Bracelet Display Using a Paint Roller

by Jenny H.

A fuzzy paint roller and some nice fabric is all it takes for a quick bracelet display.

I needed something to display my bracelets and like the idea of putting them on a rounded surface. I read about making your own displays out of paper towel rolls but I didn’t have any empties just yet, so I grabbed the next cylindrical item I saw: unused paint roller covers!

Yes, those furry things that you paint walls with! If you have any lying around in your garage and can “borrow” them for an upcoming craft fair, just cut a piece of fabric 4″ longer and 4″ wider than the diameter of the roller, roll the fabric tightly around it and tuck in the sides. There you go, a bracelet holder that sits nicely on your display table!

Jenny H


bracelet display
by: Barbara

Smaaaaaaart! wow.

Love your work, too!

Wonderful – genius idea!
by: dkruchoski

I love your jewelry as well and what a great idea – I like the dark fabric you chose – makes the bracelets just dazzle. Thanks for sharing!

Love it!
by: Dianne Culbertson

Very creative!

Bracelet display
by: Linda

Great idea. Thanks

Paint Rollers
by: Anonymous

Great Idea! I have many paint rollers hanging around in the basement. It is inexpensive but looks “rich” because of the fabric. I sell vintage beads but love to design jewlery and show people what they can do with the beads I have.


Bracelet display/Paint roller
by: Designs by Love

You go girl, wonderful idea, thank-you!

by: MM

What a wonderful idea!

You Rock!
by: Veronica

Thank you, thank you, the is the best tip ever>

by: Agathe

Great original idea. That is what I will do for my bracelets. Wow!

great idea
by: Anonymous

This is a great idea! What is even better is that paint rollers come in several different thicknesses. You could size your roller for the length of your bracelets. The only thing I might add is to finish off the ends with a wad of matching or contrasting fabric shoved in each end. This would hold your fabric nice and taught and give a more finished appearance on the ends. Love it! I’ll be making these.

PVC pipe works, too
by: Michelle

I made a similar display for my watches using a scrap piece of PVC pipe we had in the garage and covering it in fabric as well. You can cut the pipe any length you want.

Great idea!
by: Anonymous

Love this idea! I have a lot of very heavy bracelets and was worried a paper towel tube wouldn’t hold up for very long – but this is great!

Love it!!!
by: JoJo

I bought some pink paint rollers to put my bracelets on and absoulty love this idea. Does anyone know a great display for stretch rings?

display for stretch rings
by: Barbara

Hi, Jo Jo,

I wonder if wooden dowels from the craft store or lumber yard would work. You could cut them down to 6″ or 8″, one end on an angle and then screw the angled ends in a row to a board base (to look sort of like a coat rack lying flat on the table). You wouldn’t want the dowels too long, or it will be difficult to get the ring off that the customer wants to try on.

Another possibility might be very short curtain rods (or use the wooden dowels the same way). I just bought extendible 18″ matte black curtain rods to hang all my stone strings from, which will then be hung from my display grid. The loaded rods will then go as is into a bin for transportation/storage and save me half an hour of individually putting up and taking down the strings every market day. Maybe a very short curtain rod would work for you. Mine is matte black, and if used as a ring display, the finials, when sitting on the table, would keep the rod part slightly raised so the stones in your rings wouldn’t become damaged as it’s picked up and handled and put back down again.


Paint roller
by: Cristallz

Awesome tip! I don’t have to spend a dime to do this. I even have the small paint rollers. Thanks!

I Love This…
by: Mermaid

Can’t wait to Create one …Thanks for the tip…

Use Pool Noodles
by: Anonymous

You can buy noodles in several diameters-you can cover with velvet sleeves, or, for summer-leave the cotton candy colors-one noodle makes several displays-cheap, too!

Pool noodles
by: Rena

Great idea for using swim noodles, Anonymous! Thanks for adding that idea here.

love this
by: Annie B


paint rolls
by: donnacdesigns

This is a great idea. Thanks

Great Idea !
by: Lee

What a great idea ! I am so going to use this …thanks a million.

Paint roller idea
by: Brenda

You are incredibly smart. And economical! Everyone has these laying around! Everyone is so creative and this is one of the most creative and cost effective ideas I have seen in a long time! Hats off to you!!!! Thanks for sharing.

by: liz

what fabulous ideas thank you so much

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