Are you sporting a new piece of bling on your finger? If so, congrats! However, that beautiful piece of jewelry needs a resting spot worthy of its meaning. Our engagement ring holder dish is high impact, yet oh so easy to make. It’s a lovely jewelry dish for your dresser or wedding photos.
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What is a jewelry dish?
Basically, an engagement ring dish holder is meant to keep your ring safe when you aren’t wearing it. Otherwise known as a trinket dish or engagement ring holder, they can be both functional and beautiful.
Place a DIY ring holder near your sink—kitchen and bathroom—so you can wash hands and do dishes freely. You could also make a beautiful custom jewelry dish for bridesmaids’ gifts. In fact, these little cuties are SO easy to make that you’ll be crafting a lot.
Your mom, grandmother, and even the guys in your life could use a wedding ring holder dish. It’s a fun craft to make, so let’s get started! P.S. It’s made with polymer clay, so it’s a lot easier than it looks.
How to Make an Engagement Ring Dish Holder
Supplies for a Dish Ring Holder
- Sculpey clay in your choice of color (we used white and black)
- Vintage pressed glass dish
- Wide mason jar ring lid
- Gold metallic acrylic paint
- Paintbrush with bristles
- Cutting board or another prepared surface
Instructions on Making a Mock Vintage Ring Holder Dish
- Gather all of your supplies.
- Open your clay, and use 2-3 bars of clay depending on the size of your jewelry dish.
- Use your hands to roll the clay into a ball.
- Flatten the ball with your hands, and press your clay to be 1/4″ thick. Aim for making a circular shape that is a little larger than your mason jar lid.
- Use the jar lid to cut your clay into a perfect circle.
- Take your vintage glass plate, and use it to press your circular clay flat.
- Use pressure from your hands to make sure that the pattern transfers to the entire surface of the clay.
- Carefully lift up the glass, and gently pull the clay away from it. If it breaks, just roll it back into a ball and start over!
- Lay your pressed circle in the smallest circle of the mason jar lid.
- Bend the clay into a natural bowl shape trying to distribute the curves in a way that is pleasing to you.
- Place the jar lid containing the clay onto a baking sheet. The lid will help the clay hold the bowl shape as it bakes.
- Bake according to the Sculpey instructions on the package.
- Do not overbake!
- Allow the trinket dish to cool.
- Once the jewelry dish is cool, dip your dry paintbrush into the gold paint.
- Brush some of the paint off onto a scrap surface so that there isn’t much on the brush.
- Dry brush your ring bowl, replenishing with paint as needed.
- Allow to dry, and enjoy your lovely engagement ring holder dish!
Results of our Polymer Clay DIY Trinket Dish
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