• DIY: Tropical Jewelry Bowls

DIY: Tropical Jewelry Bowls

There are two types of people in this world: the DIY lovers and DIY rather nots. If you fall into the latter category, we ain’t mad at ya! You probably appreciate arts and crafts. You probably admire those with the ability to make things with their own two hands. You probably love walking into craft stores and touching all the things (we’re looking at you pom poms and glitter pens). But maybe you are unsure of how to put it all together? Maybe you think you weren’t born with the crafty gene? Maybe you’d rather just buy it instead of create it? Well, it’s time to think again, friends!

If attempts at DIYs and artistic endeavors, leave you covered in a mess of materials and ingredients then this DIY is for you. These tropical jewelry bowls are very easy to make, super cute, and totally functional. They make great gifts, and if you decide to keep them for yourself, they make awesome jewelry holders or coffee table trinkets. Customize the bowls with different colors or illustrations to match your style or home decor. Check it out below!

What You’ll Need:

- Small bowl to use as a mold (approximately 4 inches in diameter.)

-Polymer Clay (I like Sculpey brand. It can be purchased at any craft store.)

-Acrylic Craft Paint (I chose off-white for the base color, and green for the leaves.)

-Flat and fine tip paintbrushes

-Pencil

-Gold leaf pen (I like Krylon brand.)

How You’ll Do it: After you gather all of the materials…

Form balls of clay and place inside your bowl. However bowls you want to make, form that many same size balls.

Press the ball into the bowl to mimic the dish. The clay should be about 1/4 inch thick.

Slowly peel the ball out of the dish and refine the shape as needed.

Bake in your over according to the clay package instructions.

When the bowls are done baking, let cool.

Paint the newly formed clay bowls with two coats of white paint and let dry.

Draw leaf shapes inside of the dishes with a pencil. You will use this as a guide for painting.

Use the very fine tip brush to paint the leaves. Let dry.

Color edges and side of dishes with gold leaf pen. Let dry.

For variety, use different shades of green or pops of color. You can also leave some of the bowls edges white to add variety.