Girl, let me tell you – sometimes I am grateful for past Mia, because she had my back.
Before I left Melbourne, I did a ton of small (yet, of course, cute) DIY projects to add to my backlog. One: because I had a bunch of craft supplies that needed using up. But two: I had a feeling that my first month in Canada probably would be for setting up shop, rather than work. I’ve moved overseas before, kids – nothing ever really goes to plan.
So today’s tutorial is for something you may have already seen if you follow me on TikTok or Youtube – or, if you’ve somehow find your way onto the “for SEO purposes” section of my website and read my 50 cottagecore DIYs compilation post.
But I love how these trinket dishes turned out, so I simply had to create a full-blown post for them too. They’re a fun multi-purpose idea too; I used them to display dried flowers, but you could even use them as incense holders. Let’s get into it!
What You Need:
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How To Make:
You can follow along with my TikTok tutorial below:
- Warm the clay between your hands and mould it into a ball.
- Roll the clay flat, then use a knife to cut it into a crescent moon shape.
- Roll a separate thin snake of clay. We will use this to create a border around your crescent moon base.
- Use a knife to score small slices along the base where we will be joining the border, then smooth water along the cuts. Place the border on top and smooth everything together using water.
- Optionally, puncture holes in the base if you’d like to use this trinket dish to hold incense etc. Leave to dry until clay is fully hardened.
- Paint a base coat of black acrylic paint and leave to dry.
- Use paint markers to add floral detailing and optional gold paint edging.
- Once happy with the design, seal with glossy mod podge for a faux glazed finish.
You can also view this tutorial – along with some other fun cottagecore ones – in my TikTok DIY roundup video below:
This was super easy to make at home – but the finished product is adorable. Plus, it’s a practical little craft that you can use to organize your jewelry, or even gift! You could even try selling these on Etsy or Marketplace.
Alright, my friends, we shall end at the end! I hope you enjoyed this fun little project; if you did, don’t forget to share and drop me a comment down below.
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This looks so cute, I also want to work with air dry clay sometime! And yes moving is hard especially to another country, good luck with everything.
Mia's DIY Projects says
Thank you so much!
This is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!
Danielle Beautyblog says
These turned out so well! Hope your move went OK! xx
Danielle’s Beauty Blog
I hope your move went well!
I love the trinket dish! I haven’t used air dry clay before, but it would be fun to make something like this.
Sophie Harriet says
Those are so so pretty! I love the colours you’ve chosen. I’ve never made anything out of clay before but this looks like an easy project for beginners.