Try It Tuesday

Sadly, today’s Try it Tuesday is not edible. It is however, ADORABLE. So that makes up for it, right? Right?

I saw today’s Try It on Pinterest (duh):

Ooh la la!

Ooh la la!

Apparently, all you need is some felt and a cute frame and you’ve got a sassy little ring holder for your accessories! I have rings that don’t fit in my jewelry box, so I thought I’d give this a try.

Like I said, all you need is some felt and a picture frame. I went to Hobby Lobby and got these (with my 40% off coupon–holla!):

You can't go wrong with pink and black!

You can’t go wrong with pink and black!

 

First, I took the frame apart, removing the cardboard backing and glass:

This frame actually had a BIG magnet on the back. I may save the magnet for another Try It!

This frame actually had a BIG magnet on the back. I may save the magnet for another Try It!

 

After that, I measured my felt. I knew it needed to be a little bit bigger than the frame opening, but not by much. Then, I cut four strips of felt:

I originally thought I'd use the strip on the left, but it was actually too wide.

I originally thought I’d use the strip on the left, but it was actually too wide.

 

Next, I rolled the four pieces of felt as tightly as I could (kind of like cigars) and then glued down the ends. After that, I glued them all together:

They see me rollin'...

They see me rollin’…

 

When the rolls were glued, I squeezed hot glue onto the back of the frame, just along the edges of the frame opening:

Word of caution: don't get over-zealous with the hot glue and then burn your fingers.

Word of caution: don’t get over-zealous with the hot glue and then burn your fingers.

 

Then I glued the small piece of cardboard that acts as a spacer in the frame to the back of the rolled felt, just to reinforce it a little. When that was done, so was I!

Here’s the finished product:

Sassy, right?

Sassy, right?

 

I think this is an EXCELLENT idea! Especially if you’re doing a gift exchange where you have to bring a homemade gift. If I do it again, I think I’ll try to roll the felt just a teensy but tighter. My nails are so long now that it was tough for me to roll the felt too tight. It just helps hold the rings in place a bit better.

What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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