For anybody who loves jewelry – and especially those with large collections – a good jewelry cabinet to store it all in is indispensable. The problem is, however, that if you buy one from a store, it can cost a lot of money.
One obvious solution is to build your own, so to help anyone who wants to try, we’ve had a look online to see what other people have been doing – and as a result, here are our favorite 27 DIY jewelry cabinet plans you might like to have a go at replicating at home.
1. The Family Jewels: Building a Concealed Jewelry Cabinet – Old Town Home
If you have lots of valuable jewelry you want to keep safe, the best solution is to build a hidden jewelry cabinet. That way, even if the worst happens and somebody breaks into your house, if it’s properly concealed, there’s a good chance they won’t be able to locate it. Want to know how to do it? Then check out the ingenious idea in this post!
2. Wall Mirror Jewelry Storage
In this short but detailed video, this YouTuber shows you how to make a jewelry cabinet with a mirror front. That way, you have a convenient way to check how everything goes together while you’re getting ready and choosing which accessories to wear. Give it a look – it’s a great idea!
3. DIY Hidden Jewelry Cabinet – Anita Yokota
Here’s another plan to show you how to build a cabinet that will allow you to keep your jewelry safely hidden away where it can’t be found. Not many burglars would think to check behind all the pictures hanging on your walls in search of jewelry – and that means if they do break into your home, they’re likely to be walking away empty-handed.
4. Hanging Jewelry Cabinet
For those who prefer a more traditional jewelry cabinet, this video should be worth a watch. In it, this YouTuber demonstrates how to make a gorgeous cabinet from cherry wood and ambrosia maple. You’ll need some basic woodworking skills as well as access to the necessary tools, but if none of that poses a problem to you, this could be a fun project to tackle.
5. DIY Dollhouse Jewelry Cabinet – The Inspired Workshop
Here’s a super-cute idea for a jewelry cabinet – in the shape of a dollhouse! As this blogger writes, she saw something similar and fell in love with it but was unwilling to meet the $189 price tag. The obvious solution for any self-respecting DIYer would be to copy the design and make one just like it, which is exactly what she did. Check out her post to see how it went!
6. How to Build a Wall-Mounted Jewelry Armoire Cabinet
If you’re looking for the kind of woodworking project that will keep you busy for a while, this could be a great option – because it took this DIYer seven months to finish! However, he didn’t work on it every day. Rather, he just did a little bit whenever he had a spare moment. It’s an impressive piece of work though, so if you’re up for a challenge, why not have a go at making one yourself?
7. Reader Project: Built-In Jewelry Cabinet – The Family Handyman
The cabinet this blogger made could be the ideal solution for anyone with lots of jewelry but not much space to keep it in. It’s set four inches into the wall, giving you a whole lot of extra storage capacity without filling your room up with another piece of furniture that will make your room feel even smaller. Sound like something that might help you? Then give the post a read to see how he did it!
8. Curly Ash Jewelry Cabinet
This is a plan that should be of interest to any amateur woodworkers out there. In it, you get to see how these YouTubers made a high-quality wall-mounted cabinet from ash wood. We love the way it has lots of different compartments and storage options, making this a jewelry cabinet most people would love to own.
9. DIY Jewelry Cabinet – Ellen Noir
The storage cabinet this blogger shows us how to make is adorable as well as being highly practical for helping keep your jewelry organized. It has a mirror on one side to allow you to see what you’re wearing and earring storage on the other. Below, there’s also plenty of extra space to keep necklaces, bracelets and all your other jewelry items – and if you want to try making it, the post has all the details you’ll need.
10. Custom Jewelry Cabinet + Mirror
As these YouTubers explain in their intro, this isn’t so much a step-by-step tutorial as it is a vlog of the experience of building it. However, there’s nothing too complicated in the process, meaning most capable woodworkers should be able to copy the ideas without too much trouble – so if you’re looking for ideas to inspire you, this is another video that’s be worth checking out.
11. Repurposed Cupboard Door Jewelry Cabinet – Prodigal Pieces
Here’s a great idea we like a lot. In this post, this blogger demonstrates how she took some old cupboard doors and transformed them into an attractive and useful jewelry cabinet. When you can use salvaged items for DIY projects, it means you don’t need to worry about buying materials, allowing you to save money. And if that’s something you’re interested in learning about, this is the post for you.
12. DIY Luxurious Yet Affordable Jewelry Storage Cabinet
This is another plan that will appeal to people who like to save money whenever they can. In it, this YouTuber shows us how she made a luxurious glam jewelry cabinet from a set of shelves her neighbors threw out plus a few inexpensive supplies from a dollar store. We’re sure lots of people will love what she made, and if you’re one of them, it shouldn’t be hard to produce something similar yourself.
13. DIY Jewelry Organizer!! – Shanty 2 Chic
As you can probably guess from the name of this blog, the girls at Shanty 2 Chic specialize in creating beautiful original items from old stuff they have lying about the house – and it’s a concept we love. In this post, they show us how they made a gorgeous jewelry cabinet for very little money, and they’ve come up with the goods again!
