DIY Christmas Gift || Watch & Ring Holder || The Frugal Fit Girl

My guy is majorly into watches and has 2 giant class rings so, last year for Christmas, I wanted to get him something that could store both.  I looked around Etsy for a while but didn’t see anything that fit my budget so, I decided to make this watch and ring holder.   I choose a dark wood frame and a microfiber suede fabric to create a very masculine “cigar room” look but you can absolutely customize this to fit you’re guy’s individual style.

This entire project only cost me $15! Shopping with coupons at Jo-Ann Fabric and Michael’s is what really saved me money on this DIY. I used a 50% off coupon on the fabric, a 50% off coupon on the Spray Adhesive and a 40% off coupon on the Frame.  Finding online coupons is super easy; in fact, both stores mentioned have them on their websites and let you scan the coupon from your phone!

Ok, let’s get started….

Materials Needed:

  • 1/3rd yard fabric
  • 5”x7” frame
  • Spray adhesive
  • E600 Glue (or another strong super glue)
  • Cabinet Knob
  • Cabinet Door Cup Pull (if your guy wears a large ring, like a class ring, make sure to keep that in mind when choosing a door pull, otherwise, any pull should work.)
  • 1/8thick plywood (you can find this at your local craft store)

Tools Needed:

  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Sand paper
  • Jigsaw or hand saw (or have a friend cut the wood to size for you

Estimated Project Time: 30 minutes


Step 1: Take the back off of the picture frame and remove the glass.

Step 2: Cut a piece of the plywood to the exact dimensions of the glass.  Use sandpaper to sand the sides a little just so you don’t have splinters poking through once you add the fabric. After you cut the plywood to size, it’s a good idea to put it back in the picture frame just to double check that it fits right.

DIY Christmas Present

Step 3: Cut your fabric so that you have about 3” of fabric hanging on each end of the plywood.

Step 3: Spray one side of the plywood with spray adhesive.  Wait 1-2 minutes until the adhesive dries to tacky.  Then, lay the fabric on top of the plywood making sure to smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles.

Step 4: Flip the ply wood over and spray the other side. This side with be the back so it doesn’t have to be pretty, just make sure that the fabric is glued down flat enough that it doesn’t bunch.

DIY Christmas Present Frame

Step 5: Now that you’ve finished wrapping your plywood in fabric, it’s time to add the knob and door pull.  Start by putting the plywood back into the frame.  Next, take your knob and door pull and eye ball where you want them to go.  Here’s where you can use your measuring tape to make sure they’re centered…or close enough to center.  

DIY Christmas Present Watch Holder

Step 6: Almost there…next, use your E600 Glue to glue down the knob first and then the door pull.  Once you’re sure on you have them positioned correctly, press them down firmly and allow to dry for at least 24hrs before using.

DIY Christmas Gift Ring Holder

All done! I hope you enjoyed this project. If you have any questions about it, feel free to contact me at I’d love to see how you put your own spin on this!

Bio: Tasha Whitmore is the Health and Well Being Director for an area Nonprofit in Tucson, AZ. She runs the blog: The Frugal Fit Girl which teaches those working to get out of debt ways to continue to live Healthy, Balance, Fabulous lives! Check out her blog at

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