A Beautiful Mess. I love a good ring dish. Especially if you love to do thin stacking rings like I do, it's a really good idea to have a ring dish at strategic locations in your house (next to the bed, in the bathroom, by the kitchen sink) so you always have a spot nearby when you take off your rings. To make the dish extra special, we're teaming up with our long time friends at Canon USA to help personalize these with your own photos and images using water-activated decal paper.
Here's how: Supplies:-waterslide decal paper-scissors-turpentine-water-based polyurethane-foam craft brushes -white ring dish (I used these small appetizer plates)-Canon PIXMA MG7720 photo printer First you'll want to choose the photo(s) you want to put on your ring dish. Aren't they so cute?! Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. I love a good ring dish. First you'll want to choose the photo(s) you want to put on your ring dish. Aren't they so cute?!
A Beautiful Mess. Wow—so many of you have made these! It’s incredible. We’ve also heard from many of you that you would like to see a video tutorial of this project, so we’ve added one (above). You can still see the original post along with all the photo and text tutorial below as well. I’ve come to a realization, and I have a confession to make—I am a litterer. Supplies:–white , black , and colored oven bake clay (a few ounces of colored clay and the 1.75 pound white clay will make you several dishes!)
And small paintbrush -rolling pin or large round jar -large can or jar to trace around –glaze to seal dish (optional) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Since you are working with oven bake clay the dish will still be a tiny bit flexible when when cooled and feel more like hard rubber than porcelain, but that’s ok! While the color combinations are endless, my favorites were made with white, grey, black, and two bright colors that make a pretty third color when mixed. Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman. Alice & Lois. You know I’ve got a thing for air dry clay.
It’s so versatile, so easy to work with and dries so well. We decided to make some little DIY stamped air dry clay bowls for Valentine’s Day. I love the simplicity of the white clay with modern black letters. You could choose whichever words you like, but we were impartial to Love and XOXO. These sweet bowls will make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Here are some of our other favorite air dry clay tutorials we’ve done: DIY air dry clay jewelry bowls, DIY air dry clay platters, these gorgeous gold and white DIY air dry clay place card holder bowls, and our favorite Easter project to date, the DIY air dry clay bunny bowl!
Read more for the full tutorial for the DIY stamped air dry clay bowls. Supplies: Air Dry Clay / rolling pin / exacto or small kitchen knife / pencil / sponge / bowl of water / letter stamps / stamp pad Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Please remember these bowls are not food safe. photos by Melissa Fenlon. all rights reserved. Alice & Lois. In the midst of planning and creating goals/project plans for 2015, it is best to take time and reflect all of the positive moments from the previous year. 2014 was a wonderful year for us here at the blog. We went from posting three days a week to five days! We starting working as contributors for minted’s amazing blog, Julep.
We also starting working with Project Nursery as a DIY contributor. We partnered with some amazing brands to create original content; Jawbone UP24, Got Milk, Honest Company, Munchkin, and Old Navy. And Sara started working with Liz Stanley at Say Yes as her project assistant. It’s been a great exercise to look back at our projects from this past year and to see which posts were your favorites. 1. 2. Read more for other favorite posts. 3. 4. 5. Stay tuned for more of our top posts from 2014. Photos by Melissa Fenlon and Sara Albers. Almost Makes Perfect.
Maybe it’s just me – but i can’t enough little bowls. i use them for corralling jewelry, i use a couple as pinch bowls in the kitchen, i use them for sage smudging, i use them basically. so i wanted to make a set of “ceramic” bowls for rings and bracelets — and it’s super easy. 01. condition your clay and roll it out flat. cut a round shape by either doing it manually, or using something round as a cookie cutter (i used a candle lid, you can use anything!)
