This DIY project has been circling the internet (tutorials can be found here and here), but since I already had some clay at home, I decided to make my own black doily print bowl to hold little jewels and baubles.
To make this bowl, I used Sculpey oven-bake clay in black and a lace cloth doily.
To start, I used a wooden rolling pin to flatten the clay into a thin, circular shape. Then I pressed the lace doily over part of the clay, and rolled over it with the wooden pin again to leave a clearly defined lace imprint.
Then I carefully peeled the lace off the doily, and used a paring knife to shape the clay into a circle. Once I was satisfied with the shape, I carefully pressed the printed clay circle into an oven safe bowl to form its final shape.
I followed the baking directions on my package of clay, and baked the bowl at 275 degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees Celsius) for approx. 40 min. And voila!
My sweet little dish was complete. I’ve decided to keep it by the sink in my bathroom, where I always take off my jewelry at the end of the day before washing my face. No more jewels all over the bathroom counter – hooray!
Let me know if you try this project – it’s truly so so easy, and I’d love to see what you come up with!
PS Later I will show you what I made out of the leftover clay too!!