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DIY Elephant Ring Tray

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Have I ever told you guys about my love for elephants? Well, best viagra buy I have a humongous admiration for these beautiful, buy cialis family-oriented gentle giants. I just can’t get enough of them. When I was in Thailand last year I was able to see them all around the islands we stayed on and it was definitely the highlight of my trip. I didn’t ride them, I just admired them. Pure bliss. Anyways, since I love elephants so much I thought I would make a fun and versatile tray to showcase my rings and my love for these long-nosed beauties. I give to you a simple DIY. Let’s get started.

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Supplies:

a toy elephant or other animal (found at Michaels)

a clay tray for a plant (found at most plant stores, grocers etc)

pretty craft paper in any design you fancy (found mine at Michaels in the scrapbooking section)

white spray paint

spray adhesive (or mod podge)

super glue

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First you will spray paint your animal and tray white. Do it outside if possible, and on some scrap cardboard. Be patient with spray painting. You don’t want to overload the piece your painting in one go or you will most likely have a lot of drips. Instead take your time and spray a first, second and possibly third coat – waiting in between each coat to allow it to dry.

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Next, cut out a circle measuring the inside of your tray so that it is your liner like the photo above shows. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but try to get as neat of a circle as possible.

Then, using your spray adhesive or mod podge, glue your piece of decorative paper to the surface of the tray. Allow it to dry for the recommended time. I like using spray adhesive as it is quick and doesn’t need to be painted on. But other glues or mod podge will do the trick if you don’t have any on hand.

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Once the decorative piece of paper and spray paint is all set and dried, glue the feet of your elephant (or whatever animal you’re using) to the surface of your tray! I glued mine towards the back of the tray so that I had room to lay down the rings and earrings I won’t be able to hang off the elephant. Adorable!

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I also decided to add some gold to the tusks of the elephant. I used a metallic sharpie and it worked perfectly. Joyelle had a great idea of dipping the feet in a colour like gold or bright pink and I totally would have except I didn’t have either of those paint colours laying around. But you should play around with colour if you make one! I think it would look great.

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Add your jewelry and precious stones to bring a pop of colour to this beauty.

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Done and done! Such a simple project to do. It took a couple hours to complete and that was mostly spent waiting for the paint to dry. I love my new ring tray and I can’t wait to set up in my soon-to-be new home that my husband and I get to move into next week! We haven’t lived in our own place for quite some time now and we are OVER THE MOON excited about settling into our own home again. This darling elephant tray is just what I need to start the process.

Make this for yourself or a friend – they will love it! Then show us on instagram pals!

xo

Cori Anne

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Sarah April 10, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I love this so much. I wanna make one too!!

  • Reply Michelle April 14, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Oh I love this idea!
    I may switch and do a giraffe as I feel like they are stunning and graceful for how awkwardly long and gangly they are – they remind me of me. Except for the graceful part ;) ha!
    But your ideas are so awesome!

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