How to Make a Jewelry Organizer

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Tutorials

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This was a fun project and a little craft that would make a great gift for your jewelry loving friends and family members. For those of you who are daring and ready for a crafty challenge, here you go!

How to Make a Jewelry Organizer


  • an unfinished wooden frame
  • fabric – you’ll need a piece that is several inches wider than your frame on all sides
  • plastic canvas – you’ll need a piece as big as your frame’s opening
  • cup hooks
  • fabric scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • a paint brush
  • a bone folder

how to make a jewelry organizer tutorial

Remove the glass and backing from the frame opening and lay your fabric out, right side down, on the table. Using ModPodge, quickly glue the whole surface of the frame and lay it down on the wrong side of the fabric. Flip it over and rub the fabric down with a bone folder, smoothing out all creases and wrinkles.

how to make a jewelry organizer tutorial

Cut a small rectangle out of the center of your frame. Then make diagonal cuts into each of the 4 corners, about 1/16″ away from the frame. Then trim down the fabric along the sides of the frame to be just long enough to cover the inside edges of the frame.

how to make a jewelry organizer tutorial

Glue the fabric to the frame.

Cutting exactly into the corners in the last step is important because that allows you to glue the fabric down around the corner without being able to see the wood from the front.

how to make a jewelry organizer tutorial

Now I’ve glued the fabric to the front and inside edges of the frame.


The last step is to prepare the fabric to glue to the outside edges of the frame.

Fold the corner of the fabric at a 45 degree angle, as shown in the top left picture, and rub your finger along the fold to make a temporary crease, as shown in the top right picture.

Cut about 1/4″ away from the crease (bottom left picture).

Do that to all 4 corners (bottom right picture).

how to make a jewelry organizer tutorial

Choose a side to start with and glue the fabric down to the outside edge first and then to the back of the frame.

how to make a jewelry organizer tutorial

Fold the corners in and glue down.

how to make a jewelry organizer tutorial

Glue the fabric down to each edge until you’re finished.

jewelry organizer tutorial

Cut a piece of plastic canvas to fit the opening, and drill holes along one edge and screw in cup hooks for hanging necklaces, etc.

jewelry organizer tutorial

Here’s another one I made for myself from an 8×10 frame.

Making one of these jewelry organizers takes about 30 minutes and is a very inexpensive project to do for yourself or as a gift. GOOD LUCK!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kristine January 12, 2009 at 10:59 am

Where do the cup hooks come in? And is the plastic canvas in the frame opening? And I’d love to see a picture of it holding some jewelry! Very nice!

2 Megan @ Disorder2Order January 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm

You could do so much with that frame… I agree… I would love to see it holding jewelry….

3 Micha B January 12, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I made one of these a while back and I love it. Though I didn’t cover the frame with fabric like you did, I simply spray painted it. I really love your idea better :)

4 Amy April 14, 2009 at 8:43 am

wow!! thats so simple!! thanks for sharing…

5 Baba April 14, 2009 at 8:53 am

Very thrifty. I love that I can co-ordinate it to my bedroom colors and fabrics.

6 Gigi Griffis April 20, 2009 at 8:26 am

I’ve made one of these before and I love it. It’s been a long time and I think I’ll make some this year for all the senior girls that I need grad gifts for. Thanks for th egreat reminder!

7 Gigi Griffis April 20, 2009 at 8:29 am

I advertised your contests on the top of my blog!

8 Sue D April 20, 2009 at 10:44 am

Very clever gift idea. I like how fabric can make it very customized for the recipient.

9 Andrea Shef April 20, 2009 at 11:10 pm

This is so awesome! I can’t wait to make it!

10 liz memmott April 27, 2009 at 10:34 am

that is a good idea. I like it

11 Tanessa Brower April 27, 2009 at 10:45 am

This is such a great idea! it also looks very easy which is great for me because I am not very crafty!

12 Cristina April 29, 2009 at 1:32 am

I love this! I may just have my little achievement day girls bust these out! They’re so simple and yet practical! Thanks!

13 Baba July 1, 2009 at 11:42 am

These are really fun to make. I also love to use chicken wire for the back to hang earrings and jewelry from.

14 Rebecca September 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I need the link to print this out. Please and thank u!

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