An old wooden coat hanger can be transformed into the perfect jewelry organizer with a few small hooks and maybe some decorative ribbon. First, decorate the hanger however you want, if you want. Then add tiny command hooks for holding necklaces and bracelets. You can stick the hooks into the wood all the way around the hanger and even on both sides if you want. You get loads of space for hanging your jewelry and a wooden hanger will cost only a few cents at thrift stores so this is a really cheap project as well.
Over time, the pieces of jewelry that you frequently wear might begin to develop a grimy layer of dirt that can cause even the brightest of your gemstones look dull. To bring back the sparkle you can take your jewelry to a professional to clean it. However, this can take time and get rather expensive. A more convenient, and inexpensive way to clean your jewelry is to make a homemade jewelry cleaner and clean your pieces at home.
Some old drawer pulls and other hardware can be attached to a board to give you the perfect place for keeping all of your jewelry organized. You need a board, which you can paint or stain any color that fits your current décor. Then just take those old drawer pulls, hinges, and knobs (which incidentally, you can pick up at yard sales and thrift stores for a steal) and attach them in different ways. Create a pattern or just put them wherever you think they’ll work best. You get a beautiful place to store and display all of your jewelry and for very little cost.
When your favorite pieces of jewelry no longer sparkle, you can clean them at home with a simple jewelry cleaner with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Commercial cleaners can be a bit on the expensive side and are full of harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment. The best natural jewelry cleaner costs pennies to make and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals.

A cheese grater is the perfect earring holder. Now, we’re talking about those full, standup graters that you can buy just about anywhere if you don’t already have one that you can use. Paint over the metal if you want and add lace or whatever else you want to make it a bit more decorative. Then just stick your earring backs into the holes in the grater. Voila! Instant earring organization and it takes just a few minutes and won’t cost anything if you have an old grater that you can use. Note that this one works best for hanging earrings.

The first evidence you’re going to have that this homemade jewelry cleaner worked will be all the stuff floating around in your vinegar/tea tree oil liquid. The last time I put my jewelry in this mixture I didn’t think it was too dirty, and it didn’t exactly need cleaning. Within just a few minutes, though, there was so much stuff floating around in the water that I was appalled.
A necklace holder can be as simple as a wooden board with some knobs on it. Actually that’s a pretty good description of the project showcased on asmithofalltrades. As you can probably anticipate, you don’t need many things if you want to make something similar. So go find yourself a board, stain it or paint it, drill two holes in two of its corners so you can hang it and screw in a few knobs. You can mix and match them however you want.
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