Omg look a tutorial shock horror! One about storage no less 😛 See I am slowly catching up on everything, it’s just taking me a little while to do it. Next month I’ll even hopefully be back to posting every day ^_^

Anyway back down to it… a whole bunch of you have asked me about storage solutions and how to make mundane things look prettier. I’m slowly working through all the requests and today I’m going to show you how I store my rings and also my bobby pins. Hair flowers and pins that are stood up vertically (like this) are my absolute favorite kind because they are so versatile but they can be a little hard to store.

Today I’m making/decorating ring boxes!

Ring Box Tutorial

What you need:

  • Ring display boxes (I happened to find these for $1 each at a jewelery store which was closing down. You can easily make your own using a cardboard box and some foam. You just need to cut it to size and then slice lines to place the rings in)
  • Glue gun
  • Stanley knife/box cutter
  • Adhesive spray (optional)
  • Fabric to cover it all with

Ring Box Tutorial

Remove the piece of foam from inside your box.

Ring Box Tutorial

Cut a square of fabric big enough to cover the section of foam. We will work on this piece first. The fabric I used is stiff black chiffon with tiny diamantes all over it. I thought about using pink and green to represent a garden for my flower pins to grow in but decided that this would fit more with the look I’m trying to achieve in my bathroom.

Ring Box Tutorial

If you have adhesive spray use it to hold the the fabric flat on the front of the foam. This will make sure it’s all tight and possibly prevent fraying when we eventually cut it (depending on the type of fabric you have chosen).

Using your glue gun glue the fabric in place on the sides So the front section is nice and tight.

Ring Box Tutorial

Now let’s do the box. Cut a strip of fabric long enough to go around the outside of the box. It will need to be wide enough to cover the outside as well as wrapping around to the inside surface and the back.

Ring Box Tutorial

Use your glue gun to put a spot on each corner of the outside and wrap around the fabric. Fold the extra over onto the back of the box and glue it in place.

Ring Box Tutorial

You should have something like this:

Ring Box Tutorial

Fold the left over into the box and glue in place.

Ring Box Tutorial

Now take the covered piece of felt and glue it into the box.

Ring Box Tutorial

Take your stanley knife and cut through the fabric where the pre-cut lines in the foam are.

Ring Box Tutorial

This is mine looked like after I cut it… If you had used adhesive spray yours would look neater:

Ring Box Tutorial

Now it’s time to put in all your hair pins and rings in!

Ring Box Tutorial

Taadaa…

Ring Box Tutorial

I stacked by boxes in my bathroom so they took up less space while displaying everything really nicely.

Ring Box Tutorial

Hurrah new cute display boxes that let me see every thing and make it much easier to grab things quickly in the morning.

What do you think?