DIY Cactus Ring Holder to Brighten Up Your Space

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Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out!

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

You’ll be using the same fun cactus silicone mold for this project that I used to create my DIY cactus soaps with eco-friendly biodegradable glitter.

I hope you have as much fun with this project as I did! I think this cactus ring holder would not only make a cute home decor accent piece in your own home, but it’s also perfect for gift giving!

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

DIY Cactus Ring Holder

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

What You’ll Need:

Darice 7 oz. Glass Craft Jar (1095-98) with Metal Lid
Blush Cactus Silicone Mold
White Original Sculpey Oven Bake Clay
Krylon Clear Sealer or similar
craft paints
craft paint brushes

What to Do:

Begin by kneading the polymer clay until it’s soft and pliable. Then press the clay into one of the cavities of your cactus silicone mold.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

Clean any excess from the top of the clay in the mold.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

Then carefully remove the polymer clay from the mold cavity. If you have trouble removing the clay cactus, set the clay aside for a bit to allow it to firm back up a bit before trying to remove it from the mold.

Now, using additional clay, cover the top of the metal lid to your jar. Try to keep the clay on top of the jar lid about the same thickness as your clay cactus.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

Once covered, scoop out a small hole in the center of the clay on the jar lid that the base of your clay cactus will fit into. Place the clay cactus into the hole on top of the lid and use your fingers or a utensil to move the clay to hold the cactus in place. The clay covering the jar lid and the cactus on top should become one piece.

Leaving the clay attached to the jar lid, bake the lid and clay together in a 275°F oven for about 30 minutes on a baking sheet. Then remove the cactus lid from the oven and allow it to cool.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

Once the cactus lid has cooled, use craft paints to paint the cactus and base as desired.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

When the paint on your cactus dries, spray it with a clear acrylic sealer to protect it.

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holder has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out! And it makes a great DIY gift idea too!

Now all that’s left is to fill the inside of your jar with rings or knick knacks and screw on the lid! You can also place additional rings on the arms of cactus! And that’s it!

I hope you enjoyed my project for making a DIY cactus ring holder. I know it’s not soap, but it does give you another fun use for your silicone molds!

Learn how to make your own colorful DIY cactus soap using melt and pour soap! This glittery, colorful cactus soap recipe is easier to make than you might think! And it makes a great DIY back to school teacher gift! Crafted using a combination of detergent free melt and pour soap bases and eco-friendly, biodegradable glitter, my DIY cactus soap is not only fun to use, but it's also safe for the environment and your skin.

If you enjoyed my DIY cactus ring holder project, I hope you’ll also check out my DIY cactus soaps! This fun soapmaking tutorial will walk you through creating your own colorful, glittery cactus soaps using a melt and pour soap base!

Handmade Cactus Ring Dish from Chiko Craft!

Want a cactus ring holder to spice up your space but don’t have time to make your own? You can shop for handmade cactus ring holders on Etsy here! I’m kind of sweet on this super cute cacti ring dish from Chicko Craft. But there are so many great ones to choose from!

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DIY Ring Holder – Handmade Clay Heart Tree Stump Ring Holder for Couples and Newlyweds

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DIY Ring Holder - Handmade Clay Heart Ring Holder for Couples and Newlyweds - Great Homemade Wedding Gift Idea

Since spring is wedding season, I thought it’d be neat to make a ring holder for married couples. So I used some of the White Das Air Hardening Clay I had left over from my American Horror Story Inspired DIY Project from February and clay pottery modeling tools to create this cute, handmade carved tree stump ring holder. The design of this ring holder was inspired by the printable gift wrap and gift tags that I made back in December 2011. I simply took that design of a carved tree stump and reproduced it into a three dimensional sculpture.

To create this project, I first shaped a chunk of clay into a tree stump. I used a wet sponge to help smooth down the edges. If you’ve ever taken a pottery clay you know what a world of difference keeping a bucket of water and sponge on hand makes. Once I had my basic tree stump shape down I used the loop tool from my pottery modeling tool kit to carve out the top of the stump into a shallow nest where I could keep a ring. I then used it to carve the heart shape out of the clay stump. I followed with a damp sponge to smooth the edges.

DIY Ring Holder - Handmade Clay Heart Ring Holder for Couples and Newlyweds - Great Homemade Wedding Gift Idea

For texture, I then used the wooden potters rib to give the stump texture by running lines along the outside of the stump all the way around.

DIY Ring Holder - Handmade Clay Heart Ring Holder for Couples and Newlyweds - Great Homemade Wedding Gift Idea

Finally I used the needle tool to carve around the inside of the heart and to etch the initials inside the heart shape. Now that my tree was made, all that was left was to let it dry. For faster dry time I recommend carving out some of the clay from the inside of the piece from the bottom. Otherwise, your stump may take longer than 24 hours to dry. I left mine a solid, hefty piece and it took a week to dry completely. For even drying to avoid cracking, you can also cover loosely with a piece of plastic during the drying period.

DIY Ring Holder - Handmade Clay Heart Ring Holder for Couples and Newlyweds - Great Homemade Wedding Gift Idea

My son and I both worked on this project together. These are our tree stump ring holders after they had finished drying. Mine is on the left while his is on the right.

DIY Ring Holder - Handmade Clay Heart Ring Holder for Couples and Newlyweds - Great Homemade Wedding Gift Idea

Once dry you either paint your finished piece or simply cover with a clear acrylic sealer. Based on feedback from my followers on my facebook page, I painted my ring holder. I used three colors – black, brown and white. I painted inside the heart and initial grooves with black as well as some of the grooves around the stump. Then I painted over most of the stump with brown. I followed by painting the rest with a mixture of brown and white as well as a wash of color in some areas. Rings fit neatly inside the top of the tree stump as well as on the branch. It makes a tidy and decorative place to keep up with rings when they are removed. After all, no one wants to lose their wedding ring!

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