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« on: May 18, 2010 05:10:37 PM »

Finally got around to making myself a real ring display!!
Made with rolled thin layers of upholstery foam, vintage aubergine colored satin fabric and an empty chocolate tin. I used hot glue on the foam and to wrap the fabric.

Handy tips:

-Depending on the type of foam you're using you might have to actually make more than will seem to fit in the container to make them really snug. Placing the rings in the fold will create a space so the snugger the rolls the less the chance that you will see the bottom of the container.

-Test each roll in the container as you go along to make sure the size is constant and the fit is snug. You might have to trim them a bit once you wrap them with fabric but only trim a little at a time.

-Since hot glue on fabric doesn't come out it's a good idea to keep all the rest of the fabric away from the 'hot glue zone' until needed for wrapping the current foam roll. 

-You might want to sew the ends instead since using hot glue can be hazardous to your finger tips when trying to do little folds! Smiley

-Make sure you have more than enough fabric in case some get ruined by an errant blob of hot glue:)

-Some fabrics have a 'grain' so make sure every 'roll' is covered in fabric using the same grain every time, this is especially true with satin and velvets.

« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010 05:18:59 PM »

Cool!  Love it and love the rings too!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010 05:42:31 PM »

Nice job!  And thanks for the handy tips.   Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010 06:35:00 PM »

seriously, what a great idea! this rocks! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010 09:22:34 PM »

Such an AWESOME tutorial! I have some of those tins with see-through lids that could make awesome displays. I love the rings in your display

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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010 10:11:13 AM »

Brilliant. Thanks!

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010 02:45:45 PM »

thanks! My rings finally have a chic and cozy place to hang out (versus piled in a bowl)!

Also - the rolls aren't glued to the tin so I can still remove them and paint the tin. I was thinking of using a similar dark purple color on the inside to camouflage some of the unevenness on the 'foam/fabric sausage' ends Smiley
After that I might try to find a way of gluing the rolls to the bottom of the tin or gluing them to a thick cardboard or masonite board that would go in the bottom - I have visions of one roll popping out at someone during a craft show:). I'll post an update when I've found a solution...


« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010 10:27:28 AM »

Completely fantastic idea. Thanks for showing us how it's done!
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