DIY jewelry storage for the traveling fashionista



We’re all familiar with this travel sob story: you’ve spent one wonderful week on vacation, looking fabulous in the trendiest of accessories. But by the time you get home and unpack, you realize your fave statement necklace and go-to dangly earrings are in a tangled mess. No matter how hard you try, there’s no way you’ll be able to save them. If you’re looking to avoid this travel horror story, take a trip to your local craft store and pick up the supplies for this travel DIY. This jewelry roll stores your favorite necklaces, bracelets, and rings so you don’t have to worry that they’ll tangle, break, or disappear.


What you'll need: 

  • Thick fabric (we suggest thick cotton or canvas)
  • Twine or thin ribbon
  • ½” to ¾” thick ribbon 
  • Hot glue gun
  • Stick backed Velcro
  • Jewelry

What you’ll do:

Step 1: Cut out a 2’ x 1.5’ (with 2 extra inches on both sides for hem allowance) rectangle from the fabric. This will be the outside of the roll.

Step 2: Cut a second rectangle two inches smaller than the first rectangle. This will be the inside of the roll.


Step 3: With the non-printed sides of the fabric facing each other, place the inside rectangle on top of the outside rectangle. Hot glue the two short edges and one of the longer edges to each other. This open side will be where you glue the tie tabs.

Step 4: Cut twine or thin ribbon for the jewelry tie tabs. The length or amount of tabs is totally up to you but make sure they are long enough to be able to tie into a knot or bow to secure your jewelry. (Optional: burn the ends of your twine or ribbon to keep it from fraying)

Step 5: Glue these tabs to unhemmed side of the rectangular fabric, making sure the two ends of each tab face the interior of the rectangle. Leave room at the end for the ring holder. 

Step 6: For the ring holder, cut another piece of fabric a little shorter than the short sides of the rectangle with a 4” width. Roll it and glue to seal. 


Step 7: Attach the ring holder to the unhemmed side of the rectangle next to the tie tabs using hot glue. 

Step 8: Glue down the unhemmed side of the rectangle. 


Step 9: Cover the raw edge (made from gluing the outer rectangle to the inner rectangle) with the ½” to ¾” ribbon. Hot glue it into place.

Step 10: Glue a small square of Velcro to the unattached end of the ring holder and attach the other side of Velcro to the roll fabric. This way, you can store rings on the holder without them slipping off.

Step 11: Tie your necklaces and bracelets to the tie tabs and store your rings on the ring holder. Roll it up and secure with a piece of ribbon. For added security, hot glue this piece of ribbon to the outside of the roll. You can even use the roll for your bracelets and watches. Just slide them on!


How do you keep your jewlery organized when you travel? Share in the comments below!

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by Mallory Walker | 2/1/2016