DIY Trinket Bowls

I had left over air dry clay from another project, and I was wondering what to do with it. I often take jewellery on and off during the day or at night before I go to bed; while I have one of those big jewellery holders, I find myself overloading my trinket bowls instead because they are just there, and it’s easy.  I decided to make a few mini bowls myself and they turned out so lovely. The kids decorated them and they are useful too. I put one next to my bed for when I realise I have left my earrings on and don’t want to get out of bed. The kids took some of them for their own earrings and trinkets, and I have a selection on my duchess for the items I wear on a regular basis. They look cute lined up with a few rings/earrings/necklaces in each bowl so they are easy to find. It’s working so well and I adore them! These trinket bowels would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift or even a project for teens. The clay takes 12-24 hours to air dry, and then it’s a matter of using permanent markers (which we used) or paint to decorate.


  • Air Dry Clay – the clay is white so it’s perfect for decorating
  • Texters (or paint)
  • Tools: Scissors & Baking Paper


  1. Roll a piece of clay between hands to form a ball shape. 
  2. Press a thumb down into the clay ball.
  3. Work it into the shape you want. I made my bowls with a rustic charm.
  4. Use a pair of scissors to trim the edges (if desired).
  5. Wet a finger and smooth the edges and the inside of the bowl.
  6. Allow to dry on baking paper for 12-24 hours before decorating.

DIY Trinket Bowl


The children decorated them so beautifully!

DIY Trinket bowls

DIY Trinket bowls

This provides an indication of the size I made the bowls.

DIY Trinket bowls

DIY Trinket bowls

Perfect for my Uberkate Cocktail Ring which I wear often.

DIY Trinket bowls

Another favourite of mine from Uberkate: Expression Pendant with my children’s handwriting.

DIY Trinket bowls

DIY Trinket bowls

DIY Trinket bowls

This was one of those activities that I just weaved into family life. So easy! I made them in the kitchen one afternoon when I was working in there, and left them to dry on the window cill. The next couple of afternoons, the children decorated them. That was is. Bit of adorable-ness. 

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  • Reply
    May 8, 2017 at 4:58 am

    These are just adorable Kelly! We’ve got some air dry clay in the cupboard too that I’ve been meaning to use for ages, I know what we’re going to be doing today! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply
    Kate @ the craft train
    May 8, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Gorgeous! I love them

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