We have posted about jewelry storage before, but this time we are taking the show on the road to Tulsa’s Great Day Green Country to share some of our favorite ways to keep our pretty things organized. I’m definitely an “out of sight, out of mind” person, so for me, keeping things easily accessible and in plain view is the best way to remember what I have and avoid a rut!
I discovered these jewelry display trays a few years ago and am completely sold. They are inexpensive and you can organize your bigger necklaces by color, season, or whatever makes sense to you. Best of all, they stack (shown at top) so if you are limited on space you can put two or three on top of each other and save room. You can purchase these (and tons of other jewelry display/storage items) online at store fixture sites.
For smaller necklaces, a hanging display works best to keep them from getting tangled. I used a frame with hooks mounted inside and a corkboard backing to add even more necklaces in between. You can buy these, DIY them, or for an even easier option, use a corkboard and thumbtacks, like Lisa did here. Wire mesh in a frame also works well for earrings. If you have even more space (and more jewelry), check out this entire DOOR used as a necklace display in one of Alayna’s previous posts!
For earrings, I think a good old lazy susan style holder is the best option. It keeps TONS of earrings in very little space, and keeps them organized and from getting tangled together. I found this one at Urban Outfitters (who randomly have some of the best/cutest jewelry storage around). As I mentioned above, wire mesh is also a great option if you have more wall space than counter space available.
For rings, the cute little ring trees are great – if you only have a few skimpy little rings to accommodate. When you start getting into chunkier pieces, those suckers will tip over with about 3 rings on them. Ceramic egg trays are the perfect size for those monster cocktail rings, as are ice cube trays if you have an even larger collection. Ice cube trays (and muffin tins, for that matter!) work great for pairs of earrings as well, so they can pull double duty on your shelf.
Speaking of things you find around the kitchen – a paper towel holder also makes a great bracelet stand. It doesn’t take up much space and works especially well for those with lots of big chunky bangles. Just stack them up and you have them all in sight for putting together the perfect outfit.
There are tons of great DIYs out there, as well as new uses for things around the house. It all depends on what kind of space you have (wall, drawer, or countertop), how “displayed” you want it to look (very, in my case), and what your budget is. Let us know what your favorite ways are to contain your baubles!