May 23, 2012

Organized Jewelry (a.k.a. foam board strikes again)

I've been admiring all the organized jewelry collections floating around Pinterest lately, and was finally spurred on to take some action when I saw this gorgeous post by Becca of Lowlife Couture.

I decided that, since I was already cleaning out my closet, I would put my motivation to good use and make a jewelry station out of my shelves...

So, how did I get my earrings to hang from the back of the shelf you ask?
My favorite crafting buddy of course...foam board!
The supplies were simple:

I cut the foam board to size first, then the wrapping paper.  I used double sided tape to attach the wrapping paper to the foam board and (very carefully) placed them both inside the shelf.  All that was left to do was to trim off any excess paper and use a little more tape to keep the paper from lifting off the shelf.
After that, I used the back of a sturdy post earring to poke holes where I wanted the earrings to be in the foam board, and that was it!  My jewelry is now organized and I feel like my woman cave is complete!

I also organized my clutches by spray painting some Target dollar section magazine files gold.
Taaa Daaaa...

Spray complete me.

Now my closet is clean and my jewelry is finally where I can see it and enjoy it!

PS- Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding yesterday's post.  Since my closet counts as part of my house, I'll go ahead and say that I'm already getting better! :)  Y'all are the best!


  1. Love the idea for using magazine files to organize your clutches! And love that you painted them gold :) Great tips!

  2. I need to do this so badly. I actually just picked up a bamboo type hanger thing at a flea market a few weekends ago (for a $1.00!) and was thinking about using that for scarves and necklaces but I need something for my earrings. You're on your way!

  3. Emily, SO happy to see part of your house and totally making this project mine over the next week. Great idea!


  4. Foam-board! What an excellent solution. I think I may have to do this. xo

  5. I love what you did to organize your jewelry! An an organizer, I often find that jewelry is the one thing that doesn't get the treatment it deserves. You've done a great job to make everything visible and accessible and looking nice!

  6. LOVE this!!! Stylish organization always gets me excited. I love the spray painted magazine files! Genius idea...

  7. ahhhh, it looks so fabulous! You rocked it girl, as always. xo!

  8. Um, can you come over and orangize mine?? Beautiful!

  9. Emily: I am obsessed with this! You've done such an amazing job and your idea for organizing clutches = genius!
    I may have to steal that one :)

  10. You're so fancy. I love it. Jewelry in little bowls always looks so pretty.

    Okay! So true about spray paint.

  11. Brilliant and gorgeous! Love your girl cave ;)

  12. such a great idea- i always love having jewelry on display- the prettiest kind of art!

  13. This looks great! I love the foam/wrapping paper trick - so simple even I could do it and totally effective!

  14. What a nice post! I like the jewelries and the shoe pairs pretty much. Thanks for awesome sharing.

  15. I love the idea of the foam board...that's so simple and pretty! I have very similar shelving to yours in our walk-in and it's in need of a petite makeover as well - totally inspired to try this! Thank you :)

  16. Love it!! Oh I so wish I had the discipline to do this!

  17. LOVE IT! I'm so glad I found your blog. Off to stalk!

  18. Hi, what kind of paint did you use on the magazine holders? the one's i have found at target dollar aisle are plastic so just curious what kind of paint it takes. thanks and love your blog!!!

    1. Hi Anon! So glad you found my blog! The magazine holders I found were silver metal, so I used Rustoleum gold spray paint. I'm not sure if that kind works on plastic, but I know that Krylon has a metallic spray paint that is said to work on plastic. I would check your local craft or hardware store, and the labels on the can will tell you what materials the paint will work with. Hope that helps, and let me know if you have any other questions.


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