DIY Jewelry Organizer

First post! I’m excited!

I made this jewelry organizer a few years ago, but recently gave it a facelift to match my new apartment. That’s one thing I love about it. So easy to change to match a new color scheme or theme.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • An old frame. You can find these for a few bucks at any Goodwill or Salvation army.
  • Spray paint (if you want to paint the frame).
  • Foam board. If I remember correctly I picked mine up at a Bartell’s. If not, any craft store will have it.
  • Fabric
  • Glue gun or craft glue
  • Nails
  • Wire
  • Mounting T-Pins
  • Craft Razor Knife


  • Clean the frame. If you found one that doesn’t need painted, skip to step #3.
  • Spray paint the frame. I recommend 2-3 light coats. Be super careful not to put on too heavy of a coat or it will run. Let dry.
  • Cut the foam board to fit the frame. I found a Craft Razor Knife to be the easiest. You probably could get away with scissors since no one will see the edges.
  • Cut the fabric to fit the foam board. Leave 2-3 inches of fabric beyond the edge of the foam board. You’ll need this extra fabric!
  • Heat up your glue gun. Put the fabric face down on a table. Center the foam board over the fabric and turn the fabric over the edges of the board. Glue the fabric down. Again, don’t worry about it being neat. It’s on the backside an nobody will see. Let dry.
  • Fit the covered foam board into the frame and glue down along the lip of the frame. You can use a glue gun or a stronger craft glue. You will need to be a bit more careful with the glue because it could leak through to the front of the frame. Let dry.

  • A quick way to hang is to hammer in two nails, one on either side of the frame, towards the top. Secure a piece of wire to each nail.
  • Arrange the t-pins to your liking. And re-arrange as your jewelry collection changes.