With all the new rings we’ve been making together, let’s take a break from jewelry making and work on creating a ring stand to display them all.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve made Stacking Wire Rings, Agate Statement Rings, Stone & Wire Wrapped Rings, and finally Classic Crystal Rings to create a beautiful collection of handmade pieces.
Today’s ring stand tutorial is quick and easy, and even involves creating some clay the kids will absolutely love!
DIY Ring Stand Supplies
- 1 batch of this DIY clay
- Martha Stewart Gold Metallic Paint and Black Acrylic Paint
- E6000 Glue
- 4″ Wood Disc with Tree Bark
Video Ring Stand Instructions
How To Make A Clay DIY Ring Stand
Start out by making this easy clay recipe. It’s made from cornstarch and baking soda so feels incredible in your hands and very similar to Crayola Model Magic clay. The reason I love this clay recipe for this project is because it’s not as messy as other clays I’ve used and it hardens completely when you just set it out overnight. It’s bright white color makes it the perfect base for projects and it’s softer and smoother than salt dough.
Make the clay recipe and then mold 3 pillars from it and let harden overnight. Mine are about 5″ to 2″ tall.
Once the clay is hardened, it’s time to paint! To create the ombre look that gives this DIY ring stand it’s charm, we’ll be using a basic Black Acrylic Paint and water to dilute it. Start out by painting just the tip of the clay cone with black paint.
Then, swirl your paintbrush in a dish of water and immediately paint the middle section of your cone. Don’t wipe off the excess paint or water. This creates the gray shaded look in the middle of the cone. Swirl your brush again to remove a little more of the black paint and repeat on the lower portion. The slowly diluted paint will give your cones an interesting look.
Now that your cones are painted, it’s time to adhere them to your wooden disc.
Use E6000 Glue in a well ventilated area for a strong bond. I love this glue! It’s one of the supplies I use most in the studio.
Once the glue is dried your DIY ring stand is ready to use! Stack some rings on there… or make some more with the space you just created. 😉
I really hope you liked this project! It’s kinda fun to step away from my sewing machine every once in awhile to create something a little different. This ring stand is unique and adds a level of whimsy to my dresser that I really love. It also compliments the Bracelet Display wemade awhile ago from an old shoe box. If you haven’t seen it, you can check out that DIY HERE.
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