How to Make a Jewelry Organizer

Make a simple place to store jewelry with just some common board and aluminum sheeting

Under 2 hours

Learn the basics of operating circular saws and power drills while building a unique jewelry organizer. This simple DIY is both educational and useful. 

Tip: If you don't own any of the tools needed for this project, visit the Tool Rental desk at your local Home Depot.

What You Need

Measure and mark
Step 1

• Measure and mark cuts on the 1 x 4-inch x 8-foot common board according to the cut list. 
• When finished, you will have two 20 ½-inch and two 15 ½-inch segments marked.

cuts diagram

Use a circular saw to make the cut along all the marks you just made.

Tip: Use sanding block to smooth any rough edges.

Paint or stain
Step 3

Paint or stain all cut pieces prior to assembly.

Build the Frame
Step 4

• Lay the two 20 ½-inch sections vertically on the table.
• Lay the two 15 ½-inch sections horizontally at the top and bottom of each of the 20 ½-inch sections to form a rectangle.
• Place a corner bracket in all four corners of the rectangular frame and secure to the frame with a drill using the hardware included with the kits.

Tip: Use wood glue along the inside edges of the cuts and allow to dry for an even sturdier frame.

Assemble aluminum backing
Step 5

• Center the piece of aluminum metal in the middle of the frame opening.
• Secure to the frame using a heavy-duty stapler and staples.

Attach Hardware
Step 6

• Center the saw-tooth hanger along the edge of the top of the frame with the teeth facing down toward frame opening.
• Use a hammer to secure to the frame with included nails.
• Flip the frame over and drill three evenly spaced holes on bottom section of the frame with a drill and a 1/8-inch drill bit.
• Push the screws that came with the decorative knobs from the back of the frame through the drilled holes.
• Screw the knobs on to the screws on the front of the frame.