If you're a Pinterest addict, like myself, then I'm sure you've seen the endless pins of "Anthropologie Inspired Ring Plates," but it's a super easy and inexpensive craft to make, so I decided to make a couple for myself and a few friends.
The supplies you'll need are:
- Small paint brush
- You'll want a small one for any of the little details on your animal or figurine (i.e. eyes, feet, etc).
- Small Plastic Animal or Figurine
- I bought mine at the craft store, and it helps to choose ones that have a level base or feet that lay flat.
- Small plate
- I found mine at Goodwill for like 99 cents each. They're the perfect color and I was super lucky to find them. You want to make sure the plate has a flat center and is about the size of an appetizer plate or tea cup plate.
- Craft Paint
- I used Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Satin White
- I used E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive. You can use hot glue, but I find that hot glue doesn't have enough of a rubbery, stretchy texture and often breaks, so I would advise it.
And the steps to make them are:
- Paint your figures in the color you've chosen. Mine needed about 2 to 3 coats of paint, so this process took me about an hour or less. I painted each coat after about 15 minutes of drying. After you've done your last coat you want to make sure to let it dry completely for a few hours.
- Thoroughly clean and dry your plates.
- Take your dry, painted animal or figurine and determine where you want it to stand on your plate.
- Use a small amount of your adhesive and apply to the base of your animals or figurine (in my case their little feet) and then place on your plate.
- Let dry over night and Voilà!