Hello again!! I’m Ashley, the founder and crafter behind Sugar & Cloth. I’m so excited to team up with Lulus to get to share a few home DIY projects with you in a new series: Fresh Spaces. As I mentioned last post, this week we’re bringing the perfect touch of gold to items around the house.


Putting away your accessories at the end of the day just became a whole lot more fun with these simple DIY figurine trinket dishes. You can personalize with your favorite animal, geometric object, or even a paper weight! Depending on just how many or few accessories you may need to store away, you can choose to use a bigger or smaller dish.




  • Miniature plastic animals
  • Black and white spray paint in matte, and primer
  • E-6000 or super glue
  • Appetizer plates
  • Liquid gold leaf
  • Paint brush



  1. Spray paint your plates and plastic animals with primer, and let them dry completely. Next, spray paint the animals and dishes the color of your choice, and let dry.
  2. Using the gold leafing and a paint brush, paint the gold onto the animals in small amounts where you’d like such as the ears, nose, etc just for a touch of interest, and let dry.
  3. Lastly, dab a bit of glue onto the bottoms of the animals, and place each on a plate either in the middle or off to the side; placement is up to you!


Now add your trinkets for a bit of glam, and you’re all set to make statement with your tucked away jewelry.

Photos and tutorial by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth