Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Handmade Clay Ring Dish

Want a fun project to chase away the winter blues? Try this handmade ring dish, made from clay. It's easy to create and brightens any dresser or counter top. 

All you need for this project is some air-dry clay and a rubber stamp or tool to press a pattern into the clay. 

Open the package of air-dry clay and roll it out into a thin layer with a rolling pin or round cylinder. 
Using a small bowl, cut a round shape out of the clay.

Once you have a round shape, use your rubber stamp or tool to make impressions in the clay. I used an initial letter stamp and a wooden dowel rod to create polka dots in the clay.

Once you have finished decorating the clay circle, place it into a bowl to mold the ring dish shape. 

When the clay dries (24-48 hours) it will hold its dish shape. You can then paint the dish. I used a metallic gold paint. This is optional, but it is recommended that you do seal the clay dish even if you do not choose to paint it. I used matte mod podge glue to seal the project. It dries quickly and strengthens the dish.

This handmade ring dish can hold jewelry, coins, hair pins, or any of those odds and ends on your dresser or vanity. You could make the dish any size or color to fit with your decor.

This project is easy to personalize and makes a great handmade gift. Something to remember when Mother's Day rolls around!

1 comment:

~julee~ said...

This turned out so cute - I love it!