Why hide your best baubles in a box when you can put them on display? These seven jewelry-organizing ideas are just as stylish as they are clever. Whether you're a DIY guru or a one-stop-shop maven, there's something here for everyone!
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This brass bird is perfect for holding bracelets (we'd even loop a few rings around that beak!). Try decorating with animals that have useful characteristics like elephant trunks, bird necks, and cat tails.
A New Use For Ashtrays
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Flea markets are filled with retro ashtrays in all sorts of cool shapes and materials. The best part? They cost next to nothing! See even more styling secrets from our home editor's studio apartment.
Better Than Eggs
While we love farm-fresh eggs, we're sold on the clever idea of using ceramic egg racks for organizing rings and earrings.
A Helpful Hand
Anatomical sculptures can serve double duty. Follow designer Emily Henderson's lead by styling a hand sculpture with your best baubles or outfitting a head sculpture with some chunky necklaces. For more bedroom decorating ideas, take a look at the rest of this stunning space!
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If you're a sucker for vintage blue opaline but don't have the patience to slowly curate a collection, consider the DIY route. Little Green Notebook blogger Jenny Komenda scooped up an assortment of miscellaneous glass dishes at Goodwill and covered them with oil-based enamel spray paint — in the perfect shade of bright blue, of course. Check out her spray-paint tutorial to give your jewelry collection a streamlined pop of color!
The New Inspiration Board
If the back of your door is already occupied by hat hooks or a mirror, there's another smart and equally stylish solution! Apply the same principle to a framed and fabric-lined board. Customize your own version, or take a shortcut by buying this cute jewelry-organizer board ($64) from Etsy user ShopSuiteV!
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Mirrors aren't the only useful things that can hang from the back of your closet door. Try mounting a skinny wooden dowel equipped with cup hooks on the back of your door for instant organization. For a breakdown of the process, visit Martha Stewart Living.