Awesome Jewelry Storage!

3 Materials
$20
2 Hours
Easy
Ok, I admit it, I have way more jewelry than any one girl should, but I made a lot of it myself, for dirt cheap, so I don't feel bad  I like to have things neat, organized and easy to find, so I came up with this idea for storing my jewelry, using one of those 8 X 10 photo trifold screen frames.
I was so excited to start my project that I forgot to take a "before" photo of the photo trifold screen frame, but it looked similar to this. I bought mine on Craigslist for $14.00. I could have painted it, but kind of liked it the way it was.
I found this aluminum replacement screen at WalMart.
They make plastic screen but, I wanted metal screen to give my project enough strength to hold my earrings.
I removed all of the 8 X 10 glass panels from the frame and got to work. I cut the screen, with heavy duty scissors, about a half inch bigger than the frame openings. so I would be able to staple it to the frame.
Using my staple gun, I stapled the aluminum screen to each photo opening. I laid the whole frame on the floor to do this.
Then I removed some of screws that were holding the frame together and replaced them with 4 inch screws to hold necklaces. Here is my finished product.
I hung my earrings on the screen and my necklaces on the extra long screws. I wanted to be able to store my matching necklaces and earrings close together so it would be easier to get ready for work in the morning.


I was able to organize by color....
...and by theme (I made all of these earrings  )
You can see that keeping the necklaces separated, and therefore untangled, was easy with the threads of the screws.
I replaced the screws with the longer ones far apart enough to accommodate my long necklaces. As you can see, each 8 X 10 opening holds several pairs of earrings.
My finished project. It holds my long necklaces and most of my earrings...with room to spare! Better start making more earrings

Suggested materials:

  • 8 X 10 screen trifold photo frame   (Craigslist)
  • Aluminum screen   (WalMart)
  • Staples   (Home Depot)

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  • Patti Patti on Jul 03, 2017
    Cute idea...but wouldn't your jewelry tarnish faster hanging out in the open like that?

  • Marcia f diteman Marcia f diteman on Jul 17, 2017
    I WOULD LOVE TO. I ALREADY HAVE THE PICTURE FOLD. I HAVE WAY MORE RINGS (150?) SO OTHER THAN HANGING THEM WITH NECKLACES( DON'T LIKE THAT IDEA) I'M NOT SURE ? WHAT IS A CUP HOOK?? THANKS

  • Denahensley Denahensley on Aug 08, 2017
    Would old bifolding doors work for this project?

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  • Devra Devra on Jun 06, 2019

    Michelle, this is a great idea! You could even hang bracelets and necklaces on the backside of the screen. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Kelly Cason Kelly Cason on Dec 16, 2020

    Love it! My son made me something very similar and I absolutely love it (:

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