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DIY Animal Ring Holder Craft

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

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Behr Premium Plus Ultra Paint Review

When we moved into our house this past July Sabreena took the room that was on the 1st floor that might have been an office in the past. When we moved in the landlord did not paint or anything. He didn’t even attempt to pull the nails, screws or patch any of the holes that were in the wall. Even though we are renters leaving the room as is was not an option. Thankfully Behr paint stepped in and gave us paint to repaint Sabreena’s room.

After going to the Home Depot Sabreena decided on the following colors for her room; Yellow Brick Road for the walls, Lemon Grass for the bookcase and cubby door and Ultra Pure White for the doors and trim. Behr was kind and sent us two gallons Yellow Brick Road in Premium Plus Ultra Interior Eggshell Enamel , one gallon Lemon Grass in Premium Plus Ultra Interior Eggshell Enamel and two gallons Ultra Pure White Premium Plus Ultra Semi-Gloss Enamel. What I like about the Premium Plus Ultra line from Behr is that it is paint and primer in one which means less painting for me and better paint coverage in the room. 

Melinda and I have painted a few rooms/houses in our day and have always used Behr paint but this was the first time we used the Premium Plus Ultra.  We painted a black cubby with the Ultra Pure White and it took three coats of paint.  I am not an expert so I am not sure if this is normal but once the three coats were on it looked awesome and no black was showing through.  If given the opportunity again I would definetly use the Behr Premium Plus Ultra line of paint.

If you are about to start your own paint project be sure to check out the Behr Premium Plus Ultra line of paint at your local Home Depot. Also, be sure to check out Behr Paint on Twitter.

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