Organizing Accessories (A Tutorial)

Making Accessory Organizers via


Boo’s hair accessories and jewelery were stored in a huge jumbled mess until recently:


Pre-organized mess via


I took some thrift and discount store finds and used spray paint to create more organized storage! Boo picked the colors (I would have opted a more subtle color palette haha):


Thrift store pieces made into accessory organizers via


Here’s the beat up 99 cent mug holder I bought from the thrift store:


A 99 cent mug holder = accessory holder via


I spray painted the base white for the underneath color:


Spraypainted mug holder = accessory holder via

I used my Silhouette machine to cut “Sienna” out of shelf vinyl:


Stenciled mug holder = accessory holder via

Next I spray painted the entire holder purple (over the stencil):


Spraypaint over stencils = accessory holder via

Spraypaint over stencils = accessory holder via

After the purple layer dried I carefully peeled off the vinyl letters:


Peel off stickers = accessory holder via

The painted and personalized mug holder is perfect for necklaces, bracelets and headbands:


How to make personalized organizers using stickers via



I’m always scouring discount stores clearance sections (Marshall’s, TJ Maxx) for cool items that I can redo. I found this 6 dollar shell holder in the clearance section that I thought would be a great accessory holder since it already had all the compartments built in:


Reuse shell holder for accessories via

I masked off the glass area and sprayed a base of white on the front just like I did for the mug holder:


Mask off glass for accessories via

I did the reverse stencil lettering the same way as the mug holder too using the Silhouette Machine only this one said “hair pretties”:


Peel off stickers = accessory holder via

A perfect container for separating out all those hair ribbons, clip and bands:


Accessories organized via

Now all of Boo’s hair and jewelry are organized and easy to find and put away!


How to make a jewelry and hair accessory organizer via

This post is part of the series:

The Getting Organized Series via



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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1

    Thank you so much for such an awesome and practical tutorial. I have a massive basket of hair stuff for my little girl and I can never find what I am looking for. This will work perfectly! Thrifting time to find the right pieces to rework! Thanks again!

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    Leigh Anne says:

    Adorbs! Amazing what spray paint can do!

  4. 4

    So cute and thrifty!

  5. 5

    I love this! and I didn’t know your boo was Sienna, my baby is Sienna too!

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    Kristina Churchill says:

    Great ideas, Ashley! Thank you so much!

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    Great idea thanks – now to find one of those containers! Hair clips and bands seem to multiply all on their own in our house!

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    That is a terrific use for one of those mug holders. I am so mad at myself for passing them by at value village.

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    Linda Lincks says:

    Yet another great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    What a genius idea!

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    Cecilia Villarroel says:

    Great! Just this weekend my daughter and I were fighting against this kind of mess… I guess you read our minds! Congrats :)

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    Great article, always need space to place those things i keep for my crafty projects, have been resorting to bali offering boxes lately, but thats just how i am, thanks for your idea xxx

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    Ahsamon says:

    love it! you are the only person other than my mom that calls hair accessories, “hair pretties” :)


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