You can make a regular ring holder – but this origami themed holder with bright yellow paint takes a plain project up a notch. You’ll love it!
Skills Required: Beginner. It helps to have some experience with clay to make this project, but it’s not required. This clay is very forgiving.
Hi! I’m Jennifer of Brave New Home. I blog about home design, decorating, and create lots of fun DIY projects in the process.
I’m happy to be here today to share a clay craft tutorial for creating an origami ring holder. I wanted a place to safely store my wedding rings. My style had outgrown the frilly one I already owned, so I opted for something a bit more modern looking.
DIY Ring Holder
I already had on the materials I needed on hand: a rolling pin, air dry clay, and acrylic paint. I also used a kitchen knife to cut my clay and a paintbrush to apply the paint.
I started by rolling out some of my air dry clay.
I made a steep pyramid for my rings to go on.
From my remaining clay, I cut two equal strips.
I cut curves into the bottom and made the sides slanted.
After I scored the two strips (I scratched the edges and added some water) and fused my two strips together, I traced and cut a shape to fit onto the bottom.
Using the same scoring process, I connected the bottom to the sides and the pyramid to the bottom. I used the dull side of my knife to make indentations mimicking the fold of paper as it would look in actual origami. Wet your finger and smooth all the sides of your ring holder for a clean look.
Follow the instructions for drying on your clay package. Mine actually took a few days given the weather conditions.
After my ring holder had dried completely, I painted the inside with two coats of acrylic paint.
Not only can you store rings but there’s plenty of space to stash a pair of earrings or whatever other jewelry you take off when you get in the door.
I love the surprise of the happy and punchy yellow!
This has been one of my favorite projects that I’ve made with air dry clay so far. Hope you enjoy it as well! I’d also love for you to enjoy these other ideas I’ve done for the blog: