Craft DIY – How to make a ring stand out of almost anything.

Not many of you will know this but I’m actually a jewellery maker. I used to make adorable little jewellery pieces and sold them online, offline, everywhere and anywhere. You know those cute little craft markets you love to visit? I’d be there selling my wares.

I’m pretty handy with my hands too. I see beauty in old things and I try to reuse things where possible. I hate waste, and I think repurposing is absolutely gorgeous anyways.

So today I thought I’d share an old favourite of mine: how to make a ring stand out of virtually any container.

Here’s a pretty terrible picture of my favourite ring stand that I made out of a cupcake stand. I’m quite proud of that little stand!

Curious? Then read on!

You will need:

1x item you’d like to make into a ring display.
(In this tutorial, it’s a baking tray, but anything with a bit of depth will work)

1x foam fill
You can buy bags of 4 pieces at spotlight. It will contain 2x thick, 2x thin pieces.
The thick pieces are better, but the thin ones work too.

1x piece of white felt (or any colour you want your display to be)
1x scissors
1x craft knife
1x double sided tape


Step 1: Cut the foam to size.

Optional step: If your container is deep like my baking tray, don’t waste the leftovers!
Use it to stuff the bottom so you don’t have a hollow base.

Step 2: Check that it fits, trim the sides.
(Sorry I was doing this in the kitchen..please don’t mind the messy kitchen table!)

Step 3: Line double sided tape all down the foam.

This is how it should look like after you are done. Remove the top layer of the tape.

Step 4: Stick the felt on the top. Careful to make sure it’s flat and not wrinkly!
Because my baking tray was longer than my felt pieces, I had to cut small strips to cover the edges.
Aren’t those lines ugly?

Step 5: Don’t like the lines? Decorate it to make it pretty then!
Lines? What lines?
Tuck the foam base back into the tray.

(Sorry no photo for this!)
Step 6: Pick up that craft knife and start cutting slits through the felt and the top of the foam.
Make sure that the slits are wide enough to hold your rings.Usually 2-3 cm is fine.

And there you have it!
Your very own ring display!

Here’s the one in the tutorial in action!

You can decorate it more if you like, however I wanted mine to be recognizable as a baking tray. Also I didn’t really want to harm the baking tray in any permanent form. I still want that tray for baking purposes!

So how was that? Easy, isn’t it? You can turn almost anything with a bit of depth into a ring display this way!

My cupcake stand was slightly harder as we had to make it round, and had to punch a hole through the middle for the handle. But the technique was exactly the same. So take a look around you, what can you use to make into a ring display?

I hope you found this tutorial useful. Hopefully I will be able to come back with future tutorials on how I keep everything around me pretty and beautiful!

8 Responses to "Craft DIY – How to make a ring stand out of almost anything."

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  1. imuin

    November 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Genius! :D I love how you decorated the tray~

  2. Jyz

    November 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Omg this is sooooo cute! :) You are so artistic! :)

    • Celeste

      November 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

      Aw, thanks Jyz! It’s been awhile since I did anything creative so I really do miss it!

  3. Mssparklearkle

    November 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Fantastic! I love these DIY posts!
    Mssparklearkle recently posted..Friday Follies – 11th Nov 2011

    • Celeste

      November 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

      Thanks miss! I miss doing them so I’m so glad I get to do DIY posts again.

  4. arsyparsy

    November 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Ahhh!! Amazing idea!!!!
    arsyparsy recently posted..NOTD: A mix of OPI shades

    • Celeste

      November 23, 2011 at 8:51 am

      Aw , thank you!


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