Welcome back, lovelies! Today on the blog I’m sharing a super easy DIY. The last time I made one was last February and I can’t believe how fast time flies! So after browsing on Pinterest, I found two lovely trinket dishes from Anthropologie that I wanted to make for my room. They were from a few years ago so they aren’t available anymore.
You know, I like crafts that are easy to make and don’t require to buy many materials to make them. If I have most of them at home even better. That’s why I loved this Eyelash Trinket Dish DIY. You might have most of the material at home!
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[title align=”center” type=”line”]Materials[/title]
- Air dry clay
- Small bowl
- Round jar
- X-Acto knife (I used a box cutter)
- Gold nail polish
- Varnish or glaze (optional)
- Acrylic paint
[title align=”center” type=”line”]Instructions[/title]
1. Take a piece of air dry clay and make a ball.
2. Use the round jar to roll out your clay ball. Make sure to roll in different directions, from the edge, from the center, etc. That way you will push the clay from different angles. Roll to around 1/4″ thick.
3. Put the flat clay inside the small bowl* and cut out the excess with an X-Acto or box cutter.
*I found a bowl at home that was the perfect size, so I used it as a mold.
4. There you have it! Your trinket dish is ready to dry! Allow it to dry for a while then remove from the bowl and let dry for about 24 to 48 hours.
Another way you can do this is; after you roll out flat the clay, get a cereal bowl, put it upside down and use it as a template for your trinket dish. That way you will get a perfect circle.
After that, place it gently into the bowl, so it will get the shape we want.
Like I said in step 4, let the clay dry for a while then carefully remove it from the bowl. I was scared the air dry clay was going to lose the shape, so before letting it dry for a whole day, I put both bowls upside down and placed both trinket dishes on the bowls.
5. Once the trinket dish was complete dried, I realized that the air dry clay was rough around the edges. So I used a sandpaper sheet (120 grit) I had at home. It worked perfectly and it helped a lot with that rough feeling.
6. When you feel like the air dry clay is completely dried, it’s time to paint! Make sure that the paint you use is good for air dry clay. I recommend acrylic paint. I ended up applying three coats of the paint. It will depend on the brand how many coats you will need to apply.
7. To start doing the eyelashes, I wasn’t confident enough. So I draw them first with a pen. That way it will help me see how it will look before painting it.
8. Once you painted your trinket dishes, it’s time to add some sparkle to them! Go get the prettiest golden nail polish and let’s start painting the edges.
There you go, your eyelash trinket dish is ready to use!
So what do you think about this Anthropologie inspired eyelash trinket dish DIY? It was very easy to make! It just takes long to make it. Waiting for more than 24 hours can be a little annoying, but either way, I loved the final look!
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