Fancy Paper Cocktail Ring
With just a tiny bit of product, you can make this big gem for your finger.
I really hope you will all to give this quick and easy project a try. I found that after I made one for myself, I couldn’t stop, so I made several more for my friends. It really is a lot of fun.
What You’ll Need:
- One 12” x 4” (approximately) piece of metallic paper (I used Hambly’s High Tea in mustard and sliver)
- One jeweled brad (the fancier, the better)
- A paper cutter or x-acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat
- A small hole punch (approximately 1/8” diameter)
- Clear, liquid glue
- Tiny clothespins
- 1” Craft Punch (a solid circle or any symmetrical design will work)
- A small vial or tube (the same diameter as the finger you’re making the ring for)
- Hot glue gun and glue stick
Begin by using your paper cutter or x-acto knife to cut several 1/4” x 12” strips from your 12” x 4” paper scrap. You’ll need 5 – 6 strips total.
Lay three of these strips pattern-side up. Place a small dot of clear glue near the end of two of these strips.
Stack the three strips neatly (the one without the glue dot on top) and clamp a small clothespin to the end of this stack while the glue dries.
After the glue has dried, remove the clothespin, and tightly wrap the joined strips of paper around the vial or tube.
Use your scissors to evenly trim the ends of the strips.
Put a small dot of glue on underside of each strip end, slide it off the vial and clamp on a clothespin at the glued point.
Run a thin line of glue around both outside edges of the ring and set aside to dry .
From your remaining paper strips, cut 4 small strips, each measuring 4 inches long. Take your small hole punch and punch 3 holes in each strip – one in the center, and one near each end.
With the patterned side up, run the prongs of the brad through the center holes of all four strips.
Folding one strip at a time, turn the ends under and run the prongs through the holes at the end of the strips.
When all the ends are folded under, you should have a small flower shape.
Punch a large circle with your craft punch. Punch a small hole in it’s center using your small paper punch. Run the brad prongs through the hole and spread open to prongs to attach the circle to the back of the flower.
Remove the clothespin from your band, and attach the flower using a hot glue gun.
Once the glue has cooled, put on a fancy dress, and try on your fancy new cocktail ring.