Tutorial: Springy Rings


  • 2 colors of coordinating fabric (or not. That’s just what I did.)
  • Ring with glue pad*
  • Beads for embellishing (I used some from a broken necklace)
  • Scissors
  • Needle & Thread
  • A lighter (for singeing the edges of your fabric)
  • Hot glue gun/craft glue/super glue/whatever kind of glue you happen to have

* I ordered a bunch of these little rings from an Etsy shop called The Perfect Bead. I haven’t spent much time looking around town in craft stores because I’m lazy and like to do most of my shopping online, from the comfort of my couch, while consuming some sort of ice cream… but I’m sure you can find them if you venture out into the world.


I chose two coordinating fabrics in peachy/pink shades. One was a more matte material while the other was more of an organza type (shimmery and see-through). You can really use whatever color or type of material you like, but I’d suggest it be pretty lightweight.

Cut 5 circles from the first fabric, varying from 1 inch in diameter down to about 3/4 inch. Cut 3 circles from the second fabric in the the same varying sizes. Being exact really doesn’t matter in this step, so don’t stress yourself out trying to make perfect circles.

Use your lighter to singe the edges of each circle. This makes the fabric curl up and look more like flower petals. (I explain how to do this in more detail here.)

Stack your “petals”, alternating between the two types of fabric, with the largest circles on the bottom and the smallest on the top.

Run your needle and thread through the center of the stack to secure. If you’re not comfortable with using a needle and thread, you can use small dabs of glue to hold the petals in place.

Stitch or glue beads, pearls, rhinestones, or anything else you have onto the center of your flower.

Glue the back of the flower to the little pad on the ring and you’re finished!

These little rings make great gifts for birthdays, bridesmaids, or even Mother’s Day. Have fun with it!

69 thoughts on “Tutorial: Springy Rings

  1. sooo cute! love it. you already have me addicted to making the felt roses u showed a bit ago.
    This is similar to these layered flower fabric thingies that I make sorta like something I got from anthropologie (my fav shop when i can afford it!).. except the singed edges. which i must admit i am a little intimidated to do.
    thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Rebecca – Yes you are!! Even though you took that dress back. :)

    Joanna – Oooh, I want to see these layered flowers you make! They sound adorable. And if you’re not comfortable with using a lighter, a candle works too. Not as scary. :)

    Anh – Thank you! I’m loving your Etsy shop right now… you’re mighty crafty yourself!

  3. The Prisster strikes again! Lush, love it! You shouldn’t give away your trade secrets – not that I’m compalaining as little lovelies doesn’t deliver to the UK so I’ll have to make do with making my own for now! xx

  4. Alice – lol, Prisster! I love it. And actually, Little Lovelies does ship to the UK now. :)

  5. I love these! And why oh why isn’t the yellow one in your shop? (because let’s face it, I’m just not crafty enough to make these myself and I’d much rather just buy it from you) :)

  6. Steph – The pictures didn’t turn out well and I ran out of light… I’ll just give you the yellow one, shoot. I owe you like, 3 hair clips by now anyway and I keep forgetting!

  7. the ring is so cute! And (seemingly) easy to make, will try it soon, I think my mom will love it, ha!

    Thank you for such a cute DIY post :D now I have something to do to fill my day (not like I don’t have anything to do, mine is just not as fun, haha…)

  8. I couldn’t wait to make one of these when I saw it. Then I tried it and failed. One important question I have is how do you prevent the edges from turning black from the fabric/material burning? Am I using the wrong fabric?

  9. Elle: I’m sorry it didn’t work out! Certain fabrics tend to burn and turn black more than others. I’d say you’re always safe with organza, you just have to be quick and not let the flame touch the edges for too long. I found the more matte fabric in the prom dress lining section. I’m totally not an expert on this, I’m sorry! I hope I answered your question though!

  10. i was clicking around websites to get inspiration and came across your website. LOVE these rings! so adorable and easy. =)

  11. NO WAY! This is one of the CUTEST DIY things I have seen in a long time. I can’t even stand it!!!!!! Now off I go to peruse the rest of your blog. :-)

  12. Hi Mrs. Priss!!! I was wondering if you could tell me what size ring blank I should get to create one of this rings. like 8mm, 10mm etc for the glue pad……I really want to make some of these for the ladies in my Wives Circle.

  13. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful blog, you have some very beautiful and useful tutorials. Hugs

  14. I can see a lovely bridal bouquet or table florals…with lots of curly green fabric, oh how wonderful these are!! I must try this! I’ll post a picture when I do!

  15. Hi, these are really cute…I make the bigger version and was really intimidated by the flame too…try a heat gun and hold the edges of the flower down…it curls just the same. It also won’t brown the edges of light colored fabrics.

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