I’m a jewelry junkie. I was crazy about Claire’s growing up but now I’ve graduated to more serious pieces. You know, the big girl stuff that needs to be taken care of instead of just thrown around my room. To tell you the truth, sometimes the bazillion catchall trays I have laying around just don’t cut it. That’s where this DIY 90s Cartoon Ring Holder comes into play.
Let’s just take a moment to talk about where this crazy idea came from. In case you didn’t know, I work at an antique store (aka my side hustle) and we get vintage toys in all the time. I was unpacking stock one day when I found a few Looney Tunes figurines. They were from the year I was born and I’m a Space Jam fan so I couldn’t let them go. I ended up standing them around the register and when I had to take my ring off so I could clean something, Bugs’ arms were just begging to hold it. That’s when my imagination went wild.
What You’ll Need
In fact, there’s only 2 steps. All you’ll need to make your own ring holder is:
A toy figurine (anything that you think can hold rings or jewelry will work)
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Metal lids (I used lids from small Bath & Body Works candles but you can experiment)
Spray paint (color is your choice, of course)
Box, newspaper, or drop cloth to protect work surface during spray painting
Once you have all your materials together then it’s time to glue your figure to the lid or stand. I just used a hot glue gun for this step but super glue will probably work just fine too. Daffy was actually positioned to where he could stand on one leg which I thought was fun so I ended up only gluing one foot to the stand. You can always mess around with the placement a bit before you glue. This is really a DIY project that you can make entirely your own.
Once the glue dries you’re ready to spray paint your stand. I chose to paint mine gold because that’s the accent color in my room but you can do whatever color you want! Then gather up your stand, spray paint, and something to protect your work area and head to a well ventilated area.
I ended up using an old Sephora Play! box and some cardboard to protect everything from the spray paint and it seemed to work really well. Once you’ve given your ring holder a good coat of paint be sure to allow ample time to dry. Nothing’s worse than thinking spray paint is dry only to leave finger prints behind in tacky paint because that’s almost impossible to retouch. Trust me.
Once everything is dry then you’re ready to start piling on the rings. It’s really that simple! I love these ring holders so much that I’m always keeping a lookout for more toys at work that I can use to make more. It’s the new catchall obsession! Plus, let’s face it…the 90s are totally back and I can’t get enough of it!
Now it’s your turn! Let me know if you try this DIY out and be sure to send me pictures of your final product if you do! Leave a comment letting me know what you think and be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more DIY and just about everything else under the sun.
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