Clay Hand Shaped Trinket Dish DIY Tutorial.
Hands up if you have a shit load of tiny things, key chains, rings, bracelets, bobby pins, safety pins and on and on, all over your place! I know I do. The thing with these is, at least for me, that even if I do set a particular storing space for them, I somehow always end up leaving them around. Which is why having more than one trinket dish on certain places around the house (entryway, nightstand, toilet, TV stand…) is a great idea! And if they look dope and make a statement – the better!
What’s perhaps the best about trinket dishes is that they are incredibly easy + affordable to make, and you can customize their look to fit the style of your home. Did I mention fun? Yep. So, convinced yet? I made these hand shaped trinket dishes with polymer clay, after seeing this hand trinket dish on Pinterest. And I absolutely love how these turned out! The black + white is currently on my nightstand holding a candle, and the black one is on my book shelf holding my bracelets that my sister Angela made me (she makes gem stones jewelry & you can see her rad work here). And uh-uh, these would also make a great homemade gift! I actually am not sure what’s the best part about this clay hand trinket dish project after all haha.
So, let’s see how can you make a hand shaped trinket dish yourself! If you’ve never tried making things with polymer clay, don’t you worry, this is a fairly simple project, and I think you’re gonna nail it!
Also, you can see the first trinket dish I made here.
Clay Hand Trinket Dish DIY Tutorial.
– Polymer Clay (I used Beolin)
– Rolling Pin
– Clay Blade (or Craft Blade)
– Parchment Paper
– Acrylic Paint (I used Martha Stewart’s Satin Beetle Black) *optional
– Transparent Nail Polish *optional
1. Start by tracing your hand on a piece of paper. I made it a bit smaller than my hand because I actually wanted to make two hands, and the clay I had wasn’t gonna be enough. So, adjust it to your needs. Cut the paper hand.
2. Cover your working area with parchment paper and roll out the clay so that it’s around 0,5 cm thick.
3. Press the paper hand onto the rolled clay and cut around it.
4. Fold the edges of the hand upwards.
5. Carefully even out the edges with your finger tips.
6. Bake according to the instructions of your clay.
7. Once baked, even out the edges by using a sandpaper.
8. Paint your hand trinket dish if you want to. If you’re painting it in half like I did, use washi tape to mark just the area you want to paint.
9. Add a coat of transparent nail polish for a shiny effect. This will also help prevent the paint from scratching.
See? Easy peasy! Are you gonna try making one of these hand shaped trinket dishes? If you do, make sure to share them on Instagram using #artysdiylife so I can find it and see how yours turned out! I’m actually looking forward to that!
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