After coveting jewelry dish after jewelry dish at Anthropologie, we took matters into our own hands. If you are anything like us—forever losing rings and earrings in the abyss of vanity drawers, purse pockets, and bedside table tops, this DIY project is a perfect solution for you. For less than $15, and using items that can be found at a local dollar store, we created our own DIY animal jewelry holder. Here's how.
- Plastic animal
- Metal candle plate
- Crafts glue (we used Krazy Glue)
- Mini can of spray paint
- Small paintbrush
- Acrylic gold paint
1. Attach a plastic animal to the center of a metal candle plate using crafts glue. Firmly press the animal to the plate for 1 minute to secure. Allow the glue to dry.
2. Shake the spray-paint can. Working in a well-ventilated area, hold the can 7-10 inches away from the animal and paint light coats, allowing 30 minutes of dry time between each coat. Several light coats of paint will result in a better finish than a single heavy coat.
3. Once the jewelry plate is dry, add some color! We accented the elephant's ears by brushing on gold paint. It took two coats of acrylic gold paint to achieve the look we wanted. Be sure to allow 15 minutes between coats.
Adorn your DIY animal jewelry dish with your favorite necklaces, rings, and more! Here's a Pin-able version with all the steps and a finished image.
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