About Momma Rake

Hi! I am Marissa Rehkopf. I am married to the love of my life and we have two super active, amazing little girls, Emmerson 3, and Taitum, 2. I believe in making the most out life and appreciating every second of the ride, enjoying the good and learning from the not so good. I created this blog to document our journey and to share a few ideas, recipes, and thoughts along the way.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

DIY Cocktail Ring

We had a completely insane weekend. They type of weekend where you are going from one event straight to the next. Way too crazy. Buuuuuuut, I did find the time to make this adorable cocktail ring I wore to a benefit yesterday. I am in LOVE with it. 

Please excuse the old lady hands. I take after my mother in that aspect I am afraid. (Sorry Momma, but it's true!)

So do you wanna make one? You should because it is SO easy!!!

I found this tutorial over at the The Crafting Chicks. (Love them!)  Here is what I did:

What You'll Need:
Hot Glue
1 pack of rick rack (Should make about 3 rosettes)
Ring Blanks

I used jumbo rick rack, although I think medium would have been better. (Terrible pic, sorry!)

Cut two strips of rick rack. I cut mine into about 12 inches long strips, but its up to you and how big you want your flower. Wind the two strips together. I put a little hot glue at the top just to make sure they didn't unwind.

When your two strands are wound together, wind the entire strand up like a sleeping bag (does that make any sense???). Dab a little hot glue it every now an then so it doesn't unroll on you and stays nice and tight.

When you are done, hot glue the last piece so the rosette is nice and tight. It should look like this. 

I bought these super cute ring blanks at Michael's. I think they were $3.99 for 6.

Glue the rosette on the ring blank. Then, you have to "open" the petals to make it look like a flower. Just bend each little petal back. You will probably have to keep doing this from time to time.

And viola, a super cute cocktail ring made in about 5 minutes!!

And here are a couple of super cute shots from our weekend:

{How ADORABLE is this photo? This is my sweet nephew Dane who turned three this weekend! He had an adorable Batman themed birthday party on Saturday. Emme and Dane are BEST friends. It is ridiculously cute.}

{"Thank you for the matching cup cakes Auntie Britani! I LOVED them, obvo. Love, Little T" Hehe..}

{She also loved the croutons off of the salad...}

{The cousins are at it again!}

{I couldn't con my girls into taking a pic with Momma but Dane was ok with it! How cute is he?!?!?}

{You can find Em doing this a lot throughout the day. She likes her food! ;) }


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Adrianne said...

I love this!! And I'm always in the mood for a quick project. I'll have to be on the lookout for ring blanks suitable for sensitive skin, which runs in my family... since this is such a sweet gift-able!!

Momma Rake said...

It would make a great gift! I have already made a few extra! :) I know etsy has some super cute nickel free filigree ring blanks. XO!

Ka!tlyn said...

You NEED to make me one!!! Can you!?! I know this is morbid, but I would like black! Can you make me a tan one too? Ok, so I want 2, one black one tan. Bring them to me next week if you can!!! LOVE YOU!

Momma Rake said...

Ummm... Duh! How about I buy you a hot glue gun and bring you all of the supplies you will need and you can make a bunch for the girls in your community?? I will buy a ton of colors of rick rack and ring blanks!

Nicole@MissMommy said...

Can we be BFF's?
You have the most beautiful nails!. I'm jealous!

Ka!tlyn said...

LOVE IT! Great idea! Agh! Thanks sister! Can't wait to see you in 9 days!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

This is adorable! I love the way it came out and the pictures of the kids are soo cute too! I am visiting from The Girl Creative and I am a new follower! Hope you have a great day and I look forward to seeing you around soon!

Michelle said...

I love, love, love this ring. It's totally something I could make for my teen daughter. She'll love it. Thanks for the idea!


Momma Rake said...

Ha! You are so sweet Nicole! But they are not my real nails! I bite my nails down to the nub! :)

Momma Rake said...

Thanks Michelle and Michelle! Look forward to seeing you ladies around as well! Xo!

Tammy said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Awesome! I love this...think I might have to give it a try very SOON!!~ Pinning it to Pinterest!~
~Lisa @ Organized Chaos

Andi said...

Love, love, love! I'm so going to make these, my girls will love them! Thanks so much for the idea!

Mel said...

Hmmm. Ok, so I love this ring, BUT....I gave it a go this afternoon and I guess I don't understand the "roll it up like a sleeping bag." because mine came out flat. Doesn't look like a tight little ball at all. :\

Kristin Fouts said...

I just made two last night, one black and one white. I used the medium size rick-rack and it turned out cute but the petals don't seem to lay as neatly as yours with the jumbo version. What happens if you only use one layer of rick-rack, instead of weaving them? I'm planning to make a few more this weekend!

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