Upcycled Fruit Crate Jewelry Organizer

One thing I love the most about the organization is having everything handy, nothing hidden, nothing that makes it hard to remember that I have it. Recently, I posted an idea of how to keep hair clips Organized and handy and also another one to keep Earrings super handy. I love all that kind of organization items that can also be decorative =P. That’s why I made this cute Super Crafty Upcycled Fruit Crate Jewelry Organizer.

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DIY Super Crafty Upcycled Fruit Crate Jewelry Organizer

I saw many ideas on many blogs and on Pinterest about getting our stuff organized and ideas using crates. I saw this cute Jewelry hanger from A Time for Everything and also loved this fun Jewelry Holder from Sadie Seasongoods I got this idea that I could make a jewelry organizer with a crate, some hangers, lace, and small containers. The problem was that I didn’t have any kind of crate, wooden box, or anything like that to make it.

One day I was going for walking with Emma and I saw these strawberries crate over a pile of boxes and I thought, “this is just what I need!!!”. Of course, I took it home without a second thought LOL.

I just loved how it turned out. I fell in love with it!!! Hope you like it too. Here is how I made it. I found it easy to make but it takes its time, but don’t worry it’s not that much and you will have tons of fun!

frontal generall view of Upcycled Fruit Crate Jewelry Organizer

So, Want to learn how to make this super cute and crafty Jewelry Organizer? Then click and let’s GO!

Supplies you need:

  • A crate {wooden box or small drawer would work too}
  • Spray Paint white
  • Spray paint of your choice {2 different colors}
  • Ribbons
  • Lace
  • Some small plastic containers
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • White Glue or Mod Podge
  • Some small hangers {normal ones}
  • Some cups hangers
  • 2 Wall paints hangers
  • Hot glue gun
All the supplies needed to make the jewelry organizer

Preparing and painting the crate for the Jewelry Organizer

First of all clean well the crate and the containers and protect your painting space.

view of the fruit box on newspaper and cardboard ready to be painted

I spray-painted the crate in white first so it would be easier to cover with the pink color I chose.

view of the box of fruit on newspaper and cardboard already painted with a can of pink spray paint

Then I spray painted the containers on the outside, 2 green and 1 white. I waited about an hour between coats and applied 3 coats on the crate and the containers. Left it over night. These were used to hold rings, watches, and smal things that can not be hung!

image of two small plastic containers
image of a small container painted with green spray
view of three small painted plastic containers, two green and one white

Then I measured well the scrapbook paper to fit in the bottom of the crate and glued it with white glue a thinned with water {just enough to make it easier to spread or you could use Mod Podge}. I waited about an hour and applied some more glue on top of it to seal the paper.

top view of the fruit box and the materials to use to decorate and assemble
top view of applying Mod Podge onto the decorated paper inside the fruit crate base

I left it for a couple of hours to dry well (you don’t have to wait for that much, I’m just paranoid) and then started to apply the hangers.

The normal hangers were used in the inside of the crate close to the top. I tried to space them regularly. I used them to hang my bracelets.

top view of plastic hangers inside the fruit crate base

Also used on each side of the crate.

side view of the fruit box with a hanger

On the outside of the crate, where it would supposed to be the bottom of the organizer I applied the cup hangers. This is to hang the necklaces =D

view of the bottom side of the fruit box with various hangers placed

Here is a Tip: I used the double sided tape that comes in the hangers but I also reinforced it by adding some extra hot glue.

general view of person applying hot glue to a plastic hanger and the bottom wall of the fruit crate
close up of hot glue application on hanger

Then I glued the lace to both wooden crate corners and decorated the ends with cute ribbon bows. This supposed to hold earrings.

top view of a corner of the fruit box with a ribbon around it
top close up of a corner of the fruit box with a small bow on top

The next step was decorating the Jewelry Organizer it with the ribbons.

I used 2 different ribbons, light blue Organza, and white grosgrain. I put those ribbons around the border of the whole box and added a cute bow to the top.

top view of the ribbons that is placed around the fruit box
close view of the loop on the top of the box

The last step but not least was applying the wall hangers on the back of the crate. They come in different models and sizes, so just apply it using the directions. In this case, I just made sure they were aligned and at the same distance from the edges on both sides.

rear view of fruit box with pencil and wall hanger
rear view of fruit crate hand screwing a wall hanger
rear view of the fruit crate with the wall hangers already in place

And here you go, The super crafty Jewelry organizer is ready to be used!!!

frontal view of crafty Jewelry organizer is ready to be used

Look how this cute Upcycled Crate Jewelry Organizer looks, what do you think???

top view of crafty Jewelry organizer is ready to be used
close up of crafty Jewelry organizer corner
very close up of crafty Jewelry organizer 
close up of crafty Jewelry organizer hanger with jewelry
frontal view of crafty Jewelry organizer with jewelry
general view of crafty Jewelry organizer with jewelry
top side view of crafty Jewelry organizer with jewelry
bottom side view of crafty Jewelry organizer with jewelry

And look how my dresser looks now!!! I would love to know your thoughts!!!

genarla  view of crafty Jewelry organizer with jewelry  in room area
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How would you use a crate like this??? How do you keep your jewelry?

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Til' next time...

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  1. Hi Cami,
    This looks like a fun, great project. We all need room for the jewelry. Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea!
    Please come by and join me with my next project. How to turn plain frames into ornate frames..


    1. Thanks so much Cindy, It is a fun project indeed and having all our jewelry handy and organized is proceless LOL =D. Happy to have you visiting!

  2. Oh this looks great! What a great use for those little wooden boxes. Very pretty and functional. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  3. I absolutely love this! I love to organize & this is just adorable & my favorite color too :)
    I’m off to find the perfect crate for this project!

    Have a beautiful week!

    1. Thanks so much. I so love it too!… I need to get another crate of those. I moved countries and left mine behind but I’m so making another one just like that! =D. Glad you like it!

  4. I’m a big fan of creating fun, functional organization for jewelry and this works perfectly! Thanks so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- I hope you’ll come back with your latest makes next week!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  5. Very cute! I recently made a jewelry organizer too. I love reusing something you already have on hand!

    1. Thanks Alex! I feel the same, love upcycling and reusing stuff! with a bit of creativity we can create amazing stuff from jun, right???

      Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. What a creative way to display and store your gorgeous jewelry! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspired!! Pinned to our group pinboard for some extra luv! Heather

    1. Thanks so much Heather! I’m definitely happy to be able to SEE my jewelry LOL. I’m glad you like it!!!


  7. Very cute and oh so girly Camila! Love it!

    We’d like to invite you to link this at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party, live now through Tuesday evening, our readers would also enjoy your craftiness!

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  8. Lovely jewelry display!!! I keep meaning to make my own jewelry display. Right now my jewelry is all over the place and mostly hidden away in jewelry boxes. Thanks for the inspiration. I have pinned it!

  9. This is SO cute and girly! I love it!!! Like…Really love it! My mind is telling me, ” You need this, like, now!” haha. Pinning it! Thanks for sharing!

    I’d love it if you would share this at my “That’s My Style” Link party this Friday!


    1. Thanks so much Karla and I’m sorry I’m replying this so late, I’ll try to catch up soon!!!


    1. I love reusing things that are going to be thrown away. They always can become something useful!! Besides, we help a little bit the planet LOL!


    1. Thanks so much Kimber, I really seek organization. when I don’t have it that way I don’t use what I have LOL!