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DIY (Recycling): Watch/ Bracelet Holder

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Hello All! 

This is my first time making an instructable, so I hope it is understandable and you guys like it! 

So, the idea came from the fact my boyfriend has quite a collection of watches and they didn't look that great just scattered around on some shelve! 

The process was really easy , non time consuming (only an hour) and cheap! And the outcome was fantastic- sturdy, nice and proportionate! Holds the watches perfectly. 

For this watch/ bracelet holder you will need:

1) Two cardboard tubes ( I got mine from used kitchen towel)
2) One empty toothpaste tube (the plastic kind) 
3) Good tape 
4) Old fabric or paper of your choice (this is to cover the tubes!) 
5) Old magazines or newspaper (for stuffing the insides of the cardboard tubes, makes them sturdy!) 
6) Scissors 
7) Sharpie
8) Needle and Thread if using cloth to cover up! (some sewing needed)

Enjoy making this! xo
 
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Step 1: Step 1: Stack tubes together!

For this step, all you need to do is: 

Tape both cardboard tubes together, place the bottom of the toothpaste tube on the joined cardboard tubes and using sharpie draw around (so you know how big a hole you need to cut out). 

Cut out the circle and insert the plastic toothpaste tube into the joined cardboard tubes. 

After you have done this, tape the whole thing together to achieve this: 


Step 2: Step 2: Stuff the insides!

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Now you want to stuff both sides of the cardboard tubes with either pages from old magazines or newspaper. 

Like this: 

Step 3: Step 3: tape the sides

Picture of Step 3: tape the sides
As easy as the title says! 

Step 4: Step 4: Cover

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This may be the longest step/ with a bit of difficulty if you are sewing the cover. If you choose to use paper, it may be easier!

Once you have it all covered it should look something like this: 

Step 5: Step 5: Place the items on it

Picture of Step 5: Place the items on it
Final step: Try it out!!!


JDTagish1 year ago
I just found this by accident, and read because I have a ton of watches. Just a suggestion - put the picture of your finished project with the watches on it as your first photo, rather than the cardboard tube and tape photo. It gives the misleading impression that the cardboard & tape step IS the finished product. I'd bet you'll get more views because it looks pretty nice covered with the black fabric and with the watches on it.

It looks quite nice, I don't think it would work for me, as I'm severely limited with tabletop or dresser top space to put it in, but if I had more "flat" space I'd sure consider it!
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