Hanging Jewelry Organizer {Paint Stick Project}

I love jewelry.  It is my weakness.  Some girls like shoes, I like bling.  I have shown you before how I made an old crib into a jewelry cabinet.  But believe it or not, that wasn’t enough room for all of the jewelry I had. So I went to my local Lowe’s and asked for some 5-gallon paint sticks to create some hanging organization in my linen closet.  If your store doesn’t give out paint sticks you can always buy 1/4″ x 2 pieces of luan in the lumber section.

hanging jewlery organizer


5 Gallon Paintsticks

Drywall screws

Gorilla Glue Wood Glue

5/8” cup hooks

Drill and drill bits


Chop saw

Paint (I used Sun Safari by Dutch Boy)

1.  Cut off the curved handle of the paint sticks so you have an even straight surface to work with.  Mine ended up being 17 1/2” wide.

2.  Then holding two paint sticks together chop off 1”.cutting paint sticks

3.  Sand any rough patches on the paint sticks and the 1” cuts.  Glue the 1” cuts onto the backside of your paint stick on the edges.  Let it dry overnight.

creating jewelry oraganization

4.  Predrill holes through the ends of the sticks where the drywall screws will go to attach these to the wall.

paint stick project

5.  I didn’t bother priming it I just sprayed a coat of paint on them with my paint sprayer.

painting paint sticks

6.  This next part took forever.  Predrill and screw in 5/8” cup hooks into the paint sticks.  I just winged this part without measuring.  I just kind of eyeballed where I wanted the next cup hook to go based on the piece of jewelry that would hang there.

I used one dozen paint stick and over 200 cup hooks! My fingers were tired after screwing in all those cup hooks!

hanging jewelry


7.  Once all the cup hooks are screwed in use a level to hang them where you want them to go using a drill. This is a great use of closet space where the shelves are deeper in the back.

hanging your jewelry

organizing jewelry

Don’t have any hidden wall space?  Check out this jewelry organizer that looks more like a piece of art than a place for your baubles.


Are you an earring lover?  Here is a DIY earring holder that you can make any size to fit your wall.

DIY jewelry holder copy[6]

And here is one to make for your bracelets.


Want to see more projects using paint sticks? I have a whole bunch of them on my site.


This is a repost from 2012.