Read ahead to learn how to make a simple clay ring tray!
What comes to mind when you think of spring?
For me, I see light and airy spaces, fresh starts, new signs of life.
Kind of like Lynne of My Family Thyme’s easy spring floral wreath!
When my friends and I joined together again last year for the Celebrate Spring Blog Hop, I shared my Blue Modern Farmhouse Spring Breakfast Nook Decor. This year I wanted to get my hands a little bit dirty, so I opted to work with a medium I’ve been dying to get my hands on: air-dry clay!
I remember working with clay in middle school to shape bowls in art class, but the teacher fired each piece with an industrial kiln. Every time I passed this clay at Target or the grocery store, my mind went haywire thinking of all the possibilities. I didn’t want to go too lofty for my first go, so a simple ring tray seemed to make the most sense for my initial project.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Air-dry clay
- Parchment paper or Silpat
- Small bowl
- Rolling pin
- Faux greenery
- Lay parchment or Silpat on flat surface. Roll out enough clay to accommodate the size of your ring tray.
- Place your bowl upside down on top of clay and press down, removing excess, as if the bowl is a cookie cutter.
- Turn bowl right side up and fill with a bit of warm water. Curl edges of new circle cut-out upwards and use warm water and fingers to smooth out edges and imperfections.
- Press greenery into clay and leave to air-dry for up to 2 days. Routinely come back to press greenery into clay as it’s drying, as the clay will push it out as it’s drying.
And there you have it, a simple DIY spring clay ring tray!
Be sure to check out Leigh of The Little By Little Home’s simple elegant spring tablescape along with the rest of the creative ladies participating in this year’s Celebrate Spring Blog Hop below!