Cut it out using an xacto. 02. to mold the shape, place your circle into a bowl or saucer and gently sculpt the sides into a bowl shape. if you use a bowl, make sure it’s one that you never use with food! 03. bake according to the package directions, with the circle still molded in the saucer or bowl. sand for a smooth finish once they’re dry and cool. 04. paint away! 06. after they’ve dried overnight, apply glaze for a finished look. i only glazed the interior of the bowls to keep them looking partially glazed. cute right?! Artzy Creations. Best Friends For Frosting. Save your rings for a rainy day! Today we are highlighting this cute and delicate Umbrella Ring Dish via Anthropologie that will make a perfect addition to your dresser. It’s too easy to lose track of jewelry—let this little dish solve your problems! Buy a set of two to use for stud earrings and brooches, or give it as a gift to your best friends.
Umbrella Ring Dish via Anthropologie. Brave New Home. Jennifer from Brave New Home tends to like more neutral décor – that is until warmer weather hits! Then she’s all about brighter colors and florals, like these pretty monogram ring dishes from Anthropologie. Jennifer knew they’d make wonderful gifts for her kid’s teachers and recreated them using air dry clay. The personalization makes for a fun, yet inexpensive gift idea.
Throw in some fashion jewelry like Jennifer did, and you’re set! Jennifer was inspired by the Monogrammed Garland Ring Dish from Anthropologie. Find the step-by-step tutorial at Brave New Home. Brave New Home. Hi! I’m Jennifer of Brave New Home. I blog about home design, decorating and create lots of fun DIY projects in the process. I’m happy to be here today to share a tutorial for creating an origami ring holder. I wanted a place to safely store my wedding rings. I already had on the materials I needed on hand: a rolling pin, air dry clay and acrylic paint. I started by rolling out some of my air dry clay. I made a steep pyramid for my rings to go on. From my remaining clay, I cut two equal strips.
I cut curves into the bottom and made the sides slanted. After I scored the two strips (I scratched the edges and added some water) and fused my two strips together, I traced and cut a shape to fit onto the bottom. Using the same scoring process, I connected the bottom to the sides and the pyramid to the bottom. After my ring holder had dried completely, I painted the inside with two coats of acrylic paint. I love the surprise of the happy and punchy yellow! By Wilma. Crafts Unleashed Being a lifelong crafter and procrastinator, I’m a huge fan of super easy handmade, last-minute gifts! This custom DIY ring holder is a great project to make for tweens/teens, newly married friend, or wife because it’s practical and sweet. You could even add a masculine flair by imprinting something like “Man Bling.”
How funny would that be?! This DIY ring holder is so easy to make because you’ll be using Foamies® Air Dry Modeling Clay. It’s super fun to work with and because it air dries, you don’t have to worry about having access to a kiln or anything. Step One. Step Two. Step Three. The Season for Love. I told you this DIY ring holder was easy, right?! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have a wonderful holiday season! About Vanessa Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. Crafts Unleashed. I love the colors of autumn, don’t you? It’s my favorite time for spending outdoors; the weather is perfect for day hikes.
This has nothing to do with getting crafty, I know – but it certainly inspires new designs and ideas for projects! I made up this fall-inspired clay dish jewelry holder from polymer clay with a piece of nature imprinted into it, and painted it with a hint of gold. It’s perfect for holding small pieces, and it looks pretty on any tabletop. A few notes about working with polymer clay, if you haven’t before. You CAN use kitchen tools when you work with it, but it’s not food safe – so that means you should not re-use these tools in the kitchen after working with clay.
Some of my favorite tools are cookie cutters and even rolling pins – but be sure to mark them crafts-only so that you don’t end up with polymer clay in your kitchen! Polymer clay is harder than kids’ clay. Next, use a cookie cutter, or any round form to cut a circle for your clay dish. About Adrianne. Darice. When it comes to home crafts, I’m a sucker for handmade storage solutions. There’s just something so awesome about a project that is both decorative and functional.
Several years ago, I discovered the solution to the chaos on my vanity: trinket and jewelry dishes. Even the smallest one can make such a huge difference. Ever since then, I can’t stop making them. For my latest project, I used acrylic “stud” beads (some of my favorite Darice products) to mimic zodiac constellations in a DIY jewelry dish. I love the combination of metallic paint and studs. Here’s how to make them! Parchment Paper.Small Bowl.Air-dry Clay (Terra Cotta or White).Wooden Rolling Pin.Darice 1-inch Foam Brush.Darice Short & Round Brush Set.Darice Acrylic Small Half Cone Beads*.Blue and Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint.Decoupage (Optional).Strong Craft Glue. * Darice offers small half cone beads in many different finishes. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Other Projects You May Like: Design*Sponge. With an ever-increasing supply of jewelry, I often find my key pieces get lost amongst the pile, down the backs of sofas or mixed in with keys and loose change at the bottom of my bag.
