Once you've determined your system for organization, now comes the fun part: coming up with cute ways to store your jewelry. We've determined that if you have expensive pieces, they're probably best stored under wraps. But if you have some cute costume jewelry, show those babies off and make them a part of your room décor.
Finely crafted wooden boxes and beautiful ceramic bowls are great ways to store groups of items together. If you want to get creative, you can turn a piece of driftwood into a great necklace or bracelet holder that will look like a museum piece on your dresser. Pick a pretty vase to serve as the base and then get some floral foam to fit inside. Find a piece of driftwood with lots of branches, curves and bumps that provide natural hanging points. Insert the base into the foam and then top with pebbles to hide the foam and help keep the branch firmly in place. Then start hanging your baubles.
You can also make your jewelry collection a beautiful piece of wall art. Start by finding a fun or funky wall frame that's at least 24 inches tall. Cut a piece of cork to fit inside the frame. It can either be from an existing corkboard, or you can buy a roll of cork at most home improvement stores. Cover the cork with paper or fabric that you love, and then hang necklaces, bracelets, rings or even earrings on push pins. For an extra decorative touch, hot glue colorful buttons on top of the push pins.
If you don't have the space to display your jewelry out in the open, you can also keep it stashed away in beautiful ways that you can enjoy every morning. If you use a drawer to keep your jewelry organized, get rid of cheap plastic containers and choose colorful and mismatched ceramic bowls or teacups. No need to break the bank -- these can be found at thrift stores and yard sales for next to nothing. Hook earrings on the edges of the bowls to keep pairs easy to find and line the drawer with a piece of decorative paper for that extra touch.
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