Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tutorial/How I Turned a Dollar Store Find to a Ring Display Case


I am pretty excited about this project I was just about share with you, because, I only spent $1 to buy the wood frame at the dollar store about year ago or so, and rest of the material was I already had at home and leftovers from other projects!


Even though you don't have exactly the same frame, no worries. You simply need to increase or decrease the number of "fabric spring roll" :) you put in.

1. One dollar frame... this is the before picture that I simply spray painted it to prep for the project and set a side.


2. To make the "fabric spring roll"( just don't know the proper name for it)to slide the rings in, cut 4"x 4" squares out of linen and slightly less than 2"w X 9"L batting. In this case I cut out 27 pieces each, but this will change depends on the wood frame you have.


3. Fold the batting few times to make it look like the one in the picture and sew the end.


4. Place the folded batting onto the 4"x 4" fabric diagnally, than stard wrapping it like making a spring roll. Use pictures as a guide.


then, sew the end.


You need to make this how many ever you need, but this is like the perfect part to make it into take and go project in the zip lock bag.

5. Drizzle the glue from glue gun into the each square. Quickly put the fabric spring rolls into the square before the glue gets dry. Its best to work one square at the time.


6. Use butter knife to push in some ends that are sticking out.


You see the difference of before and after?



7. Now, it is time to enjoy.


Each rings are snugly in it's place...I LOVE it.



Just like I said in earlier, you don't have to have exact same frame to make a ring display case like this. You could even use glasses, baskets, boxes, cans, I mean the possibilities to make this unique are endless. Did I make you wanna look around your house a bit to see what you can find? :)

48 comments:

mamikelate said...

Brilliant!
TQ!

Artsy VaVa said...

How Clever!!! Fantastic idea!

ankita mittal said...

Oh Gosh!! I love love love it! thank u sooo much for the idea! I have a very sturdy cardboard box in lavender that might just do.
xoxo

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Now this is a brilliant idea!!

BeadsAndBarnacles said...

I really like this, I might have to have a go at doing it at some point.
Pippa xx

Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

That's incredible! It's so logical, but I never would have thought of it :)

AB said...

Genius! Your blog had made me to sew again :-)

Melissa said...

Great idea! I have some ring holders but they are just plain black and boring. I may have to use some fabric and make them pretty. :)

xoxo,
Melissa

Sarah said...

Wow, this is so neat and creative. I would have never thought to do something like this. ou did amazing!

- Sarah
agirlintransit.blogspot.com

jennifer said...

This is a fantastic idea, thanks for sharing!

MollyMJ said...

cool idea :)))

I love your nice blog and will read you now !

greetings from Moscow

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Shannon said...

I really like this, I may make it for my mom. She has a lot of rings. Thanks for sharing :O)

The Mommy said...

Sachiko, you are so clever! I always love to read your blog to see what you will come up with next... :)

Roxy said...

That is a great idea! I'm gonna do the same thing.

Here's what I did with my dollar tree display case

http://pinterest.com/pin/251709066643446761/

MJ said...

This is fantastic! Well done :)

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Cool! I posted a link on the dollar store crafts fb page: https://www.facebook.com/dollarstorecrafts

Love it!

Epesse said...

Love it! You're brilliant. Thanks for sharing. Maybe I try with a tuna can...

velosewer said...

Neat gift idea.

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

This is really cute and sooo clever!! Thanks for sharing!

linda-neff.com said...

luv it!

Pine Needles said...

How clever are you!?!?!?! That is so fabulous, I never would have seen a ring display when looking at the empty box!

Hobbyaholic (April) said...

Awesome, I see a trip to the $1 spot this week.
Dollar Store Crafts, shared your link.

Beth J said...

Wow! This makes so much sense and I am so doing this. Thanks for the idea!!

quiltingjewel39 said...

Absolutely too cute and the price is so right!! Thanks for sharing.

gracepuretruth said...

I have a box I'm thinking about at home right now! Thanks a bunch!!

ginger @ literally inspired said...

I want to kiss you right now and since we have never met I am sending over a virtual hug because I don't want to come across trampy. I make and sell jewelry and I am going into my second season of fairs and markets and this is PERFECT for displaying my rings! I already purchased a bunch of the boxes from the dollar store because well, they were a dollar. And now they have purpose!

MUAH! Love it!

Ginger
www.literallyinspired.com

raima said...

Rings are so unique and the way so displayed it really attarctive

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MysticMandy said...

What a great idea! I will have to try this.

Asiek =} said...

Fantastyczny kurs! =D

Pozdrawiam cieplutko =}
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Jill Elaine said...

Very well done:) I like it!

Jill Elaine said...

Very well done:) I like it!

Salomé said...

Love it!:)

Salomé said...

Love it!:)

Tabitha said...

I love this! I made one inspired by yours and blogged about it here: http://happycakecrafts.blogspot.com/2012/05/from-cutlery-box-to-ring-box.html
And, of course, I linked to your post. :-)

Lori Allred said...

What a lovely and very creative idea!!

L´Antoxana said...

Me parece una idea genial

artspiffy said...

Hi Sachiko - I found your tutorial via Pinterest and it's just what I needed. Here's a link to my blog if you'd like to see the outcome: http://artspiffy.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/diy-ring-display/

Thank you so much!
Christina Steward

Sandra said...

I love your idea! It is wonderful and a lovely present.

Best wishes, Sandra

www.crazyquilting.blogspot.com

raj kumar said...

I read this blog carefully and really I like it.Thank you for sharing the fantastic idea.
Rings

Julie said...

Fantastic idea!

gunjan khanna said...

This is the awesome Idea for making the ring case. This can be easily build and you taught well. Now the gold and diamond ring designs can be remains in shape and care. Thanks for the post.

Shambavi said...

grt idea !! my mind is buzzing with what I can do including make these for displaying earrings so am not hunting pairs while rushing to work. its not just great idea its brilliant.

Tina Wray said...

Very cute idea, I'm going to try this

metsukii said...

I'm currently making one from a box, and adding separators, and using it for stud earrings.

Thanks for sharing :)

Thiago daLuz said...

That's pretty genius! And it's totally unique among retail display cases you might find. Think it's an idea you could market? Could be a lot of money in it.

Pearl Blay said...

I really liked the vertical approach! Makes sense!

gelfling50 said...

Thank u so very much for this tutorial. I love it and can't wait to make several, as I do make rings also....I also joined your blog....I am also a blogger so if you feel like it take a look. I have a blogger blog the name of my blog is
Fiddledeedee Jewelry by Jacqueline..Once again ty for your kind generosity...bye for now

Object of Maya*ffection said...

This is GENIUS!!! Thank you for the tutorial - totally doing!!!

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