Smoke Rings: Cigar Box Ring Holder

Smoke Rings: Cigar Box Ring Holder

So, if my memory is correct, I’ve made a Bracelet Holder…a Necklace Rack…and a Brooch/Pin Holder so far. Obviously I needed to work on something for my rings, so here we go!

During a trip to West Palm Beach, we stopped in a nautical salvage shop. I picked up a bunch of fun odds and ends, including a cute cigar box. I’m not entirely sure what the pile of cigar boxes had to do with old ship parts, but I was particularly drawn to the shape and size of this one.

Vintage cigar box to be repurposed into a ring holder display organizer by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready for repurposing!

I knew right away what I would use it for- a ring holder! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

And to make it, I only needed a few more supplies: quilt batting, fabric (in my case, a vintage bed sheet), basic sewing supplies, and the right glue.

How to make a DIY ring holder or display by upcycling a vintage wooden cigar box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Got my crafting stuffs ready!

First, I measured the interior of my cigar box- roughly 6” X 6”. I cut out a strip of batting (about 6¼” X 6½”), rolled it up, and pinned it in place. Then I quickly stitched it shut.

How to make a DIY ring holder or display by upcycling a vintage wooden cigar box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Fluffy roll!

I kept making one fluffy cigar after another until the box was pleasantly stuffed.

How to make a DIY ring holder or display by upcycling a vintage wooden cigar box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

They fit right in!

Then, I cut out squares from my bed sheet and rolled up my fluffy cigars like little burritos. Same as before, I first pinned the fabric in place and then stitched it shut.

DIY ring holder display with a repurposed / upcycled vintage cigar box and bed sheet fabric by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Time to make it pretty…

DIY ring holder display with a repurposed / upcycled vintage cigar box and bed sheet fabric by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Like this!

I placed them all in the cigar box, fluffed, puffed, and arranged them just so, and admired my handiwork!

DIY ring holder display with a repurposed / upcycled vintage cigar box and bed sheet fabric by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Perfection…it has such a “ring” to it!

That optional glue I was talking about? You could certainly hot glue your fabric cigars to the box, but mine were snug enough that I didn’t need to take that step.

Once my fabric cigars were in place, I added my rings! It all came together so quickly- gotta love that in a project! And it’s the perfect addition to my ever-growing collection of jewelry organizers.

DIY ring holder display with a repurposed / upcycled vintage cigar box and bed sheet fabric by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Isn’t that fantastic?

Craft on!

S

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PIN ME!DIY ring holder display with a repurposed / upcycled vintage cigar box and bed sheet fabric by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. Awesome! It looks fabulous. Great idea.

    Charlotte – My Green Nook

  2. This is a great project! Pinned! Thank you for sharing tutorial!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  3. mary scott says:

    This is adorable, & I have several old cigar boxes just sitting around. I also pinned this. Thanks

  4. I love the fabric you picked! This is super cute!

  5. This is so cute! I love cigar boxes, but I’ve never quite known what to do with them. I love the fabric you picked. Pinning!

  6. Great idea…this would be a cute idea for a display box for the craft fair.
    Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

  7. Cute idea! I think I would go without the glue just so it would be easier to clean when the time came. Love the simplicity of this project. 🙂 Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂 We hope to see you again next week!

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  8. So pretty! I love the femininity of the fabric and jewelry paired with a masculine cigar box. It’s really gorgeous.

  9. This is so cute and creative! Thanks for linking up with me!

  10. Jen @ Driftwood Gardens says:

    Oooooh I think I could do this! I have a slight “problem” with rings, and they are laying around all over my dresser and nightstand, by my kitchen and bathroom sinks, and even in my car. I think I just might have an old cigar box of my Dad’s laying around the house too. Thanks for the inspiration – pinning to revisit after I wrangle all my rings together.

  11. Great idea! I have a little empty box that I keep my rings in – all jumbled up. I’ll have to try this. Thank you for linking up at Merry Monday Linky. It’s always a pleasure to have you. 🙂 Julia (Oooh, and I like all of your rings)

  12. Sharon | Her Organized Chaos says:

    I really love this. It’s so simple but the character it adds is incredible! Pinning and sharing! Thanks for linking this up to Totally Terrific Tuesday last week. I can’t wait to see what you have this week! Party goes live tonight at 9pm CST!

    Sharon
    herorganizedchaos.com

  13. I have a couple of cigar boxes and I was never sure what to use them for. Now I know! Thanks for the cute idea! I am visiting today from Friday Favorites.

  14. nikkifrankhamilton says:

    This is awesome! I love rings and yours are so cool, different, fun, love it! I gotta see if we have a cigar box hanging out around here somewhere, this is a project waiting to happen!!!

  15. Jann Olson says:

    I love the transformation too Sadie! I have such fat knuckles that I don’t wear rings anymore, but love how cute this is! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  16. I have some old cigar boxes too. I am so doing this!! Thanks for the awesome idea!

  17. I’ve always loved cigar box purses. Another great use — storage with personality!

    Debra

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks, Debra!

    • I purchased a wonderful cigar box with the idea to make a purse! Alas, the box is somewhere – and when I find where I put it, will reconsider the ring box. Great idea … and if the rolls are removable (not glued) then a ring that slips through can be easily retrieved. Hmm, a few flat bangle bracelets might be stored under the rolls, too.

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