Trinket Dish

Create your own custom trinket dish to add a pop of colour to your dressing table with easy-to-use air dry clay

Time to Make

1 hour

How to Make

  1. On a clean flat surface, use the rolling pin to roll out a piece of air dry clay to an even 5mm thickness.
  2. Place the saucer onto the surface and use as a template to cut a neat circle from the clay.
  3. Press the cookie cutter lightly into the centre to create an indented motif - be careful not to cut fully through the air dry clay.
  4. Work around the outer edge of the circle with a skewer to make a border of small dotted indents. Use the skewer to roll around the cut edge of the circle to make small rippled patterns on the surface.
  5. Place the circle of clay into a small bowl; the clay will ease around the curve of the small bowl and will create the shaping of the dish. Leave for up to 72 hours to fully set.
  6. Remove the clay dish from the bowl when fully dry and, working on the underside first, paint the whole surface bright pink using the ceramic paints. Leave to dry.
  7. Once dry, turn the dish over and use the turquoise ceramic paint to evenly cover the entire inside of the dish. Leave to dry.
  8. When the dish is fully dry use the gold ink paint pen to work around the rippled edge of the dish to add a gilded finish.
  9. Use the gold pen to work over the indented motif in the centre of the dish, working neatly around the lines.
  10. With a pink Deco pen, work around the upper edge of the dish dabbing the tip of the pen inside the dotted indents to add a flash of colour to finish.

Top Tip

Air dry clay can take up to 72 hours to fully dry - be sure that it has set before beginning decorating with paints.

What You Need