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Clay Ring Dish with a Hand Painted Design

Make a cute little clay ring dish with hand painted accents! These darling dishes are a pretty personalized gift, and are so easy to make.

Skills Required: Beginner. You should have a little bit of crafting experience for this project, but not much. You’ll be cutting out clay to shape a dish and then doing some (very simple) hand painting.

These hand painted air dry clay ring dishes are a sweet little craft, perfect for ushering in spring!

Hi guys! Jennifer from Brave New Home here again to share a sweet little craft perfect for ushering in spring.

I’m obsessed with using air dry clay, especially in simple crafts that are cute like this one. This is a great Mother’s Day craft for kids that is going to be fun for elementary and older . . . you don’t need great painting skills to make the abstract florals. Customize with any design you like!

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For this clay ring dish project, you will need:

  • Air dry clay
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Tea cup
  • Rolling pin
  • Permanent markers
  • Clear acrylic spray
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
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I started with two small circles of air dry clay on my work surface. You can use just about anything as your template. Roll out with a rolling pin.

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After I rolled them out, I smoothed the edges with water and my finger. Then I gently pressed each clay ring dish in a small tea cup to dry overnight.

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Once dry, I outlined some simple floral patterns on top of the clay. I’m not typically a flower person, but once spring hits I just get wild about flowers!

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Paint in layers, stopping after every color to let each layer dry. This will help avoid mixing paint colors. Then I went back and added some details with permanent markers.

These hand painted air dry clay ring dishes are a sweet little craft, perfect for ushering in spring!

Finally, I gave both sides a coat of clear acrylic spray paint. The spray paint will keep the colors in place and prevent any dirty smudges on the white clay.

These hand painted air dry clay ring dishes are a sweet little craft, perfect for ushering in spring!

I made two of these little ring holder dishes, one for each of my son’s teachers.

These hand painted air dry clay ring dishes are a sweet little craft, perfect for ushering in spring!

I think a clay ring dish will be a nice personalized little present for a teacher, neighbor, hostess, or anyone else who deserves a little something special. It’s definitely unique!


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Alexandra

Saturday 4th of July 2015

This is so cute! I tried to make similar dishes out of polymer clay and they didn't turn out quite as well. Could be that I need more practice. I think air dry clay is a great place to start practicing, and get instant gratification from the finished trinket dish. Great idea!