September 11, 2013

Dinosaur Ring Holder DIY

I didn’t watch Jurassic Park until I was in my mid twenties because I was too afraid of those creepy little raptor dinosaurs that scurry around and eat people. That fact has almost nothing to do with this DIY, but I just thought you should know.

The only dinosaur that doesn’t scare me at all is the brachiosaurus. I mean, if you were born at any point in the 80s, you just look at a brachiosaurus and think, “Little Foot? Is that you?!?” Because I’m a dinosaur genius (thanks Wikipedia!), I know that the brachiosaurus has its exceptionally long neck so that it can eat leaves off the tops of the highest trees. Although, if you ask me, I’d rather use that Audrey Hepburn breed of dinosaur to hold my rings for me- here’s how:

I bought a plastic toy brachiosaurus that was small enough to fit on a plain salad plate and spray painted him a nice shiny gold. In order to protect my rings from the spray paint, I gave my dino a finishing spray of a clear gloss sealer once the gold paint dried.

In keeping with the jewelry theme, I used a gold paint pen to draw some gemstones on the salad plate and sealed the plate with a layer of clear gloss. Once that was dry, I put a few dabs of Krazy Glue on my dinosaur’s feet, and glued him onto the plate.

Ok, ok, sorry for the dinosaur humor (she said without meaning it).

I love this little guy. He makes me happy every time I see him on my jewelry shelf. DINOSAURS RULE, EXTINCTION DROOLS!

xo. Laura

24 thoughts on “Dinosaur Ring Holder DIY

  1. Jess Dynarski

    This is too cute! (:

    Side note: my brother (born in 84) used to carry around a little foot by the neck of it everywhere! I mean everywhere, the store, the car, our grandmothers. You name it little foot was probably there! haha.

    Have a fantastic day!

  2. Lana

    Hehe, this is great. My bestfriend and I went looking for cute ring holders on the weekend to find a suitable home for her engagement ring. We were obviously looking in the wrong store. I’ll be suggesting your dinosaur ring holder to her . I have a feeling she will love it. x

  3. Rachel

    DINO MITE. I’m cracking up. You could have just called it a long neck and we all would have known what you meant. This is too cute. I want to make one.

  4. Katie

    Love this! The gold makes that dude look seriously glamorous and I love the diamonds you’ve drawn on the tray. I recently turned a plastic giraffe indigo blue to hold my hair elastics- they have never looked so fancy!


  5. lexi

    I love this!! I have a silver lion my friend spray painted for me sitting on a pretty dish on my bedside table. If only it could hold rings!

  6. Melissa Simon

    I am trying to make a few of these for my lady friends. Quick question or three for you., how long did you wait to do a second coat and since I am doing them in the cold of my garage do you think that will make a difference? Wait did you do to compensate for covering all those tiny Dino butts and chins? Wait till they are dry then flip them around for a few more coats?

    1. thebandwifeblog Post author

      Wait as long as the paint says it takes to dry before a second coat, but you’ll have to see what the temperature range is on the back of the can. I don’t think they guarantee the same results when it’s below a certain temp. And yes, flip them over to spray their belly 🙂

      1. melissa simon

        Coming back at ya with another question. I am using Krylon spray paint (in gloss for one set and matte for another) and have moved these bad boys into the basement. Have just done another spray coating but am noticing a bit of the green of the dinosaur’s original color is still visible. Did before mentioned coat about 30 min. ago. How long did you wait between coatings and should I have gone with a different type of Krylon (Metallic like you did) SP or do you think these will work out no matter what?

        1. thebandwifeblog Post author

          You should be able to recoat after an hour, some spray paints are better than others, but at least try a second coat before using a different paint 🙂


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