Quick Trinket Tray

So you’re the crafty type that loves making gifts…here’s a fun one that takes about 20 minutes to prep and just 30 minutes to bake. The supplies will.run you around $3 per packet of PREMO Sculpey clay. I chose around 4 colors: periwinkle blue, white, antique gold and bright gold

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We’ve got to raid the kitchen now! Parchment paper or wax paper will do for this next step. Let’s find a rolling pin, a small bowl and a circular item to use as a cutout (for example, a wide-mouthed glass).  So I didn’t use all the clay, I only used half of the  chunk of clay for each color and actually divided it into another half. You can have smaller and thinner chunks depending on how detailed you’d like your bowl. Here’s a selection of clay used.IMG_2493

Cut a large sheet of wax or parchment paper to use to protect your counter or table. I used a piece around 18 inches long. We will be rolling each piece of clay with our hands and the clay strands will be long. (Hint: if your clay feels firm and hard, hold it in your hands for a few minutes so that the heat softens it enough to roll out.) As  you can see, the clay rolls don’t have to be perfect and if some are thick and thin, this adds to the organic design later.

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Once you’ve rolled out the clay, let’s get brave and grab all the strands and twist them like a pretzel. Don’t be too harsh when twisting. You don’t want to tear the clay, be gentle and slow on this step.IMG_2496

Now with the palm of your hand, once you have your twisted roll of clay, let’s roll this into one big coil of clay. Don’t be afraid, the clay will start merging together.

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Now that you’ve got this big piece of colorful clay, fold the clay in half and twist like a pretzel again and make another long roll.

 

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Now, crumple the entire coil of clay into a ball and don’t freak out! We are now making just a round ball of clay. The clay is mixing and starting to marble together…Exciting!!!!

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Use another sheet of wax paper and place on top of the ball and slowly roll out the clay with the rolling pin. (Helpful hint: don’t roll the clay too thin, we need a thickness of about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in order for the clay to hold a shape. Once you’re done rolling, use a wide mouth glass or bowl to make your perfect circular shape. After this, I place my piece of clay in a small dipping bowl so that it could get me started on the “trinket” bowl shape.

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I didn’t want perfect edges so I scrunched the edges to make it feel more natural. This is just a bit of flair I added. Now this is ready to bake! Place the bowl onto a clean cookie sheet and bake at 275 °F  (130 °C) for 30 minutes per 1/4 in  (6 mm) thickness. Do Not Overbake! Once done, remove from oven carefully with a oven mitt and allow to cool slowly. Once cooled, I used gold guild paint for the edges to give it a little sparkle along with an optional clear gloss coating. This bowl is not to be used for food consumption, for home decor only. Wow! You’re done and you can make a whole batch for friends!

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Quick Trinket Tray

So you’re the crafty type that loves making gifts…here’s a fun one that takes about 20 minutes to prep and just 30 minutes to bake. The supplies will.run you around $3 per packet of PREMO Sculpey clay. I chose around 4 colors: periwinkle blue, white, antique gold and bright gold

IMG_2494

We’ve got to raid the kitchen now! Parchment paper or wax paper will do for this next step. Let’s find a rolling pin, a small bowl and a circular item to use as a cutout (for example, a wide-mouthed glass).  So I didn’t use all the clay, I only used half of the  chunk of clay for each color and actually divided it into another half. You can have smaller and thinner chunks depending on how detailed you’d like your bowl. Here’s a selection of clay used.IMG_2493

Cut a large sheet of wax or parchment paper to use to protect your counter or table. I used a piece around 18 inches long. We will be rolling each piece of clay with our hands and the clay strands will be long. (Hint: if your clay feels firm and hard, hold it in your hands for a few minutes so that the heat softens it enough to roll out.) As  you can see, the clay rolls don’t have to be perfect and if some are thick and thin, this adds to the organic design later.

IMG_2495

Once you’ve rolled out the clay, let’s get brave and grab all the strands and twist them like a pretzel. Don’t be too harsh when twisting. You don’t want to tear the clay, be gentle and slow on this step.IMG_2496

Now with the palm of your hand, once you have your twisted roll of clay, let’s roll this into one big coil of clay. Don’t be afraid, the clay will start merging together.

IMG_2497

Now that you’ve got this big piece of colorful clay, fold the clay in half and twist like a pretzel again and make another long roll.

 

IMG_2498

Now, crumple the entire coil of clay into a ball and don’t freak out! We are now making just a round ball of clay. The clay is mixing and starting to marble together…Exciting!!!!

IMG_2499

Use another sheet of wax paper and place on top of the ball and slowly roll out the clay with the rolling pin. (Helpful hint: don’t roll the clay too thin, we need a thickness of about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in order for the clay to hold a shape. Once you’re done rolling, use a wide mouth glass or bowl to make your perfect circular shape. After this, I place my piece of clay in a small dipping bowl so that it could get me started on the “trinket” bowl shape.

IMG_2500

I didn’t want perfect edges so I scrunched the edges to make it feel more natural. This is just a bit of flair I added. Now this is ready to bake! Place the bowl onto a clean cookie sheet and bake at 275 °F  (130 °C) for 30 minutes per 1/4 in  (6 mm) thickness. Do Not Overbake! Once done, remove from oven carefully with a oven mitt and allow to cool slowly. Once cooled, I used gold guild paint for the edges to give it a little sparkle along with an optional clear gloss coating. This bowl is not to be used for food consumption, for home decor only. Wow! You’re done and you can make a whole batch for friends!

DIY-trinket-final

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