Thursday, March 27, 2014

DIY Ring Holder, Upcycled From A Drawer Knob

Look at my chic new ring holders!





A happy marriage of rubber chair tips from the hardware store:




And some mismatched drawer knobs from my collection of Stuff I Couldn't Bring Myself To Throw Away.




I bet you have a random drawer knob someplace.  (It's probably in a random drawer.)  Wanna make a ring holder?  Here's the DIY.

Make a loop on the end of some craft wire, 22 gauge or thicker. (Anything thinner is too floppy.)



Bend the loop at a 90 degree angle to create a faux headpin.




Poke a hole in a rubber chair tip and thread your faux headpin through the hole.  Add some beads.  Trim the extra wire to about 3/4 inch.
 




Finish with a swirly (a plain loop works, too). 


Now just pop the bead-embellished chair tip onto a flat-bottomed drawer knob.  Like so:


VOILA!  Ring holder!



Here's a cool variation to the basic look. Use the screw that came with the knob, plus a stack of rubber washers (or even a big bead) to add some height.





Now watch what happens when you add the top part:






It's got a pedestal!  Isn't that cute?  I like these pedestal ones a lot.



But really, the low profile ones are just as purty.




The metal or glass knobs add lots of weight to the base, making them sturdy enough to hold a whole stack of pretties!  Or your biggest crazy cocktail rings...



These would make a great gift for someone who wears lots of rings.  I've already given myself four: one for the bedside table, and one to put beside each sink in the house.




Thanks for checking out today's upcycle!  Hope some of you get inspired to try it.  See ya next time!



9 comments:

  1. They are just as purty as can be and so functional too...with our without the pedestal!!

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  2. You blow me away...every.single.time. Love these and especially love that you gave yourself 4 of them! LOL!

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  3. What a creative idea! These would be great too for creating little vignettes to decorate. Thanks for sharing---I'm in awe!

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  4. These are so exquisite. Beautiful, unique and super creative!!

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  5. Michelle,

    Have I ever told you, you should write a craft book? All your ideas would make such a fun book.

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  6. I totally love this idea! I will be making something similar for gifts for myself & others. Thanks a bunch!

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  7. Oooh I definitely need to make me some - I have loads of rings and my cat-tail ring holder just isn't big enough!!

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  8. I think I'll make a bunch of these for the ladies at the office. #adorable

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