LOOK WHAT I MADE!!! DIY Marbleized Clay Ring Dishes

Monday, November 17, 2014

 I am BEYOND excited about this craft. It was so much fun, they're beautiful, easy for kids, and not terribly expensive. (And if I know you, you're getting one for Christmas ;)

I saw this on Pinterest the other night from A Beautiful Mess: 

We had to try it. On our first try, I don't think they came out as well as the originals, but I'm committed to getting better at these!

Here is our photo journey (Ellie and me - the boys weren't interested).

I'm not going to do a tutorial because I don't think it would be fair for me to copy someone else's tutorial here.  You can see it at the link at the top.

Ok - basically you just need clay:

My daughter loved this project:

Rolling the clay:

Adding some colors to bland places:

The mold:

 The scissor trick:

Ready to bake:

 Rub 'n Buff to the edges: 

 The finished product:

Ellie's best one:

My best one:

A few tips that I can add to the original tutorial:

1. The scissor trick, alluded to above. Scraping the edges once on the mold gives a nice, clean edge. I did this on the shell shaped one, but didn't think about it for the earlier ones.

2. Adding clay pieces after it is rolled out. I was hesitant to mess with the rolled out clay, but I'm glad I did. In places where there wasn't enough color, I added bits of clay and gently rolled it a little to mix it in.

3. Rub n Buff rather than liquid leaf.  It's a miracle product.

PS - Ellie is here repeating "Tell them mine's the best! Tell them mine's the best!!"
And it is. She was hasty, using big pieces of clay and rolling it out almost immediately. I used small pieces and took my time. And wouldn't you know, hers is better (the pink and blue and white one). Figures ;)

Let me know if you think you'll try this one!

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Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome said...

Those are cute! I haven't seen those before on Pinterest. You're right that they will be a nice Christmas gift.

Katherine said...

Sweet. Now you have Ellie started, she will want to keep playing with creative ideas and making more. Great project.

Karena Albert said...

Adore these, Stacy, truly beautiful! What a great Mother/Daughter project as well!

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Merlin said...

WOW! Honestly, those look so expensive...I love the gold edging, too!! Must find this for an after Thanksgiving dinner craft/art project. THANKS for sharing!! franki