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Ring Storage-Make it before Buy it-Sweater Surgery Style

My personal manifesto:
When I need something, I think first, can I make it instead of just going out and buying it?

Here is an example.

I have been acquiring quite a few rings lately and they are not stored in an organized way. My first thought is- go out and buy a ring storage box. But then I stop myself and say, "can I make it?" and yes I can!

I look around all my saved treasures, the things I fall in love with and keep with the thought, "I can use that for something." Well that day has come baby!

I have tons of cigar boxes, both cardboard and wood. I can't help myself I am nuts for boxes.
And I have tons of wool felted sweaters, but you already know that!

So here is what I did:



  • How to make a ring storage unit. Ring Storage - Step 1
    Step 1

    I went to the stashes and pulled out one pretty blue and gold cigar box and a coordinating blue wool felted sweater. This one was pretty thick so it worked well. I think if you were using a thinner sweater you could fuse two layers together to thicken them.

  • How to make a ring storage unit. Ring Storage - Step 2
    Step 2

    I then cut pieces of the sweater the width of the inside of the box.

  • How to make a ring storage unit. Ring Storage - Step 3
    Step 3

    I accordion folded each section at about one inch and hot glued the folds on the underside and ends.

  • How to make a ring storage unit. Ring Storage - Step 4
    Step 4

    Ta-da! One ring display box. An added feature of this little creation is that it is a bit of "covert ops". Who would ever think of looking for jewelry in a cigar box? Certainly not as obvious a choice a standard jewelry box for su

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LaAlex · Venaria, Piedmont, IT · 7 projects
wow! It's exactly what I needed! Thank you!!!
Trees T.
Trees T. · 1 project
I used felt for this project and like flyspanish I didn't glue the felt neither just put enough in box to make it sturdy, thanks for tutorial
Ni-chan<3 · 4 projects
Thank you for posting this.
I really need this.
Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
I swear I saw a version of this that had to do with a high heel shoe.. low and behold I cannot find it anywhere so I will have to try and make myself one! When I do I will have to post it! I need something to store my rings even if I end up doing just a box...
flyspanish · 4 projects
Thank you for this idea! I was looking for a way to organize my rings, and I didn't think about using fabric. I did the "lazy version "of this (I just folded the fabric and didn't stick it), and it's just what I need.
Essex Debs
Essex Debs · Bellevue, Washington, US · 32 projects
Newbie swap request I'm making one :0)
PienderZ · Delft, Zuid-Holland, NL · 15 projects
I love this ringstoragebox! I thought about how to make a box for rings I was going to sell. I have a little clothing/accessoire line. this is the best idea ever!
Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
I need to make one of these for my body jewelry!
Blaza1141 · 2 projects
Great idea!
mypinkrainbow · North Olmsted, Ohio, US
you are fabulous
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