Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Make milk jug rings

Lookie lookie!  

Me:  Hey friend!  A couple of nights ago, I made these three rings out of milk jugs.

You:  No way!  Come on, now.  I don't believe you.

Me:  Oh yes.  Believe me, friend.  These crapty cool rings were inspired by La Factoria Plastica's cardboard play rings and Lana Red's shrinky dink rings.

You:  Oh yes.  I remember seeing those on your Pinterest Board.  Well dagum!  How did you make them?

Me:  Keep reading to find out!

  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife
  • Cereal box (Or sheet of paper)
  • Pen/ Pencil
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Milk jug
  • Cutting Mat
  • Tape
  • Optional:  Qtip and nail polish remover

1. Figure out your ring size.  Cut out a strip of cardboard (or paper) and wrap it around your fingers.  Now you know how big your finger is. Use tape to secure the ends of your paper ring.

2.  Now you'll create a flat ring template.  Trace your paper ring onto a piece of paper (or cardboard).  Then, trace a slightly larger circle around that your traced circle.  Cut out your flat ring.  Make sure it fits on your finger.

3.  Trace this ring template onto your milk jug piece using a Sharpie marker.  Then, add a decorative element on top of the ring.  (If you don't want to freehand this, you could also just draw the design out on paper first and then trace it onto the milk jug.)

4.  Cut out your ring using scissors and an exacto knife.  Place the ring on your finger and trim your edges to make sure that it's securely on and comfortable to wear.

5.  Optional:  By now your sharpie marker will probably have smudged off your plastic ring.  If it hasn't completely wiped off, use a Q-tip and nail polish remover to remove the rest of it. 

And that's it!  Enjoy your new crapty cool (and super flat) rings.