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DIY Framed Jewelry and Earring Organizer

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If you’re looking for a vintage style way to store your earrings this DIY framed jewelry and earring organizer is it! All you need is a pretty frame and chicken wire!

I’m in possession of a bunch of earrings. And necklaces. And a few bracelets. ~smile~

Some might say it’s an obsession. I just say I have good taste!

My daughter got married and left a bunch with me. I yard sale and pick up a few things. I’m a hoarder collector, okay?!

Anyway, I wanted a more chic and sassy way to organize my earrings and jewelry. This also works nicely for necklaces!

This jewelry and earring organizer is so simple but packs a punch on the style meter! Your friends will be amazed at your one-of-a-kind organization skills!

How to make a DIY framed jewelry and earring organizer

Materials:

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Modern Masters Gold Rush (semi opaque) ME65
Modern Masters ME221 Warm Silver (opaque)
Foam craft brush
1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 25 ft. Hardware Cloth
(like chicken wire)
Wire cutters
Stapler/nail gun
3/8″ staples
16″ Gauge Steel Wire
Hooks for hanging necklaces

How can I make a homemade jewelry organizer?

There are many ways to store jewelry. I know this for a fact! I’ve tried them all! There are beautiful boxes and hangers and all the things.

But if you want something unique as well as practical, this DIY project is for you! (And if you’re not into DIY I have some ideas for you at the end of this post!)

Step 1. Measure your wall space.

Decide where you want to hang your finished piece so you know the approximate size of the frame you need to buy. The organizer is perfect for a bedroom, closet or even a bathroom with extra storage space.

Just remember the final frame is so pretty you might not want to hide it!

Step 2. Find an interesting frame.

Vintage frame with intricate gold accents

The frame was $1 at a yard sale (read how to know the difference between trash and treasure and my top 10 yard sale bargains) and I bought it because I loved the intricate design.

At the time I had no idea what I was going to use it for but it’s the perfect vintage look for my jewelry!

Close up of vintage gold frame

Step 3. Paint frame.

I wanted a burnished gold look for the frame to blend in with the rest of the bedroom and I also needed to paint over the canvas strip around the inside of the frame.

I used Modern Masters Gold Rush (semi opaque) ME658 for the first coat over the entire frame. I just used a disposable foam craft brush to apply.

Closeup of painted vintage gold frame details

Not so gold anymore but not exactly what I was looking for.

Painted gold vintage picture frame

I then used a coat of Modern Masters ME221 Warm Silver (opaque) and this worked much better!

Vintage frame and chicken wire for earring holder

What I’ve found in painting accessories is sometimes it takes trial and error to find the right product or the right blend of paints to create the perfect finish. Just look at it like you’re back in kindergarten playing with finger paints!

Step 4. Attach chicken wire.

The chicken wire I used was 1/2″ x 1/2″ squares on a 36″ roll (width) and purchased from the hardware store. Even though we’re just hanging earrings here, there is some weight involved.

I left a 1″ overhang around the perimeter of the frame, which is two rows of wire for spacing. No hard rule here, just do what works for you.

The wire can be cut with tin shears, wire cutters, or a cut-off wheel. The last is, by far, the easiest.

Use a commercial grade staple gun with 3/8″ (10 mm.) staples to attach the wire to the frame. The goal is to eliminate any ripples in the wire, so keep it tight and staple at intervals that will solve that problem.

You will also need to drive these in a bit deeper with a hammer, so lay the frame face down on a towel and pop each one a time or two. Stapling across the corner allows for a better grab.

Back side of frame with chicken wire

Step 5. Add spacer to frame.

It is very important to also include some kind of spacer on the back. In the picture, this is the 1″ x 2″ piece of wood at the top and bottom of the frame, installed OVER the chicken wire. This allows the earrings to hang without touching the wall. If it was not included, the earrings would not hang properly and could scratch the wall.

To avoid that nasty crack by the screw, pre-drill and then run the screw through that hole.

back side of frame with chicken wire for earrings

Step 6. Hang with wire.

The last step is some type of hanger. I chose to use picture wire, but you can also use picture hangers of various types, whatever works best for your walls.

Although I didn’t do this, you could install two more wood backers on the vertical sides. If your wood is thicker, you may not like that you can see too far behind the frame on those two sides. In that case, just install two more pieces and that gap disappears!

Back side of wooden frame with chicken to hang earrings on

I found that the chicken wire, once securely attached to the back of the frame, was perfect to hold the huge variety of jewelry I own!

Gold vintage frame with chicken wire hanging on wall

Step 7. Way to hang hoop earrings.

Hoop earrings are by far the easiest to hang. The longer I’ve used this means of organizing the more I double up on the hoops. Just simply hang both earrings in the same hole!

hoop earrings hanging on chicken wire in wooden frame

Step 8. How to store stud earrings.

Stud earrings can be a little bit more difficult but they’re still doable! Just bring the back of the earring almost to the end of the long piece and hook it on a square of chicken wire. Voila!

closeup of earring hanging on chicken wire frame

Step 9. Hang necklaces on framed organizer.

Let me also show you how you can use this type of framed organizer for necklaces.

Any kind of clip that will allow you to attach it to the chicken wire will work. I like the s hooks the best because they’re the easiest to hang and remove necklaces. Otherwise I just used what I had on hand.

s hooks used to hang necklaces on wooden frame

Obviously you can’t hang as many necklaces as earrings but still it’s a pretty alternative to a jewelry cabinet or another type of organization.

frame and chicken wire used to hang necklaces

I love the finished look but I confess I normally hang more pairs of earrings on here. Still pretty now but a little more cluttered!

vintage frame with chicken wire for hanging earrings

Don’t you love it decorated with all the fancy bling?

Fun organizers if you don’t want to DIY:

vintage frame with chicken wire as earring organizer

More bedroom inspiration:

Earring and Chicken

DIY Framed Jewelry and Earring Organizer

If you're looking for a vintage style way to store your earrings this DIY framed jewelry and earring organizer is it! All you need is a pretty frame and chicken wire! 

Instructions
 

  • Materials needed:
  • How can I make a homemade jewelry organizer?
  • Measure your wall space.
  • Find an interesting frame.
  • Paint frame.
  • Attach chicken wire.
  • Add spacer to frame.
  • Hang with wire.
  • Way to hang hoop earrings.
  • How to store stud earrings.
  • Hang necklaces on framed organizer.
DIY earring organizer in vintage frame with chicken wire

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65 Comments

  1. Found your blog on HomeBNC and I love this idea and your blog! My daughter has a ton of earrings and I have a ton of frames, lol!

  2. First time finding your blog. Enjoyed your DIY projects. Unique, not the same old.

    Keep up the good work.

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