How to make a ring dish at home.

This DIY ring dish is so quick and easy to make, so adorable to have, and so incredibly awesome to give!. All in all…you NEED this in your life in some fashion. And after you see how to make it you will be wondering why on earth you haven’t made one for your grandma or aunt before. This Christmas will be the year of awesome gift giving!

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A diy ring dish that is so quick and easy to make with a thrift store dish and knick-knack. This would make a great gift!

The CUTEST little ring dish you ever did see…right!! And it’s so easy. Here are the materials you need…

materials needed to make your own diy ring dish


  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B001IY82FM” locale=”US”]super glue[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B00KZ6LW06″ locale=”US”]paint[/easyazon_link] (spray paint keeps this easy!)
  • knickknack
  • dish

Let’s talk about these materials for a bit. There is no right or wrong to what you choose. You want to find a knickknack that fits nicely with the dish and stands up a bit. It can be a cow, a bell, a tree…or a man :). As long as it’s fairly skinny, and not too wide that it covers your dish. If you can find a deer with antlers…how cool would that be (rings could go on the antlers!)! And, if your figurines don’t match that doesn’t matter …because you will be painting it anyways!

diy ring dish step2

Glueing is just that…glueing. Nothing fancy about this. I would recommend that you just watch that you don’t glob so much glue on that it seeps out from under the figurine and creates a yucky edge. Hold it firmly for a minute or so and then let dry.

diy ring dish step3

After your dish is dry…take the paint to it!! More coats with less coverage are better than heavy coverage with fewer coats. Truly! Let dry in between coats!

The gold paint I used is awesome because it dries very quickly in between coats (remember, thinner coats!) allowing me to reapply quickly after!


Use a large box to paint your dish. Set a fan nearby to keep the fumes from being crazy bad. Or, if it’s nice outside where you are…take it outside.

diy jewelry dish

That’s truly it! It is so easy to make this sweet dish.

I think this is a wonderful gift idea! You can customize it however you like, exactly the way you know the recipient would like it! DIY ring dish= happy Christmas gift giving!

31 thoughts on “How to make a ring dish at home.”

  1. Are you that far ahead of your Christmas gifts already? Go you!! I’m still getting some last minute stuff done.

  2. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    What an adorable idea. I wish I would have seen this a while back. But it isn’t too late — there is always next year. Thank you for a great inspiration.

  3. do you find that the paint stays on well or does it eventually chip? does it need a lacquer of some sort?

  4. He was just a trinket I picked up at the local thrift store. Head to a thrift store, flea market, or garage sale they often have little knick knacks for .25 or so.

  5. Love this idea …im going to make these for Mother’s Day gifts and maybe a handmade bracelet and ring …love the one legged sea Captain… BT, where did you get him?

  6. What fun! I was looking for an elephant when I wanted to do this dish. I thought it owuld be perfect as well!! Can’t wait to see it!

  7. I just found a silver 3″ elephant with it’s truck extended to hold rings at Francesca’s, it will work perfect for this project. Adding a dish will make is genius !Thanks for a great project!

  8. Very cute! I love the gold paint you picked to use, very pretty! I’m off to find things to spray paint now! :) Have a great week!

  9. That is so stinkin’ cute. I would NEVER have thought to do that but I just love how fun and quirky it is. Awesome gift idea!

  10. Ok this is utterly adorable! Clever girl! Your little captain looks quite at home on his scallop edged shell! So gonna make this!

  11. A Nellie Bellie classic: original, funky but also so easy to make (even if painting in a box doesn’t sound like too much fun)

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