1/8″ at the bottom. Determine what that extra length would be for yours.
Measure your aluminum sheet to match your frame dimensions and use painter’s tape to mark where to cut. I placed the sheet on the self-healing mat to measure the length. Then I used the clear ruler as a guide to put the painter’s tape straight across the aluminum sheet.
The painter’s tape served two purposes: It gave me a straight line to follow when cutting and something to cover the raw edge with. I was concerned about it being sharp.
Put your gloves on and cut along the painter’s tape.
4. Secure & glue aluminum sheet
Place the aluminum sheet in the frame. Use pliers to push down on the ends of the sheet to wedge it into place.
Remove the sheet from the frame. Add glue around the frame edge. Press aluminum sheet back into the frame. Make sure the sheet is touching the glue in every spot. Set aside and let cure for 24 hours.
5. Hang up
Your jewelry organizer is ready. Secure it to the wall. Use the 3/4″ S-hooks to hold your necklaces.
My excitement was a bit crushed when I realized the necklaces I made this for are too long. I was so eager to make this organizer I forgot to measure the necklaces against the frame. Make sure to measure several times before you buy your materials and before you start cutting.
I guess this is a fail/win project. It’s a fail because it doesn’t serve its original intended purpose. Win because it shows that I make mistakes too. It’s a win because I finally got to try my hand at making one of these. Also a win because it still gives me something pretty and functional to store some of my jewelry. Win because now I get to be creative with the materials leftover to tackle the original problem.
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