I’ve got a fun DIY jewelry dish (or plate) idea for you! I absolutely love this DIY idea because it does not involve a kiln. It’s easy for kids and adults alike! Plus, it’s SO useful. I don’t know how many times I look to put my rings down when I’m washing the dishes. This easy DIY ideas solves that problem. Plus, I love that it uses things we find in nature to make the imprint.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this jewelry dish:
Air dry clay
Leaves from around the yard (I used Hydrangea leaves)
Bowl or round surface
Light grit sandpaper
Paint & Brush
The first thing you need to do is to roll out the clay to the desired size. I wouldn’t go too big as we’re talking jewelry here. Less is more. If you have a lot of pieces you want to organize this way, I would suggest lots of little plates.
Place a leaf on the surface of the rolled dough and gently press into the clay. Th key word here is “gentle”. However if you press too hard, you can just re-roll the clay to smooth it out.
Once you have the design you desire, place the clay on a rounded surface like a bowl. I found a small mixing bowl to be the best. My “regular bowls’ had a weird edge around them. You’ll want to place the design side down. Make sure to not press too hard onto the bowl so as not to lose your design. Let it dry for 24 hours.
Once it’s dry, remove the rounded plated and give the edges a light sanding to remove any rough edges. Clean off the excess dust and paint your bowl whatever color you want! This is another great step for kids. That’s it! You’ll have a beautiful little bowl for your jewelry that you created!