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November 05, 2013

How to Make a Ring Holder

It seems like every time I go to a craft show, I pick up more jewelry (my accessory drawer is starting to get a bit messy;) In particular, I don't have a good method for  storing my rings and stud earrings in my drawer so it just ends up getting messy and I forget I have them when it comes time to accessorize. There are lots of options if you have the room to use a jewelry tree on top of a dresser but I needed something to display them flat, so I decided to get creative and figure out a way to house these pieces in my shallow drawer.

This would also be a great project for those of you who sell jewelry at craft shows and wanted a creative way to show off your rings or studs.

Check out the steps to create your own :)

MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Foam (about 1" in thickness)
  • Frame 
  • Fabric (not too thick)
  • Glue
  • Xacto Knife
  • Ruler
  • Marker

STEP 1 

Cut your foam to the size of the frame opening. You can take the back off your frame, put it down on your foam and trace the opening with a marker, directly onto your foam.

STEP 2

Figure out how many lines you can fit and mark them using a ruler and marker. If you have larger cocktail rings, make the lines 1" to 1-1/2" apart. If you're using the holder for smaller rings or studs, you can do them a bit closer together.

STEP 3

Use your Xacto knife to cut along the lines, cutting about 3/4 of the way through the foam.

STEP 4 

Be sure your fabric is ironed and lay it flat, right side down. Open the foam along the first score line and put a line of glue along it. If you want a little more time to play with getting the fabric in there properly, use a fabric glue. If you're impatient like me ;) use a hot glue gun on a low setting.

STEP 5

Keeping the foam open along the crease, press it flat against the back of your fabric, so that the glue comes into contact with it. Let the foam close, flip it over and use your fingers to make sure the fabric is pressed right down into the crease. Continue this along the rest of the score lines.

STEP 6

Wrap the excess fabric around the sides and glue to the back of the foam.

STEP 7

Put the backing in the frame, put some glue on the back of the foam and press it into the frame opening and onto the frame backing.

I also created another jewelry holder using a larger frame, for the inside of my drawer. I left the top half for watches. We would love to see your creation of a ring holder!

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