Conquer Clutter with 44 DIY Jewelry Organizers and Displays You Can Make Yourself

Display your jewelry with these DIY jewelry organizers and storage ideas you can make yourself. #DIY #jewelry #jewelrystorage #organization

As fun as jewelry is to collect and wear, it can be tricky to figure out how to store all your pieces. If you're not careful, it can too easily turn into clutter. Home organization stores would love to convince you to run out and spend tons of money on jewelry organizers and storage. But if you're willing to get a bit crafty, you can easily make your own DIY jewelry organizer or holder to store your jewelry in style.                Continue Reading

Here’s How to Start Your Gallery Wall Today, Even if Your Art Collection Isn’t Complete

Rustic Eclectic Gallery Wall

I don't know about you, but I swoon over a good, curated art gallery wall. My Pinterest boards are filled with gallery walls created by designers and really talented stylists/bloggers, and these inspire me to display my own pieces. But what do you do when you only have one or two vintage pieces in your collection? Unless you're a designer or stylist who makes a living out of finding treasures, it can take a while to curate a collection of art you love. Continue Reading

How To: Make A Magnetic Knife Display

diy magnetic knife display
Photo: via e-how

I’m all for maximizing vertical storage in the kitchen, and this DIY magnetic knife display is not only practical, it’s pretty. Win win!      


diy magnetic knife display
photo: via e-how

I never really thought about how simple it is to make, but this step-by-step tutorial with photos has given me the little confidence boost to break out the saw and make my own! Check out the full tutorial over on E-How!      

DIY Magnetic Knife Display by [Mary & Tim for e-how]

10 Alternative (and Cheap) Ways to Hang Photos and Art

10 alternative ways to hang art, without using frames.

Frames are expensive. Especially if you're buying a lot of them. But there are so many great alternative ways to display artwork and photographs. Here are ten of my favorite affordable ideas.  


Use boards and binder clips to hang artwork on the wall.

1. Create a gallery wall of clipboards to hang paintings or photos. These are particularly convenient because you can easily swap out the artwork. [Photo: DIY On The Cheap]

2. Sandwich your artwork between two pieces of glass or acrylic and secure with binder clips. Continue Reading

Make It: An Easy DIY Photo Display Ledge

created at: 10/17/2012

I made something similar to this during my photo school days, but it used foamcore and double stick tape and was not nearly as cool (or sturdy). That said, I LOVE this idea for a simple and creative way to display photos, prints, and art — for cheap!     

created at: 10/17/2012

The main ingredient here is plastic cap molding, which you can get at just about any hardware store. Once you get your hands on some of that, check out Photojojo for the full supply list and instructions! Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own Picture Frames for $5 a Pop!

created at: 09/20/2011

I love art, lovelovelove it.  If I could cover all my walls and even the back of my eyelids in art, I would.  Instead, I have an ever-growing stack of prints and drawings that aren't seeing the light of day.  Why??  Because framing those bad boys is EXPENSIVE.  So, when I spotted this simple DIY framing solution that brings the price to around $5 a piece, I kid you not, I could hear my stack of art rejoicing.   Continue Reading

How To: Make Scandinavian-Inspired Hanging Photo Frames!

created at: 08/05/2011

We’ve featured a few Scandinavian-inspired DIY projects here in the past (remember this gorgeous coat stand?  Or this rag rug-inspired light?), but this may be the simplest and most universally appealing of them all (no Scandinavian cabin required).  

This hanging photo frame project is the creation of brilliant blogger and DIYer Annaleena Karlsson as part of her ongoing series with Emmas Designblogg.  I love how the asymmetrical frames work together to create an unexpected (and truly unique) display.   Continue Reading

Picture Rail Shoe Rack

created at: 08/04/2011

Make those expensive shoes pull double-duty by turning them into art with picture rail shoe racks. Carrie Bradshaw would adore this, no?? Martha gives us all the details, but a how-to really isn’t necessary. Picture-rail molding (cut to size and primed) spaced about a foot apart and attached with finish nails, spackle, touch-up, etc, and you’ve got it. For more info, head on over to Martha.

Tutorials: Christmas Card Displays

Wire Tree Christmas Card Holder

Holiday cards piling up? Here are some cute and clever ways to display them, tutorials included! First up is a  bent wire Christmas tree idea from BHG.


Mique’s Christmas card frame up is made of, among other things, a big frame, ribbon, rick-rack and clothespins.

And speaking of clothespins, I still love the tutorial I did several years back using clothespins and a wooden embroidery hoop. (Looks better than the picture, promise.)

Another from BHG, but in this case there’s some altering that’s going on, of course.  Continue Reading

DIY a Modern Branch Display Shelf

created at: 11/21/2010

Fun fact: I’ve got something of an obsession with branches.  I don’t know why, maybe it’s their graphic quality, but I love them.  (Love them enough to paint them all over one of my walls, even!)  So, when I spotted this DIY branch shelf, let’s just say I sorta lost it (in a good way).  

If you have a small wall you’re looking to add a little oomph to, this display shelf is your ticket to Oomphville.  Continue Reading