How to Make Your Own Jewelry Display Cards

How to Make Your Own Jewelry Display Cards

Affordable Earring, Necklace & Hair Bow Card Ideas

The branding and displaying of your jewelry and other accessories are essential if you want your products to stand out from the competition. Since your branding paints the overall mood of your company and is the first impression you’ll make with your target audience, professional and clean jewelry display cards are vital to maximizing the impact of your brand. To help you out, we’ve put together some simple, inexpensive ways you can create your own display cards for earrings, necklaces, enamel pins, hair bows and more.

For products that are historically considered luxuries, such as jewelry and accessories, cohesive and smartly designed display cards will heighten the effect of your product. Not only that, but they can also serve as a useful space to add important details such as contact info and social handles, taking the place of traditional business cards.

We used Avery WePrint custom printed cards and labels for these projects. Our superior print and paper quality make the perfect backing cards. Plus, when you use the free design software, you can pick a beautiful professional design as a jumping-off point, upload your own art or design a card entirely within the software. This is a simple, cost-effective way for a small business to create the perfect display cards to elevate their brand.

See how easy it is below to create display cards for your specific type of jewelry or accessories. And don’t forget to check out our most current designs that you can easily personalize to make your own custom jewelry cards and earring cards.

Enamel Pin & Earring Cards

Make your own earring cards or custom jewelry cards using Avery products and free templates
We used WePrint professionally printed postcards to create the branded earring card above. If you want to print your earring cards yourself try Avery printable postcards.

We recommend using a 1/16th-gauge hole punch for displaying your earrings & enamel pins. A sharp pushpin will also work but don’t use the jewelry to poke the holes as it might damage your product.

Place your earrings or pins on your finished display card and lightly mark with a pencil where to punch your holes. Make sure to consider the highest point of the earring or pin backings to ensure they will lay where desired. You don’t want your jewelry to cover your branding or other important information.

After you make your punches and add your products where desired, attach the clutch to the pin or earring backing as you usually would.

Hair Bow & Barrette Cards

See how easy it is to make your own hair bow or barrette display cards using Avery WePrint
For a polished, professional look, our hair bow display cards were made using WePrint custom postcards. If you want to print the cards yourself try Avery printable postcards.

Depending on your hair bow’s clip (we used a single-pronged alligator clip) a 1/8th-gauge hole punch is usually sufficient.

Making your hair bow display cards is as easy as punching your hole where you want your bow or bows to lay on your backing card. Keep in mind that you should punch the hole where it will fit closer to the base of the clip for a more secure hold.

Ring Cards

Make your own display cards for rings and other jewelry using these steps.
We used WePrint professionally printed business cards to create these ring holders. If you want to print them yourself try our printable business cards.

One of the more challenging cuts to make are those intended for holding rings on display cards. Choose a hole punch gauge that will fit the width of your ring without being too loose or creating tension that can dent your card. Unintentional dents or creasing to the card stock can compromise the hold on the ring. Our designers used a 3/32nd-gauge hole punch for the example above.

Punch two holes in the approximate width of your ring. To do this, we recommend creating the hole punches slightly closer than the max-width of your ring. This will allow the ring to hang slightly forward on the display card and minimize the risk of creating punches that are too far apart. Try practicing on a few blank cards to get a precise measurement before using your custom display cards.

Once you’ve made your punches, we recommend using an X-Acto® blade or sharp box cutter to cut a single line connecting the two punches. Next, you simply slip your ring into your cuts and you are done.

For added security, adhere your ring to the back of the card with strong tape. Or use a custom logo sticker made with removable film or paper labels. It’s a great place to add some extra branding or information as well.

Necklace Cards

Make your own necklace display cards using these simple tips and Avery WePrint custom cards.
For these beautiful necklace display cards, we used WePrint custom postcards. If you want to print the cards yourself try Avery printable postcards.

Using a similar method as our ring grips, choose a punch gauge that will fit the width of your necklace. You don’t want it to be too loose or too tight and create tension that can dent the display card. The goal is a snug fit that will hold the necklace in the desired location. Our designers used a 3/32-gauge punch for these samples.

For necklaces, we created the punches on either edge of the cards. Be careful to not get too close to the edge. Approximately a quarter of an inch should suffice. Once your punches are in place, use an X-Acto® blade or box cutter to cut a slit from the hole to the edge of your card. This is where you slide your necklace chain into the card.

After your chain is on the display card, it’s best to wrap up any extra length and secure it on the back with tape. If you want to add an especially luxe finish, order some custom labels that match your branding. You can apply the same design you use on your necklace display cards right from your Avery account.

Make sure and check out our awesome design gallery to find all of the featured templates above and more. If you want some tips on branding your cards, check out How to Make a Logo for Your Business.

If you have any questions or any special tips of your own, let us know in the comments below.


  • Allison at 10:19 am

    Do you all have anything for badge reel display cards? Also what the the display card material called like what thickness is the cardstock or is it some other type of card?

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      Melanie Neff at 12:05 pm

      Hi Allison,
      We offer a variety of name badges and tags that you can print yourself or have us print for you. If you’re looking for a permanent badge, check out our partner company PC Nametag. They offer every type of name badge, tag and accessories you need. Hope this helps!

  • JoJo at 1:19 pm

    These are amazing tips. I’m especially excited to try the necklace card! I’ve tried boxed necklace cards and none have really worked for my products. It would be fantastic to customize the size to fit my displays.

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      Melanie Neff at 2:08 pm

      Thanks! We’re glad you found the article helpful. Let us know how it works out!

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