Ring holders are often made from clay and tend to look homemade, unless you’re a professional potter.

We’ll show you how to make a ring dish by disguising a store-bought dipping bowl and a simple wooden dowel with metallic spray paint—a touch of gold is just what your jewelry deserves!

Using industrial-strength glue ensures the dowel will stay firmly in place. It does need a few hours to dry so grab a book or head to the gym while you’re waiting.

How to make a ring dish

how to make a ring dish
  • ⅜” wooden dowel, cut to 3″ long
  • industrial-strength glue
  • dipping bowl
  • gold spray paint
  • painter’s tape
  • purple spray paint
  1. Adhere dowel to the center of bowl using industrial-strength glue. Allow to dry for at least 3 hours.
  2. Spray bowl and dowel with an even layer of gold paint. Allow to dry.
  3. Tape off a half-inch border around the outside rim of the bowl then spray the lower portion of the bowl with purple paint (or color of your choice). Allow to dry.
  4. Slide rings onto your new ring holder and place on your dresser to admire!
There’s no need for power tools to cut small objects such as dowels. Use a handsaw or razor saw.

DIY ring dish