A clay trinket dish sits on a stack of books with fresh flowers.

Valentine's Day Clay Trinket Dish

Valentine's Day is almost here and we are busy crafting away! This sweet little trinket gift is perfect for storing small treasures or as a beautiful gift for a loved one for Valentine's Day. Creating this simple dish is a lovely way to spend a winter afternoon.

A clay trinket dish sits on a pink book with flowers.

Gather Your Supplies:

These are the tools we used to create our trinket dish:

  • Fresh flowers
  • Air dry clay
  • Small bowl
  • A piece of cotton or muslin or canvas
  • Rolling pin
  • Spoon
  • Mod Podge (or other sealant)

A collection of supplies and flowers sit on a table.

Create your Clay Trinket Dish:

Step 1:  

To begin, pick out your favorite flowers. Don't forget to get your designated flower sniffer to give them the seal of approval.

A cat is smelling fresh flowers.

Step 2: 

Once you have your flowers, pick a few and separate them from the stems. You will use the petals as decoration.

A mug sits filled with flowers.

Step 3: 

Lay out a piece of cotton, muslin or canvas on a table and begin slowly rolling out a slab of your air dry clay. You can also use your hands to flatten the clay.

Air dry clay is being rolled out.

Step 5: 

Once rolled out (or pressed) to your desired thickness cut out your heart pattern and remove the excess clay.

A heart shape is being cut out from the air dry clay.

Step 6: 

Use water to smooth out the edges and surfaces (not too much or the clay will be too sticky). Add a cloth napkin (or the same fabric from before) to a small rounded bowl. Place your heart on top of the napkin so that the edges are lifted evenly to create a bowl shape. 

An air dry clay heart sits in a bowl.

Step 6: 

Arrange your petals where you would like them and press them into the clay gently with your fingers and a spoon..

A spoon is pushing fresh flower petals into a bowl.

Step 7: Enjoy!

Let dry completely! Once the dish is completely dry, seal your piece with your preferred sealant. We used Mod Podge. This sweet tray is the perfect gift to make for mom this Mother's Day to store her favorite pieces of jewelry! 

Two rings sit in a trinket dish.

We hope your winter is filled with engaging fun and heaps of family laughter and love, and a few crafternoons spent together. Share your play, crafts, reading, learning or anything magical with us on Instagram @bellalunatoys and use our hashtag #bellalunatoys for a chance to be featured on our feed or stories. Happy crafting!



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