Home Life Blog: DIY Necklace Organizer

October 20, 2014

DIY Necklace Organizer

I really stepped out of my comfort zone this weekend and did my first project with fabric!  I'm so excited to share it with you because it's also my first official project for my closet!  

Isn't she a beauty?  This necklace holder was really fun to make and surprisingly I found everything I needed at my Hobby Lobby store!  Seriously, everything I used is from there except for the jewelry.  

Here are the materials you will need:

-Cork Bulletin Board

-Spray Adhesive Glue
-Thumb Tacks (I used gold)
-Hot Glue Gun or E600
-Push Pins
-Pretty Buttons
-Small Wire Cutters

I started by picking out some pretty material that I liked and used spray adhesive to bond it to the cork board.  This was also my first time using this spry adhesive and if you are a pro with this then you will notice that I got the wrong one in the first picture above.  It was a temporary bond.   I went back and exchanged it for the permanent bond (pictured above) and this one worked really great!  

I placed the fabric over the sprayed area and after I smoothed out the wrinkles, I started pushing my gold thumb tacks into the very edge of the cork (between the wood and cork).  It took awhile because I wanted each one to look perfect and strait.  

This was the end result!  It looks beautiful already!

I then got my hot glue gun ready and pulled the extra fabric to the back of the board.  

I made sure to start at the corners and then the sides gluing like crazy!

Next I used some pretty buttons and some push pins to create the necklace holders.  I basically used some wire cutters to cut off the loop on the back of the button so it can be flat.  I then used my hot glue gun to fill up the space where the loop used to be and attached it to the end of the push pin.  

I then hung my necklaces on them!

(Note:  I would place the push pins where you want them to go before attaching the buttons.  I had to learn the hard way that the buttons will come off with pressure and you will have to hot glue them again.  You can also use some E600.  I've never used it, but I heard it's great for crafts like this)

And that's about it for this little project!  I'm so happy that what I envisioned in my head actually came to life!  Putting on my necklaces is definitely more fun now!

I've linked up this post at:

-A Bowl Full of Lemons
-Tip Junkie
-Dwell Beautiful
-BD Design
-Just a Girl and Her Blog
-Ginger Snap Crafts
-Juggling Act Mama
-Chic California
-IHeart Organizing


  1. I love this! I'm totally going to make one for sure! You know what else you could use to hang the necklaces on? They have all of those AWESOME drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby. That's what I thought those were at first. What a creative idea to glue buttons onto push pins. I would have never thought of that. :)

    1. Thank you Anna! I hope you do make one and I can't wait to see it! I thought about using the drawer pulls too but I wanted something that wasn't so permanent and wouldn't hurt the board or the fabric. Plus, I fell in love with these buttons! =)

  2. How cute! I definitely need one of these. My necklace “organizing” is pretty scary!

  3. The DIY Necklace organizer turned out fab! I really like the fabric pattern!

  4. What a very cute idea!! I should do something like this... and find all my necklaces so I can thusly hang them! Hah. ^_^;; Very awesome though, I appreciate you sharing!

  5. I want something similar but I'm afraid my jewelry will turn from the exposure to air.

  6. I definitely need to do this. That fabric is also perfection! Thanks so much for linking up to Outside {the Box}!

    1. Thank you Carissa and thank you for hosting the party! I appreciate you stopping by. =)

  7. Looks great. Love the thumb tacks as details!

  8. So pretty! I love the idea and the pattern! Wish I could make one myself!

    1. Thank you Tara! It was actually a lot easier than I thought! You should try it! =)

  9. You picked such beautiful fabric for this project! Love it!

  10. Jessica this turned out so cute!! I love that you added those cute buttons to hang your necklaces from!! What a cute idea!

    1. Thank you Shonee! I love those buttons too and knew I had to incorporate them somehow. I also got some inspiration from your blog with all the gold projects you've been doing! I love them! =)

    2. Thanks! What can I say I am LOVING gold right now. Actually I think I love all metallics! Can't wait to see what your next project will be!

  11. This is really cute! I love the fabric you used. I want to make one now.

  12. Beautiful work Jessica! looking cute and adorable. I will sure give them a try. Thanks for the cute idea!

  13. So cute and creative!


  14. @Jessica.. I love the idea so the pattern! Wish I could make one myself!

  15. This is SO creative! I could really benefit from something like this because my jewelry is not organized AT. ALL. Thanks for sharing!

  16. What a great idea, I am definitely trying this once I untangle them all!

  17. This is super cute! I desperately need to clean out my room back at home, and once I do, I'd love to try recreating this in blue + silver! <3


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