DIY Ombre Clay Bowl or Jewelry Trays For Gifts

2 Materials
45 Minutes

The things you can make with clay are endless! Not only is polymer clay fun to work it's pretty easy - and CHEAP. I'll be teaching my readers how to create dupes from High-End Stores like West Elm and Anthropologie over the next few months, and I'll be using clay in some of my processes.

Here are some clues of what's coming up....

Vintage Farmhouse Mirrors (we can add clay to imitate molding and onlays)

LOTS of upcycling furniture

I wanted to begin with something easy, so we can all get comfortable with creating and inspiring each other along the way.

Ombre Clay Bowl

After MUCH research I've learned that despite following all directions our finish product may have some imperfections or hair line cracks.

To correct this I used Mod Podge to seal and strengthen my end product.

Supplies used in tutorial which I picked up from Amazon:

Polymer Clay Kit

Mod Podge


Choose clay and arrange your colors.

Step 2

Roll clay and create a pinwheel.

Step 3

Flatten using a mug (I found this to be the easiest since a mug has a handle) or roller pin.

Other Color Ideas

For more information about the process, please review the video on my blog post.

Please let me know if you tried it or have an idea for me. Creating with others is so much more enjoyable!

Happy Crafting!

Rebecca, founder of Restyled Homes

Video Tutorial

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Rebecca, RestyledHomes
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Frequently asked questions

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  • Miki Abatecola Miki Abatecola on Nov 22, 2020

    Can the bowl be used for fruit, i.e., apples, pears. Etc.? In other words is it food safe?

  • Desiree Zaballero Desiree Zaballero on Dec 08, 2020

    It may be a dumb question, can you eat food, let’s say, cereal from this bowl?

  • Sue51496428 Sue51496428 on Nov 01, 2021

    I’m confused. You used polymer clay, yet left out the step about baking the finished product. Why did you not use air-dry clay?


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