Ring Holder Tutorial

 I needed a cute new way to display rings for all the upcoming shows and fairs, 
so I decided to finally make ring holders out of heels like the 
one I saw in Ruche:

I just LOVE the nautical stripes, but I couldn't find any white (or blue) heels at the DI, so I decided to go a little fancier. 

I forked over a whopping $4 for these heels. 


 After cleaning/disinfecting (...ya never know!) them, I painted the bottoms red like 
beloved Christian Louboutin shoes! 
{acrylic paint worked great}

I decided to do each shoe different, since I wouldn't be wearing them ever anyways.
For the first one, I cut up a bunch of little circles, rounded the edges, and hot glued them on. Then I glued a rhinestone button on for some bling!

 For the next shoe I was feeling a little lazy, so I just took the left over black material and glued it here and there... I ended up LOVING the look- I would totally rock these shoes. 

 But I need these shoes to really grab people's attention, so I added a little sparkle...

I thought I had foam (for the inserts) but I couldn't find it tonight, so I just grabbed some scrap fabric and pillow stuffing. 
There is probably a much nicer, more professional way to do this- but oh well.
1. Cut a rectangle out of scrap fabric
2. Hot glue long ends together
3. Stuff it full of stuffing...
4. And hot glue the ends
5. Then I just glued them into the shoe...

And I'm sure you guys can find way cuter shoes to do this with- our DI didn't have a great selection this week...

Ruche's version: $18.99 (excluding s&h)

My version: $4! 

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  1. Oh my goodness! This is brilliant! I'll have to do something similar to this ASAP. I'm visiting from Tip Junkie.

  2. Cool idea! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  3. I love this Idea!!! and jewelry holders can be so expensive! what a stylish way to display! thanks for the tutorial!
    I make jewelry too:

  4. That's an adorable way to display jewelry!

  5. I love this idea!! I can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for linking it up to Try it Tuesday! I am featuring this today! I have new buttons that actually work, so make sure to grab them if you like!
    Have a happy Monday!

  6. That's awesome!!! Love this idea!!!!

  7. WOW you are so creative! Way to make it your own! Ps I'm your newest follower!

  8. I love this idea!!! Sooooo cute!
    I have some old shoes that I KNOW I will be doing this to. :D

  9. very nice, you gave me also, an idea what to do with my old plastic boots... a place for umbrellas... thank u.

  10. this is such a great idea! found your blog through pinterest :)

  11. Wow Good idea. How you get this idea. It's a craft shoes.

  12. Cute idea, but this would cost me more than $4 since I don't have any of the materials on hand other than the heels.

  13. I've seen these in the stores before but never thought of making my own - how fun! tfs

  14. I was just looking at this and thinking, you know what would be perfect for this? Those little pink foam curlers that you can get at the dollar store! I bet they would squish right in there and look nice and neat and snug!
    Really cool idea! Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Awesome idea to use curlers!!!