Wednesday, May 15

DIY jewellery: how to make easy retro rings!

making rings is so incredibly easy and quick! it's also pretty darn fun so I decided to dust off my craft box and show you a favourite DIY of mine.

usually when I make  rings I use old buttons or coins but I saw these novelty phone & cereal miniatures in my local craft shop I decided to give them a whirl (I love anything a bit kitsch!)
you really only need three things to make these; rings blanks, glue and a centerpiece!
to start with I removed the string cord from the phone and glued the receiver to the body (I used my glue gun but you can use craft glue like E6000 which is perfect for this project)
simply dab glue on the flat ring blank disc and hold the phone into place until secure! that's it.. you're all done hurrah!
I used the same process for the cereal boxes.. voila my rice crispie accessories are good to go!
ring blanks:  available on eBay here
glue: sold here
miniature telephone here and cereal here!

this is such a quick project and they make great novelty gifts (if you can bear to part with them!) if you want to source some other fun miniatures yourselves try checking out dolls house supplies as these are the perfect dimensions for rings!

I hope you try them. tweet me your pictures if you do I'd love to see them!

back soon

caroline x






28 comments:

  1. This is just too cute! Well done! x

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  2. These look so good :) Going to order song ring blanks x

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    1. yay do it! theres so much you can try with them :) xx

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  3. I really want to try this now!! Thanks so much for sharing, I love a good DIY :)

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  4. Ooh! What a great idea! I've been getting into making rings lately so I'll definitely give this a go!

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  5. These are so cute! Making rings is always so fun, as you can attach anything to them! That phone is adorable! xxx


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    1. I was so pleased when I found it- just the perfect size too- phew :) xx

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  6. Oh my goodness - how cuuute! I need rings like these in my life. Thanks for sharing such a fun and easy DIY project. xx

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    1. ah yay glad you enjoyed it! happy crafting :) xx

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  7. These are SO adorable! I love the cereal box :) xx

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    1. it's great- there was a ritz crackers too haha :) xx

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  8. They're so cute! What a great idea! xx

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  9. Ah these are so cute! Love the red phone! DIY posts like this are the best ones.

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    1. hurrah! I did a few other DIY's at the weekend so I'll put them up soon :) xx

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  10. They're the cutest little things! x
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  11. I love this so much! I may have to make these soon!

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  12. This is awesome! Your nail polish is is making my heart song, what pray tell, are you wearing? It's gorgeous!

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  13. Do you think using clear nail polish on the phone/cereal boxes/etc would be a good way of preserving the ring? I'm sure the cereal boxes would eventually rip, tear, or crumble. If not clear nail polish, what would you suggest? Awesome idea by the way! Aces!



















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  14. overdo it. A good rule of thumb is to take one accessory off before you leave the house because we all have a tendency to overindulge in the jewelry department.

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