DIY Board to Store and Display Jewelry

I don’t wear jewelry much, but I still own a bunch. Because I don’t wear it all that often, I decided to store it in a way that would let me see it, or at least most of it. I made a board to hang my necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings on.

Corkboard turned into a DIY jewelry storage/display unit. Photo and board by Kit Dunsmore
Homemade Jewelry Board (Photo and board by Kit Dunsmore)

I started with a simple framed corkboard. Not liking the plain brown of the cork, I used acrylic paints to make a cloudy sky pattern of white and blue. Then I added a small piece of wire mesh to hang my earrings on, and used transparent pushpins, which are easy to rearrange, to hang the larger pieces from.

Close up of earring hanger on DIY jewelry storage board. Photo and board by Kit Dunsmore
Wire mesh held in place by pushpins can store different types of earrings as well as pins. (Photo by Kit Dunsmore)
Close up of rings stored on DIY jewelry board. Photo and board by Kit Dunsmore.
Even finger rings can be stored on the board. (Photo by Kit Dunsmore)

The result is something I see every day: a display of my jewelry that lets me enjoy what I have even when I’m not wearing it. And having the pieces out in the open makes it more likely that I’ll wear them. If they were all in a drawer or box, it would be easy to forget all about them.

DIY jewelry display/storage board. Photo and board by Kit Dunsmore.
Photo and board by Kit Dunsmore

How do you store your jewelry? Do you have storage that displays it?

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  1. I use two short IKEA Grundtal rails with S-hooks to hang my necklaces by a full length mirror. I don’t wear bracelets or rings other than my wedding ring.

    1. Thanks so much. My sister Cleo Dunsmore Buchanan is a glass artist and she made a bunch of the pieces that you see.

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