17 April 2012

Jewelry Tray

It's all about jewelry storage and display all this week on blah to TADA!

If you're a ring collector like me, this nifty tray is a wonderful way to keep track of your baubles. Will you believe me if I tell you, it's made of tissue paper rolls?

Yep, it's another tissue transformation made up of an empty box and rolls. Here's how it's made:

With a pair of scissors, trim the tissue box {about half of its original height size}. Nestle the cardboard rolls inside the box. You'll be able to fit 6 rolls in a standard-sized box. By gently squeezing each roll, the circumference can become smaller. They should fit snugly and not attempt to pop out of the box.

The tissue rolls form the ridges of the jewelry tray.

We'll need these tools to make the tray presentable: sheets of felt {in the same or in contrasting colors}, scissors, a glue gun and glue sticks.

Remove the cardboard rolls from the box. Wrap the box in felt {fabric or paper are your other options} and secure it to the box with hot glue.

Now, it's time to secure the cardboard rolls to the box and wrap them in fabric: 

  • Cut a strip of felt {Width: same as box's/Length: at least 2x the length of the box -- two or three strips of felt may be hot glued together to form a long strip}
  • Using hot glue, attach one edge of the felt strip to the inside of the box.
  • Closest to where the felt is attached, glue one cardboard roll to the bottom of the box. Drape the felt over the roll. At the point where the felt touches the bottom of the box, add some hot glue to keep the felt in place. 
  • Add another cardboard roll and glue this at the bottom of the box. The felt strip is sandwiched between the covered cardboard roll and the newly added cardboard roll. Drape the felt over the roll and add some hot glue where the felt touches the bottom of the box. 
  • Repeat this process until all cardboard rolls are covered and snugly attached.
  • Tuck the end of the felt strip between the final cardboard roll and the inside of the box. Finish with hot glue. 

Use a ruler to aid in aligning and gluing the felt in between cardboard rolls.

TADA! A jewelry tray made of humble materials.

Use it display you products at a craft fair.

Or keep it in a drawer for your personal use.

It's not exclusive for rings -- earrings and 
bangles can hang-out here as well.

Also, experiment with paper towel rolls to make a larger tray. Hope you liked our project today!

8 comments:

  1. such a great idea, Claire! :)

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  2. Very happy you like it Rosita! Thanks :)

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  3. so clever and such an easy tray to make. I love it!

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  4. Thanks for your sweet comment Rita! :)

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  5. Oh, quelle bonne idée de récup ! Et les explications sont très claires.
    Merci de cette idéé, sans doute très vite adoptée !
    Isac

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  6. Merci, merci My Dear Anonymous! :)

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  7. Oh Claire, there's that tissue box again..love it:) Nobody would guess what you recycled!

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  8. You are the kindest Betty! I should make a t-shirt that says, "I heart tissue" -- the rolls and boxes are getting so much mileage. :)

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