A perfect DIY valentine’s day or even a Galentine’s day gift
One of my favourite things to make as a kid was a DIY Valentine’s day present. This year I wanted to make some Valentines day gift DIY presents that can be given to your friends or used as home decor in my house. Today I am sharing how I made some love heart trinket dished using ar dry clay. This is a really easy DIY and you can get really creative with this one. You might have seen my leaf trinket dish DIY from Autumn, well, this is similar and follows the same process. You can easily make these in an afternoon and the longest part about this project is waiting for the clay to dry. I have also put together a Youtube video where you can see how I made these trinket dishes.
What you will need
- Some air dry clay
- Some card to cut out a heart template
- A butter knife
- Small bowl and some cling film
- Some acrylic or chalk paints and some clear varnish
The first thing I did was make a love heart shaped template from some card. I cut out a shape that I was happy with and I used this for my trinket dishes. I then rolled out some of the air dry clay using a rolling pin. I had these slightly thicker so I could paint the edges. I then laid the love heart template on the clay and using a butter knife I cut around the heart template. I wet my finger to smooth out any wrinkles or bumps in the clay
Once I was happy with my clay, I wrapped some cling film around a bowl. I then sat my clay into the bowl and allowed it to dry overnight. Most air dry clay will take 24hours to dry but you can check the wrapper for the drying time for your clay. I placed my bowls near the radiator to help them dry quicker. You can also get clay that you can bake in the oven if you want to make these quicker.
Once my clay was dry I then had some fun painting them. I used some acrylic paints that I had in my craft kit to paint them. You can use some tester pots of chalk paint to paint them as well. I gave them two coats of paint and allowed them to fully dry. I then applied one coat of clear varnish to the trinket dishes. My varnish has a sheen to it and it gave my trinket dishes a nice silky finish to it. I then allowed them to fully dry before using them.
These are really fun to make. They can be customised and decorated however you wish. Why not make them to suit your style of decor. You can also wrap them up and give them away as a cute Galentine’s present. Don’t forget to check out my Youtube video below for some more Valentine’s day DIY inspiration. Also, if you liked this DIY then check out my leaf trinket dish DIY.
Please share this DIY with someone who you think would enjoy making them.
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