Organization is not my strong suit and it usually takes losing something special to me to change my attitude. Recently, that was a ring from my first-ever serious relationship. His grandma bought all the “daughters” of the family a ring with their birthstones set into it. We weren’t married, but it was her way of blessing the relationship and making me part of the family. That ring still meant a lot to me, even many years (and relationships) later. I’m hoping it is misplaced somewhere around my flat. Materials: – Air dry clay – Roller – Water – Craft knife – Baking paper – Ruler Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Next fold up the right and left sides pressing the corners together. 10. 11.
Doodle Craft. Damask Polymer Clay Jewelry Dishes! Back in April, I made some beautiful Damask Pendants! And I love the technique so much I wanted to do it again! So I made little delicate jewelry dishes. Perfect to put by the sink for wedding rings while washing dishes... Or on the vanity! You will need an oven safe dish that you want to mimic the shape of. Warm up the clay in your hands. Use a rolling pin to roll it about 1/4" thick. Press the background stamp onto the clay firmly and evenly. Peel up the stamp gently. What a wonderful impression! Carefully lift the clay and set it in your desired dish. Use a hobby knife or a kitchen knife to trim the edges off. Place the dish and all on a baking sheet. Bake according to package directions. Remove from oven, let cool. Now we are ready to paint. I painted one dish blue, one sea green.
Then I added a slew of other blues and pink and just splotched them on the design. Add some pink And some aqua Like this. Gently rub the paint off the top surfaces of the damask pattern. East Coast Creative. Hi Guys! Today is a super fun day for East Coast Creative! I’m sharing 12 Make-It-Yourself Holiday Gift Ideas with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on Live! With Kelly & Michael. Hopefully, you can watch the segment (9am EST), but even if you can’t, this is your lucky day… I’m sharing all 12 project tutorials so that you can give some fabulous handmade gifts that your friends and family will love!
You can check out the other 11 projects HERE, but you have to learn how to make this clay jewelry dish first! BEAUTY SHOT- coming on 11/30 You’ve probably seen a similar dish in your favorite retail store for big money, but I’ve got a great, cheaper alternative for you! Here’s what you’ll need to make a jewelry dish: Materials: Clay Tools | Polymer Clay | Oven | Oven Safe Bowl (for shaping) | Liquid Gilding I picked up all of my materials atJoAnn Fabrics– my go-to craft store. Step 1: Cut your clay into pieces. Step 2: Roll out each clay block into a “snake” about 6 inches long. Peel away the edges. Eighteen 25. Every Crafty Endeavor. Well today marks the day that we take our friendship to the next level, because I’m totally about to let my cat lover flag fly high.
Not that it’s exactly been hidden all of these years, I mean, my cat Thomas was Mr. December last year for Kelly’s annual fundraising calendar (not to brag or anything). Plus let’s be honest, Taylor Swift is totally make cats cool again after that Diet Coke commercial, right? Nonetheless, I decided to hop on the Feastivities train with loud and proud with a handmade gift idea for your fellow cat lover loved ones with this DIY cat trinket dish. Matierials: Knead a fistful of the air dry clay in your hands until it softens a bit from the packaging. Press the cookie cutter firmly into the clay and give it a little wiggle while pressing to cut loose the edges.
Leave the clay to dry for about eight hours while still sitting in the cutter. So tell me, what’s the craziest animal related gift you’ve ever made for someone? Fall for DIY. For the Makers. For the Makers. Fun Family Crafts. Gathering Beauty. Happy Hour Projects. Happy Hour Projects. Hello Glow. Hello Glow. Homemade Banana. Homeology Modern Vintage. Honestly WTF. Incredibusy. Inspiration Made Simple.
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