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DIY clay jewelry bowls

This is a seriously cute DIY, you guys. I had seen tutorials out there for these little clay ring dishes – from stamped to marbled to painted, and so decided to give it a try. And they turned out so sweetly, I HAD to share them with you.

Make these super cute DIY painted ceramic jewelry dishes - all you need is clay, a cookie cutter, and paint! Beautiful handmade gift idea for under $5. R

What you need:
1 // air dry clay (or use oven bake clay – either will work) – Sculpey is a reputable brand name of clay: air dry & oven bake
2 // a cookie or shape cutter of some kind (a small bowl edge would work for this) – here is a scalloped set
3 // a rolling pin
4 // some acrylic paint – I have a set like this one so I have tons of colors available
5 // gold foil paint – I use the Plaid Liquid Leaf
6 // modge podge (the tried and true modge podge here) or clay glaze (sculpey gloss glaze)

My girlfriend Caroline and I got together for a crafty afternoon (is there anything better than a girls DIY day?!) and whipped out a bunch of these sweet dishes.

We used 1 package of air dry clay for our bowls (that stuff goes a long way!). Remove the clay from the package, roll it out with a rolling pin, and cut out the shape using a cookie cutter or bowl. I had a round scalloped cookie cutter, which made a really sweet shape. We then curled up the edges ever so slightly with our fingers, so that it would take on a bowl shape.

Make these super cute DIY painted ceramic jewelry dishes - all you need is clay, a cookie cutter, and paint! Beautiful handmade gift idea for under $5.

Then you just need to let those puppies dry. We put ours on some parchment paper and set them aside for several days before we painted.

Make these super cute DIY painted ceramic jewelry dishes - all you need is clay, a cookie cutter, and paint! Beautiful handmade gift idea for under $5. b

Once totally dry, then it’s the fun part – you can decorate and paint these little gems however you please. We used various colors of acrylic paint on our dishes, and let those base colors dry before applying the liquid leaf gold foil paint. We did a few different looks – some plain ones with gold rim, some with gold polka dots, and some with a tiny gold heart in the center. Tip: for the polka dots, use the opposite top edge of your paint brush for a perfect dot.

Make these super cute DIY painted ceramic jewelry dishes - all you need is clay, a cookie cutter, and paint! Beautiful handmade gift idea for under $5. D

To help seal them, we did 1 coat of gloss modge podge over the whole bowl. That has helped make them a little less fragile and prone to scuffs.

So cute, right? They are *perfect* on your nightstand as a spot to put your rings and earrings.

Make these super cute DIY painted ceramic jewelry dishes - all you need is clay, a cookie cutter, and paint! Beautiful handmade gift idea for under $5. E

These make the perfect little gift for somebody. Pair one or a set of these with a little piece of jewelry, and you’ve got yourself the sweetest gift idea for your girlfriend/mom/sister/aunt/whoever. Or I could also see making a bunch as favors for a baby or bridal shower. How cute would that be?!

Make these super cute DIY painted ceramic jewelry dishes - all you need is clay, a cookie cutter, and paint! Beautiful handmade gift idea for under $5. A

And now it’s time for some more DIY Christmas gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends. There is some ridiculously good inspiration in here, you guys. I’m always amazed at what these ladies get up to!

12 Amazing handmade Christmas gift ideas (all from Canadian bloggers!)

From the top, they are:

Christmas Scented Paper Sachet DIY Gift Bag from Time With Thea

DIY Holiday Pallet Sign from Fresh Crush

DIY Lime Mint Sugar Scrub from Setting for Four

Go Ahead, Get Messy Family Gift from The Inspired Home

Homemade Peppermint Tea from Love Create Celebrate

DIY Clay Jewelry Bowls from The Sweetest Digs

Homemade Honey Lip Balm from Lifeovereasy

DIY Metallic Pouch from The DIY Mommy

Hot Chocolate Ornament for One from Bette Creek

DIY Glitter Bird Garland from PMQ For Two

Monogram DIY from Mommyzoid

Traditional Fruitcake from New House New Home New Life

Do you guys have a favourite DIY gift that you’ve made? Done a version of these jewelry dishes before? I wanna hear about them!

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