How to Make Your Own Jewellery Display Board

Not too long ago I shared with you all how I make my own accessories, and how it’s one of my favourite things to do (which it is!). The only problem with making so many accessories is that I didn’t know where to keep them all! For a while I just kept them inside a tin that once had chocolates in it, but eventually it got so full the lid wouldn’t go on it…

Eventually, I knew something had to change. I searched all my regular go-to stores for a cute jewellery board that would go with my decor AND fit my ever-growing amount of jewellery, but couldn’t find anything I liked – so I decided to just make my own!

Whilst this project is super easy and probably doesn’t even need it’s own tutorial, I still wanted to share it with you as I had a lot of fun planning the design. Plus, when I realised how just cheap this project was to make – and how easy it was to find the items required for it – I knew I had to share it on here in case any of you have been wanting your own jewellery board that you can customise to suit personal design preferences! ☺️

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♡ Large photo frame (I used this one)
♡ White acrylic paint
♡ Paint roller and tray
♡ Old newspapers
♡ Cute push pins (I got two 50 packs of heart pins from Daiso)
♡ Your jewellery collection!


1. Open up the back of your photo frame and remove the background sheet and plastic cover, so that you’re just left with the wooden board.

2. Lay your wooden board down on some newspapers.

3. Squeeze a good amount of your acrylic paint into your tray, and start applying your first coat of paint. This was the first time I used a paint roller, and I was honestly a little nervous, but it’s super easy to pick up and leaves zero brush strokes – yay!

4. Once your first coat of paint is dry, apply a second. Repeat this step as many times as needed. Mine took about three coats.

5. Leave your board to dry overnight to be safe, then place it back into the frame – white side facing out – and latch it in.

6. Now for the step that caused me the most pain and took the most time: adding the pins! Because the board is so flat and there’s nothing protecting the back, I had to slowly twist each individual pin in so that it DIDN’T go all the way through, but was still far enough in that it could withstand the weight of a pair of earrings.

Alternatively, you could just push the pins further in and staple a protective board or sheet to the back of this board, but that’s up to you.

7. Twist in your first pin to the top, left corner of your board, and hang a pair of earrings on it; this will give you a general idea of how far apart the pins should be, if your earrings are all relatively the same size.

I ended up making mine 6cm apart horizontally, and 10cm apart vertically. At the bottom, I had slightly more room between the last row of pins the bottom of the board, so that’s where I hung my larger earrings.

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8. Once you have carefully added in your pins (which took me three days because my hands kept getting sore 😅), carefully hang up your earrings and you’re done!

As simple as this project is, I am still SO in love with the result 🙊 You can easily tweak the design to suit your needs, too! If you want a smaller board – or one that’s long and skinny, rather than short and wide – they’re super easy to find since it’s just a photo frame. 

You can change up the base colour to suit your own home decor, and search for other cute push pins that you like better. The possibilities are endless! The only problem with my jewellery board is… it’s basically full already 😂 I’ve made a few more accessories since taking these photos, and now there’s less than 10 empty pins left. Whoops! I just love making things 💕

Until next time,
Indya xx

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30 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Jewellery Display Board

  1. Oh my gosh I love this! The board is so creative and it showcases all those adorably creative jewelry pieces so well! I’ve been looking for a way to store/display my own jewelry. I’m going to have to give this a try!

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  2. I love how simple this is! My jewelry is currently in a bowl on my dresser — it’s terrible! I have to dig in it every morning to find matching earrings! I think this might be a great solution for me too!

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  3. I absolutely love the little heart pins you used! This has got to be the cutest jewelry display board I’ve ever seen. Bright and light and cheery – just like you!

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  4. I am amazed at how talented you are. From being an amazing baker to DIY Projects? You inspire me with every blog post! This tutorial is so simple and easy to follow, I will be crafting one of my own!

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