Friday, March 20, 2009

How to make a jewelry display panel

Here's a cheap easy DIY for displaying jewelry that was inspired by Emily Ballard's house tour at Apartment Therapy. This is my favorite kind of DIY - easy and free. Plus, it recycles product packaging.


Small flat cardboard boxes or squares of styrofoam. (I used two packaging inserts from a laptop box.)

Scrap fabric or two scarves

Push pins

Scrap posterboard


Office stapler

Spray adhesive (optional)

Paper cutter (optional)

Cut the fabric a few inches wider than your boxes.

Staple the fabric on the back beginning in the middle of each side, pulling the fabric tight across the front of the box.

Working from the center of each side, staple toward each corner, pulling the fabric tight and toward the corner.

Fold the corners and staple them.

Tidy up the back with a piece of posterboard attached with spray adhesive or a set of push pins.

To hang the display panel, the cardboard can be shoved directly onto a nail, or you can make a hanger on the back with two push pins and a rubber band. Or you can make an easel.

Cut a square piece of posterboard and then cut the square across the diagonal.

Fold each half into half and attach with push pins.

For more tilt, cut the bottom edge at a sharper angle.

Use more push pins to display your jewelry.


  1. I love it! I like the simplicity and the pop of blue is a great touch. Nice job on the instructions as well...I might try this this weekend.

  2. Kierstin BridgerMarch 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Clever and thrify!! Love it!

  3. Bromeliad HunterApril 9, 2009 at 6:37 PM

    You are very clever. I used to do something very similar when i was selling jewelery at the markets.

  4. vintage pendantsDecember 6, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Nice and simple and I like the color. Amazing stand, I will try to do some of them for my jewelry too. I have many items, but all they right now in the boxes and no one can see it. Thanks for the post.

  5. lovely idea!

    Laura from Italy

  6. :o

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  8. Rachat de creditMay 31, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Thank you it was a very good support, now to make a jewelry display panel< is without a doubt easy with the help of your guidance. Kudos

  9. Mutuelle santeJuly 4, 2011 at 2:59 AM

    Thanks a ton it has been a great support, now to make a jewelry display panel is definitely simple by using your information. Thanks

  10. Great blog, keep up the good work!

  11. Interesting article, quite informative really and great ideas!

    There is company called Ovadia Corporation that specializes in similar jewelry displays.