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The Ring Holder 3

Ever since I had the biggest scare when I couldn’t find my ring, I’ve been researching ring holders. I have a couple that I made already but I thought this one would be fun to make.

I have to admit, this is a very pretty ring holder.

You will need:

1. a small plastic animal (make sure there’s a “hook” or something to ensure that your ring will fit or hang correctly)

2. hot glue gun

3. spray paint, color of your choice (I used gold because it’s what I had left over from another DIY project)

4. a piece of wood (my fiancé cut a piece and sanded it down for me)

5. few decorative pieces (I used flowers that I had left over from another DIY project)

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First, spray paint the toy animal. I used an elephant so I could use its nose as the hook. Let the toy dry completely.

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Next, glue the toy’s feet onto the block of wood.

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Then, add your decorative pieces onto the block of wood with the hot glue gun.

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Finally, I used some twine I had and glued it all along the bottom of the wood piece.

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This is my absolute favorite. I was inspired to make this because of this ring holder/dish from Anthropologie. It’s obviously way too expensive. So I made this elephant piece.

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Ring dish from Anthropologie. It’s adorable but way overpriced.
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The Ring Holder 2

This is one of the cheapest ring holders you can make.

They may seem too simple, but I think that’s the best part about them.

You can decorate them in any way possible. I left the pieces of wood blank because I honestly did not know how to decorate them. I am still thinking of how to decorate them.

I thought of spray painting, but that’s been done. I used a lot of spray paint in my other DIYs.

I thought of acrylic painting, but it seems too flat and simple.

I then realized that I had some ‘flowers’ left over from another DIY project I did. So I ended up gluing flowers onto the pieces of wood.

All I used were two pieces of cutout pieces of wood I found at Michaels craft store for $.88 and hooks from Home Depot for $2 each package.  I definitely did not need to purchase two different colors but I did anyway in hopes that I will need the rest of the hooks someday.

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The Ring Holder 1

I recently got engaged and I have a new ring I have to take care of. I’ve already misplaced it a couple time, and all those times nearly gave me a heart attack. I decided to go to stores and purchase a couple ring holders. (Ring holders are these things below; they come in many different shapes, colors and sizes.)

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However, the ones I saw in my price range were not pretty at all, and I did not want to spend any money on an unattractive trinket for my rings.

I was wondering what I should do because the pretty ring holders were over my budget.

And lo and behold, I had an idea. What if I make one? I researched online and found that a lot of people used clay. So I went and ordered Sculpey Clay on Amazon for $7.

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A piece of advice, make sure you cover your work surface with something. I tried rolling the clay onto a black coffee table and it left white residue on the table. I found an old clean piece of cardboard and worked on top of that.

I started off by cutting pieces of clay and rolling them out into a ball.

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I then flattened them out in an even layer to make the base. Make sure it’s thick enough. Mine was about a centimeter thick.

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Next, I rolled out a long strip to make the sides.

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I then smoothed it out as much as I could to make a dish/bowl.20141109_142317

Next, I took another piece of clay and formed the “holder” part of the ring holder. I then attached it to the bowl.

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Finally, I baked it in the oven according to the clay’s direction.

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My fiancé made this one.. He said it was the Tree of Gondor. (From Lord of the Rings)

These are the three I baked and I have to say, they came out pretty well.

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I could have kept them plain, but I decided to paint them.

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Try these out, they were cheap and pretty!