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Animal Jewelry Holder

There are so many different versions of this jewelry holder online, but I don't think we've had it on Instructables yet! It's super simple and and I can't stop myself from doing a project that involves spray painting.I've decided to keep my animal jewelry holder very plain, but they look great with neon and metallic colors too!

Step 1: Tools + supplies

Tools + supplies
  • old plate
  • small animal figurine
  • E6000 glue (seriously, I wouldn't trust anything else! BEST GLUE EVER)
  • paint

Pretty easy! I'm using a small glass plate I found at a thrift store years ago and a ring-tailed lemur figurine. 

I chose a matte spray paint suited for use on plastics, but you can really use whatever you like.

Step 2: Glue your figure to the plate

Glue your figure to the plate
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The easiest way to do this is to apply the glue to the bottom of the figure, let sit for 30 seconds or so, and then press it lightly down on the plate in the right place.

If your figurine can't stand on it's on, you'll have to do some creative balancing because the weight of the figure will allow the glue to set properly.

Place the plate + figure in a safe, clean place where it can't be disturbed for at least overnight. E6000 can take a very long time to cure (24 hours), so it's better to be safe than sorry!

Step 3: Painting

Painting
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If you're using spray paint, I recommend several light coats. It'll look nicer!

This is especially important if you're using a soft plastic figurine - sometimes their colors bleed when you start painting.

You may want to apply a clear coat after if your jewelry stand gets a lot of love! Otherwise just let it dry overnight and then use it.