How to Make Scalloped Clay Jewelry Dishes

Here's how to make a clay dish with a pretty scalloped edge and decorative fruit motif. Rings, necklaces, earrings, even keys and coins—it will serve as a catch-all for everything.

diy scalloped clay trinket dish

A scalloped clay catch-all dish makes for the perfect gift or item to spruce up your bedside table. Not only does this craft prove fun year-round, but it's also a great way to add a bespoke element to your home. This clay idea comes from our friend Anusha Rajeswaran of Fish & Bull. If you're looking for more ideas for jewelry, we have plenty.

What You'll Need


  • Oven-bake polymer clay by Sculpey
  • Scallop-edged cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin
  • Small oven-safe bowl
  • Paint brush
  • Polymer varnish by Golden
  • Fruit temporary tattoos by Meri Meri
  • Sponge


  1. diy scalloped clay trinket dish step 1

    Roll your clay in the palm of your hands to form a ball. On a clean working surface, roll the clay to about 1/4 inch thickness with a rolling pin.

  2. diy scalloped clay trinket dish step 2

    Using a scallop-edged cookie cutter, punch out circles from the clay.

  3. Apply a temporary tattoo to the clay: Trim the edges around the tattoo design, peel the shiny film off and gently apply the tattoo face-down on the clay.

  4. diy scalloped clay trinket dish step 3
    Anusha Rajeswaran

    Place the circle of clay into a small oven-safe bowl to create a soft bowl shape. Dampen the back of the tattoo and apply light pressure. Slowly peel the paper away (or slide it off).

  5. Bake the clay in the oven-safe bowl according to package instructions. (Tip: We baked ours at 200º F for 10 minutes.)

  6. diy scalloped clay trinket dish

    Let cool completely, then apply a layer of polymer varnish to the tattoo design or the entire dish to seal and protect it.

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