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Orlando, Florida, US
Corkboard Jewelry Holder
A simple solution for a small jewelry collection

I had been trying to figure out a good way to hold my necklaces and earrings. I don't have a huge amount of either so I didn't need a big earring tree or anything like that, just something fairly simple that would keep the stuff off my dresser, nightstand, etc. and could be a nice decorative touch to my room. So I came up with this.


  • How to make a jewelry hanger. Corkboard Jewelry Holder - Step 1
    Step 1

    I found a two-pack of corkboard at the dollar store that seemed to be a perfect size for my needs. It doesn't really matter what size or shape it is, that's totally up to you! Cut the fabric to be a bit larger than the corkboard, enough larger to be able to fold it over on each side.

  • How to make a jewelry hanger. Corkboard Jewelry Holder - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold two sides over and glue them with regular old Elmer's school glue.

  • How to make a jewelry hanger. Corkboard Jewelry Holder - Step 3
    Step 3

    After letting it dry, cut the corners of the other sides so they won't bunch up at the corners and do the same folding/gluing again.

  • How to make a jewelry hanger. Corkboard Jewelry Holder - Step 4
    Step 4

    Since that a) looks horrible and b) would probably not be very secure, then glue some cardstock to the back and attach some picture hangers to the top with thumbtacks.

  • How to make a jewelry hanger. Corkboard Jewelry Holder - Step 5
    Step 5

    And, finally, use some masking tape to attach a line of lace ribbon along the bottom to put earrings in, and pushpins on the front to hang the necklaces on (which you can see in the finished pic above).

    That's it! =) The only adjustment I'd make if I did it again would be to use both corkboards that came in the pack, because, as you can see, the pushpins actually went all the way through! It doesn't really matter because it's against the wall, but still, I'd check the depth of the corkboard against the depth of the pushpins if I were doing it again.

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This is a brilliant idea. My jewellery is always getting tangled and it's so annoying! I have two corkboards kicking around and I kept thinking I should do something with them so this is the perfect way to "kill two birds with one stone" as they say :)

Kameeri · Leiden, Zuid-Holland, NL · 10 projects

I used a corkboard for my jewelry already, but just a plain old one. But this is much better looking! Think mine needs a makeover soon Happy

Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects

This is wickeedd

Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects

Cool idea! I have some old sheets that I can cut up for fabric and match my room still Happy yay!

northernstar · Ísafjörður, Westfjords, IS · 34 projects

Great timing! I have been using my dreamcatcher as my earring holder! Maybe thats why I can't sleep lol

Great project and I agree with the others, the lace is a cool idea for the earrings Happy


You saved my life !!! Ive been after something like this for years *hyperness* lol

Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1050 projects

Yeah, using lace is a very clever idea, well done!

athenamat · New York, New York, US · 19 projects

I like the idea of lace for the earrings Happy


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