I have a bit of a clutter issue. I have tried for years to change my ways, but to no avail! My only choice is to find an easy way to contain the mess. Since my nightstand is one of the most cluttered areas, I knew I should probably start there. This easy and pretty DIY trinket dish is the perfect catch-all for all the clutter!
What you need:
Thrifted Soap dish or other shallow, flat-bottomed dish
Plastic letters (I used fridge magnets)
Gold Paint Marker OR Gold Spray Paint
If you don’t have some of these fridge magnets you can pick them up at Walmart. The Boy is starting to sound out words and has been having a blast playing with these, so it was a “two birds with one stone” kind of thing.
I found this soap dish at a thrift store for $.50. There were quite a few on the shelf, so I am pretty confident you can find one near you as well.
Start by cutting the paper to match your letters. I had to trim the paper a bit after cutting it, because I couldn’t get the line perfectly flush.
Next, gild the edges of your letters with gold paint. I used the paint marker, which proved to be a tad tricky when I tried to get in the corners and insides, so I bet spray painting them would be easier and quicker.
When your paint is dry, glue the paper letters to the front of your plastic ones with decoupage glue. Make sure to apply glue to the paper as well as to the plastic for the best result.
Once the glue is dry, attach them to the bottom of your dish with super gluing. I tried hot glue at first, but the letters popped off easily, so I would suggest super glue instead.
With Mother’s Day coming up quickly, this would make a lovely gift for the special woman in your life!
Until next time,