Air Dry Tray Jewelry Dish

5 Materials
30 Minutes

Looking for air dry clay ideas to give as gifts this year? Make this adorable trinket dish or jewelry tray for the special person in your life.

Air dry clay is a fun and easy craft material. It’s cheap, easy to use, and you can make all kinds of things with it.

If you’re looking for a new craft idea, or just want something fun and easy to do with friends, this is the perfect project. It’s also great if you need an air dry clay gift idea.

This DIY jewelry trinket dish craft is really easy to make and only requires only a few materials: air dry clay, leaves, paint, and glaze. 

Air dry clay is an air-drying modeling material that hardens without firing or baking. Air dry clay doesn’t require any oils to keep it moist. As the name suggests, this type of clay dries out on its own after being kneaded until soft.

There are lots of different air dry clay ideas you can try. This trinket dish is very simple. It makes a wonderful gift or put it on your bureau to hold your jewelry. 

  • Lay the newspaper out.
  • Grab a handful of clay and roll it into a ball in your hands.
  • Set the ball on the newspaper and use your hands to flatten it to about ¼-½ inch thickness.
  • Use a knife to cut out a rectangle shape.
  • Lay the leaf on top of the clay shape, and press down with your hands, so that the leaf gets imprinted into the clay.

  • Carefully lift up the leaf, and discard.
  • Gently fold the sides and edges of the clay up slightly to form a slightly curved rim.
  • Allow the clay to dry overnight or until hardened.
  • Paint the dish on the front and back, allowing time to dry between each side.
  • Once the paint is completely dry, spray with Krylon glaze, and allow it to dry for a couple of hours.

Suggested materials:
  • Air dry clay
  • Leaves
  • Paint
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