Sisters Take on Pinterest | Clay Trinket Bowls

We loved these clay bowls from Burkatron. One can always use another bowl for trinkets right?

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The best part is you can use clay that’s made from regular household ingredients! The recipe is below.

Homemade clay ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 3/4 cup water

Tools & Supplies:

  • Non-stick mat
  • Rolling Pin
  • circle cookie cutter  and bowls
  • Stamps
  • Doily
  • Filing tools
  • Gold paint
  • Paint brushes

Mix all the clay ingredients together in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat stirring continuously. Once the clay starts to be too thick to stir, turn off heat, and turn clay out onto a non-stick mat to cool. Cover with a light cloth to prevent the clay from drying out. Once the clay is cool, you can proceed to make your bowls.

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Roll the clay out so it’s about 1/4″ thick.

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Use cookie cutter and bowls to cut out circles

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 Note: store any extra clay wrapped in plastic in an airtight container so you can use it later.

Use your fingers to form a bowl shape from the small circle

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Then place inside a small bowl to help keep the shape

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You can use rubber stamps and a doily to decorate the clay before forming bowls.

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Quickly form a bowl shape with the clay and place in a slightly larger bowl to dry.

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For the doily pressed clay, I decided to have the impression on the outside of the bowl, so I placed it with the embossed side down in the bowl.

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Now let clay dry overnight.

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With all the sunny hot weather we have right now, I left my bowls outside and they were dry in a matter of hours! Now it’s time to finish them off

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I used my filing tools from BasicGrey to smooth down the edges of the bowls, then I painted them with my favourite gold acrylic paint.

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I seriously love the imperfect organic shapes of these bowls. Here are the largest and smallest on my dressing table, next to my other DIY trinket tray.

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If you love these bowls share with your crafty friends on Pinterest!

 

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I wonder how Vernell made out with her bowls?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  • Love the idea of adding texture and next time I will attempt to make my own clay 🙂

  • Nancy Gaines

    Hi, Francine!

    These turned out adorable! They remind me of back in the day with I made salt dough. (flour, salt & water) and it had to be baked. I think I might be to lazy to cook it nowadays and would do like your Sis and buy it pre-made

    • Nancy! It takes like 10 minutes, not even, to make the clay 🙂 I’m never sure if I will find this kind of stuff in the craft store near me, so DIY it is!

      • Nancy Gaines

        Okay then, I accept your challenge! These would be cute for so many types of photo shoots as I could customize them so easily! I love the doily idea!! ♡

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