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DIY Animal Ring Holder Craft

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Deep down I’m really a #craftymom. I scour Pinterest, crafting sites and magazines all the time for new ideas for ways to make projects my own. My struggle is with time. I have ideas and supplies but have a hard time putting aside the hour or so needed to devote to something fun. I found this latest project and knew I could have it completely done in a day. The Animal Ring Dish was very simple but like usual real life got in the way.

Animal Ring Holder #DIYI found this on a new mail order craft site. The site is done well, the projects are gorgeous but they are way out of my price range for craft projects and supplies. I knew I could do it cheaper and just as well. For these animal ring dishes I only needed to purchase 1 thing, the dishes. I walked the craft store for 30 minutes and I found flower pot dishes that were a perfect size. I spent approximately $1.50 for 3 of them. For years we’ve been collecting these Safari Ltd Animal Toobs so I had no shortage of those. I also have a collection of spray paint and paint pens and a bin full of glues.Animal Ring Holder #DIY #craftymom

First I spray-painted the animals. I stuck a large saftey pin in them and gave them a quick coat from all angles. Animal Ring Holder #DIY #craftymom Then came the dishes. I started with the bottoms, 2 coats then gave the tops 3-4 even coats. This is what took the most time. I started late in a day and it carried over into the next day to get all the coats of spray paint on.Animal Ring Holder #DIY #craftymom

Then the weather was bad and we started a new project that lasted 2 weeks so the dishes sat on a shelf waiting for the next step.

It ended up working out. Painted items work best when they’ve had time to cure; set up. 2 weeks isn’t necessary but that’s what happened here.

Then with a toothpick and some E-6000 glue I attached the animals to the dishes.Animal Ring Holder #DIY #craftymom Animal Ring Holder #DIY #craftymom Animal Ring Holder #DIY #craftymom

I choose animals that stood tall or had a long neck or tail. This batch included a lizard with its tongue sticking out, a giraffe and a skunk who I didn’t paint because I was afraid he’s just end up looking like a cat.
I set them out to dry for 2 hours and it’s done.

This would be an amazing craft night project if you were using paint pens. I would suggest painting all of the dishes ahead of time.

I think i’m going to make some more but add some pattern to the dish or dress it up with beads or rhinestones. Animal Ring Holder #DIY #upcycle #craftymom

The lizard is for my friend Kelly. I thought of her the first time I saw this project. The giraffe is sitting near my kitchen sick to hold rings while I wash dishes or clean.Animal Ring Holder #DIY #upcycle #craftymom

Animal Ring Holder DIY Craft Animal Ring Holder #DIY #upcycle #craftymom

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  1. That is such a neat idea. I never would have thought to do that, but I love how it came out!!

  2. I love this idea! So much better than losing the rings or them dropping off the window sill or wherever they are put. Fun!

  3. What a neat way to DIY an animal ring holder. I love them! Now, if I could just find a surf board that I could make a ring holder out of!

  4. OH my goodness! This is the cutest idea ever! I am totally going out to buy all of this as soon as Matthew gets paid again. I could see these turning into cute decorations for my office as well. I could use them for cord holders too!!! Thank you, Thank you, thank you for this post! Off to pin!

  5. This is a really cute idea! I love the blue giraffe. And I would love to have a ring holder (so much better than the jewelry box I have now, where I have a hard time getting things in/out of it without dropping pieces.)

  6. Such a fun idea. I love that you can personalize them with any colors that you might like.

  7. I never would have thought of doing that. You are so creative.

  8. I love this! I always see similar items for sale for 15 plus bucks!

  9. That is really cute. Love the idea and easy also.

  10. What a fun idea. How clever of you to use a safety pin to better paint the animal figure!

  11. What a super cute idea! And, so inexpensive, too. This would make a fun gift for somebody, too!

  12. That’s so creative! I love the little animals and dinosaurs and that you painted them solid colors. Elizabeth

  13. What a cute idea! My boys can make this for thier grandmas.

  14. Wait I kinda want to do this seriously! What a cool DIY project and cute for use accessory chicas!

  15. So creative and unique! I love this!

  16. I am so jealous of your crafting abilities! Those came out awesome, and I love the lizard. I need you to make me a monkey. 🙂

  17. This is such a great idea and here I Just tossed out a bunch of these type of things for the free pile from my son’s room. I will certainly have to keep this in mind for my daughter, she is the one with the most rings!

  18. What a fun and creative idea! I’d have looked at those and only thought toy figures!

  19. I think the girafffe is really fun. I could use this for the kitchen, but I’ll be really picky about what animal!

  20. This is such a cute idea! We did something similar for a baby shower recently!

  21. This is such a great idea.I need something like this for my rings while washing up.

  22. This is a crazy cool idea! Would make awesome gifts too! I am really wanting to try this DIY out!

  23. I think that turned out great. My daughter is crafty and I love to watch her create.

  24. That’s adorable! I’d love to have one of those for my room!

  25. I love the blue giraffe!!! That is too cute! Great idea!

  26. These are fun! I love it! Great idea for a quick craft!

  27. Leave it to you to come up with a brilliant and inexpensive way to make one of these. I LOVE it!

  28. Amy Desrosiers says

    Very cool idea! My kids would love for us to make these!

  29. This is really cute! They’d make great grandma gifts!

  30. I really love these! They look like something from Anthropologie (my fave store!).

  31. Very cute idea! They would even be great as decorations.

  32. teresa mccluskey says

    I think this is so cool, I need a ring holder for the kitchen and the bathroom! I am gonna look for something like this!

  33. This is so cute! I never would have thought to do this, but it’s so easy!

  34. This is a cute idea. It gives me something to do with all of the little figures that I step on throughout the day lol.

  35. i would not of thought of that. You are so crafty!

  36. What cute ring holders. I don’t wear much jewelry but I really want the lizard!!

  37. I’ve seen these in stores before and never thought they’d be so easy to make. I’m going to have to make some for our house now.

  38. I was unsure what this was going to be, I get it now. Very cute ring holder.

  39. I love this idea and you made it so easy to follow on how to make it!


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