DIY Arrow Necklace Holder



I have become quite the necklace and jewelry detangling aficionado over the years as my jewelry is constantly getting knotted together. The worst part? I have destroyed and lost a number of my most delicate necklaces from trying to do so. So, I went to Pinterest to find some inspiration on how to fix my jewelry dilemma. I wanted something stylish, yet inexpensive. I stumbled upon this amazing DIY arrow jewelry holder and this woman’s wonderful blog! I am going to show you how I recreated this chic jewelry holder to solve my dire jewelry-holding needs!

What You Need:


  • 7/8″ wood dowel (mine was 7/8″ by 36″ from Joann Fabrics)
  • 1/32″ thick birch plywood (thin enough to cut through with scissors)
  • Gold metallic rub/paint (I used this)
  • Paint brush
  • Hack saw or razor saw
  • Self-leveling hangers
  • Brass cup hooks (look like this & available at any hardware/craft store)
  • Wood glue (you may not need this but I did at the end)


What to Do:

  1. Trace and cut an arrow and arrow end shape on your plywood. I used scissors to cut these out once I got my desired shapes/sizes.drawingarrow
  2. I’m going to be honest here: I used a razor saw for this step, but seriously, use a hack saw if you have one or can readily find one. With your hack saw or razor saw start sawing grooves into each end of your wooden dowel. I couldn’t get the right thickness with the razor saw, so it took a bit longer for me and after some cursing and hair pulling, I got the results I wanted (my razor saw was only $10, so it was worth it in that sense). *Note: Make sure that you have both grooves going the same direction!
  3. Now onto the cup hooks – you will need to space out the placement and mark them! I placed mine about 3 inches apart, as Sasha from Lemonade Makin’ Mama did.
  4. Before putting your cup hooks in, you want to turn your dowel on the other side and place your self-leveling hangers. I did not heed Sasha’s warning about this and did mine after I painted and everything. UGH! Such a pain in my…. backside! (You may want to paint where your self-leveling hangers are going so as not to leave that paint-less).
  5. I thought I wouldn’t need to drill holes, but I used a tiny drill bit (with my handy husband helper) and started the holes and then twisted the hooks in.drill
  6. Paint! Get out that paint and get it going all over! *Tip: Try and keep the brush strokes in the same direction for uniformity.paintsupplies
  7. After you let your paint dry, it is time to fit in the arrow head and arrow end. I needed some wood glue for this step so that they stayed in firmly.
  8. gluingPlace your nails in the wall where you’d like this to go and you’re ready to hang!


I hope this gives some of you inspiration to step up your jewelry game like it did for me! I had a lot of fun cursing at my handy-lady skills and detangling my necklaces (not). Whoever thought it was a good idea to give a major clutz a razor saw and have-at-it must have had one too many. But, this was a pretty simple project and I love the way mine turned out! If you try this out, let me know; I would love to see how everyone’s turn out! Happy creating! 😉


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