14. Jewelry Armoire Cabinet
If you’re on a tight budget or don’t want to spend more than necessary on your DIY jewelry cabinet, this is a tutorial you’ll enjoy. In it, this enterprising YouTuber demonstrates how to make a stylish and attractive version from little more than some pieces of cardboard and a few other inexpensive supplies. It looks stunning when it’s done too – check it out and see what you think!
15. How To Build a Mirrored Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet – Interior Frugalista
If you prefer classic-style furniture, this plan for a jewelry cabinet is one you should enjoy. It’s a large wooden version with a full-length mirror on the front that gives you somewhere to try on and test out your various jewelry items when you’re getting ready to go out. If you like the design, the post includes a list of everything you’ll need plus a clear step-by-step guide for making it, so you can easily replicate this idea at home.
16. Easy-Build Jewelry Cabinet
For those who don’t mind paying a little money for lumber, this is a tutorial that will teach you how to turn a few relatively inexpensive pieces of wood into a highly professional jewelry cabinet. It looks like a fun woodworking project to attempt, and it’s the kind of thing that will allow beginners to learn some new skills and level up their woodworking abilities. Give it a watch and see if it’s the kind of thing you’d like to attempt.
17. Jewelry Cabinet – Her Tool Belt
The blogger who made this cabinet suggests that it would make a great gift for your mother if you don’t know what else to get her. It has plenty of storage space for all her jewelry, including sections that open out on each side. She’s sure to appreciate the effort that went into making it, so give it a go and see how it turns out!
18. DIY Mirror Jewelry Storage
This is a simple and easy-to-make jewelry storage cabinet based on cardboard and sheets of cork. However, just because it’s not complicated or expensive, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look highly professional. This is a design that impressed us a lot – give the video a watch to see what we mean!
19. The Ultimate DIY Rustic Jewelry Cabinet – Attractive with Lots of Storage
Anyone who likes furniture with a more rustic look will adore this gorgeous jewelry cabinet. It won’t just give you somewhere convenient to store your jewelry collection – it will also add a striking decorative element to your room. It’s not difficult to make either, so if you like it, you can easily produce something similar yourself.
20. How to Make a DIY Jewelry Cabinet
In this video, this YouTuber proudly shows off the jewelry cabinet he built for his wife’s birthday. We love the way it has so much storage capacity – so we’re guessing she must have quite an extensive collection of accessories – and if you want to build one yourself, you’ll find all the details you need in the video.
21. Inset Jewelry Cabinet – Infarrantly Creative
In-the-wall jewelry cabinets are the perfect way to save space in your room, and this tutorial teaches you how to make one. Some people might be a little afraid of ripping a chunk out of their wall, but if you can get past that, this is a smart way to create a convenient place to store your jewelry without cluttering up your room with yet another piece of bulky furniture.
22. DIY Jewelry Cabinet Making at Home
This cute jewelry cabinet is the kind of thing you can make with any scrap wood you can salvage. Beyond that, all you’ll need are some inexpensive supplies like the paint, hinges and door handles, allowing you to recreate this idea at home for next to nothing. It’s also the kind of project that’s easy enough for anyone, so even rookie DIYers will be able to manage it.
23. DIY Jewelry Cabinet (Recessed in the Wall and Hidden!) – Joyful Derivatives
Jewelry cabinets hidden in recesses in the wall are obviously a popular idea because there are quite a few plans for making them – and here’s one more. This blogger talks of the need to hide her jewelry clutter away for aesthetic reasons rather than to stop it getting stolen – and if that’s something you can relate to, this is a plan that could help.
24. Making a Jewelry Cabinet at Home from Zaini Art and Craft
The jewelry cabinet this YouTuber shows us how to make could hardly be simpler or less expensive. The main materials she uses are some old pieces of polystyrene and some red paper. Admittedly, this cabinet is very “DIY” – but if you want somewhere to keep your jewelry and don’t want to spend any money, it could be an option worth considering.
25. Kreg Tool – Hidden Jewelry Cabinet
This cabinet-building project is rated as “easy”, meaning even DIY beginners can attempt it. You’ll find a detailed list of the materials you’ll need along with explanations and drawings for each step. The finished cabinet looks like the kind of thing you can buy from a furniture store too, so you’re sure to impress your friends when you tell them you made it yourself!
26. Handcrafting a Wall-Mounted Jewelry Box
In this video, this YouTuber shows us how he built a pine wall-mounted jewelry cabinet for his daughter’s birthday. He’s a skilled woodworker, so this is the kind of tutorial most people will be able to learn a thing or two from – give it a watch and see what tips and tricks you can pick up.
27. How to Make a Jewelry Cabinet from a Window – Deb and Danelle
We’ve already said that we love DIY that repurposes old scrap, and here’s another great example. In this post, these bloggers show us how they made a jewelry cabinet from an old window. It looks amazing, and we’re sure plenty of people will be keen to copy their idea!
Loads of great ideas to help you get inspired
As you can see, there’s no shortage of plans online to give you a few ideas about the kind of thing you can build and get you inspired to have a go yourself.
We’ve enjoyed collecting these plans for you, so we hope you’ve enjoyed watching and reading them too. And above all, we hope we’ve helped you find the plan you needed to start building a DIY jewelry cabinet of your own.