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.

Updated April 15, 2021
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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.

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

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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.

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Step 2

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

Step 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.

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Step 4

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).

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Step 5

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

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Step 6

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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