Have you been working on tidying and organization? Yeah, me too. And while that’s all well and good, sometimes it’s not so fun. (Can you tell I don’t love organizing?) So sometimes I need to stop and make something fun to give myself a little inspiration to keep going. These Anthropologie Knockoff Trinket Dishes are super easy to make and they are so perfect for keeping on your nightstand or dresser as a way to hold a few jewelry pieces that you wear most often – and keep things looking tidy and cute!!
These little trays were inspired by a little Anthropologie Giraffe Tray – he’s all dressed up with gold polkadots just like ours – but theirs is probably ceramic and ours are made with cute little plastic animals!
I made a Giraffe version and an Elephant version too! I think his little trunk and tail will be so perfect for holding rings. Isn’t he so cute?
These little trays would be great gifts too!
How to Make Anthropologie Knockoff Trinket Dishes
- 1 plate or small tray
- 1 plastic animal
- e-6000 glue
- glossy white paint
- gold paint pen
Begin by giving your animals a new look by painting them a glossy white. Make sure you use gloss so they will look ceramic.
While your animals are drying, use your gold paint pen to draw a line just inside the rim of your tray. It doesn’t have to be perfect, a hand drawn look is what you want. You might need to go over it a couple of times to get it as dark as you’d like.
Once your animal is all dry, glue him to the plate with e-6000. Which sounds like a mean sentence but it’s not.
Once he is dry enough to move, paint on your gold polkadots with the paint pen. I didn’t worry about the underside, just covered the back and legs.
That’s all there is to it! So super easy right??
They are so perfect to set on a dresser or by the sink to hold the jewelry you wear most often, or really anything!
I hope you give them a try!
What a great idea. They are so cute!
so adorable! these would be perfect in my niece’s bedroom. thanks!
Pam Sohan says
Pattie McLaughlin says
These are very cute! Where did you get your animals and the trays? Thank you!
The trays are from Bed Bath and Beyond and the animals are from Michaels (elephant) and Walmart (giraffe) – both stores had a good selection of animals though. :)
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
Cutest knock offs EVER!!! I love the little elephant. His trunk and tail ARE perfect for dangling rings!! Adorable, Bev!
Susan @SugarBeans says
These are SO adorable. Love the idea of hanging some gems off of the elephant trunk or giraffe neck. Pinning this idea for later!
Virginia Fynes says
These are just too cute!
Elva Roberts says
I love these trinket dishes and I plan on making at least one. Thank you so much for sharing these unique crafts with us.