- Dec 27, 2011
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For my birthday, one of my best friends gave me a box she painted.
The picture really doesn't do it justice. It's a dark forest green with the yellow, red and black designs. It's not a very large box, approximately 4.5" long x 3" wide x 2" tall. It's such a cute box and I knew that I wanted it to hold my ring collection. Except it was getting frustrating constantly digging around in it/dumping everything out in order to find the ring I wanted to wear that day. So I decided to be a bit more organized about the whole affair. All it took was some hot glue and some polyester batting.
I measured the inside of the box and cut two strips of batting. I didn't really pay attention to how long since I then rolled each side towards the middle using a slim pen to make it as tight as possible. Once I got them finished, I placed a dab of hot glue to keep them from unraveling.. Once I had the two pieces rolled up, I put them inside the box, adjusting as needed until they fit nice and snug. I contemplated hot gluing them to the box but they fit so snug, I didn't think it was necessary and just in case, I want to use the box for something else in the future.
I played with a variety of different fabrics to dress it up a bit but truth be told, I liked the stark white. I think it helps show off the rings versus having them competing with the background. I may change it later but for now, I am happy with this set up.
Yay! No more rummaging for rings!