Tutorial: Trinket Dish

Happy February!

I love February.  First because it's my birthday month (biased I know) but also because it's a month full of love.  Though I'm not big on Valentine's Day (oversized teddy bears and cliche red roses are not really apart of of my aesthetic), I still think it's nice to celebrate all the sweet people in your life.  This year, I decided to make trinket dishes for all my amazing girlfriends.  They're super simple and customizable, and sent with a love note, they'll make a really great gift.


  • Ceramic Dishes (I used these ones from Amazon)
  •  Rubber Figurines (Try these ones from Safari LTD)
  • Gold Spray Paint
  • Gold Paint Marker (Optional)
  •  E6000 Craft Glue

  1. Pick out your figurines and spray paint them, being sure to cover all sides.
  2. After they dry, use E6000 to glue them to the dish.
  3. Using the paint marker, draw a pattern on the dish if you wish.
  4. Add some sparkle, and viola!  Easy peasy and oh so lovely.

Show me how yours turn out!  Let me know if you have any questions!  

stay gold,


Tutorial: Lucite Desk Tray

Hi Everyone! 

One of my favorite things to do as the year starts is get organized!  I have a huge desk but it doesn't really have storage, so I've been brainstorming a way to tidy it up.  I was eyeing some pretty lucite trays, but  at $50 + a pop, I decided a DIY was the way to go.  Here's my $5 version! It's super easy.

1. Pick up an Acrylic Box Frame (like this one) in whatever size suits your needs.  You can get them at any craft store, and be sure to use a coupon if they're not already on sale.  Grab a can of spray paint in your favorite color while you're there.  I chose gold, duh!

2. Unwrap the frame.  Take out the paper backing and flip it...ta-da, you now have a tray!

3.  Choose a pretty pattern to spray paint.  I used masking tape (painter's tape would've worked better but I didn't have any on hand) to do a simple stripe pattern.  You could tape any stencil on (try using a piece of lace)...the possibilities are endless.

4.  Cover any part of the tray you don't want paint to touch with tape.  After that, spray away!  Sweep the can back and forth to ensure an even coat.

5.  Peel & Reveal! You now have a lovely desk tray...just add some flowers and a few of your favorite things.

As always, if you have any questions, just send me a note. Tag #myLGB or @littlegoldbook on instagram so I can see yours when it's done!



Finshed Tray.jpg

stay gold,