Well, folks, it's February, and we all know what that means...anticlimactic Valentine's Day plans for the spoken-for and feelings of inadequacy for the unattached. And I'm here with a simple project to either reinforce or fight those feelings...a personalized heart-shaped ring dish.
Materials: Red Oven-Bake Clay, Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter, Letter Stamps, Rubber Gloves, Rolling Pin, Oven
This project will literally set you back about five bucks and fifteen minute of active crafting time, and you'll end up with a set of letter stamps, which you should be able to find at your local craft store for about a buck (yes, one dollar).
Directions: Roll about half of the clay brick into a ball and flatten to around a 1/4" thickness with a rolling pin.
Use the cookie cutter to cut out a heart. If you don't have a cookie cutter, you can make your own template by drawing/printing out a heart on copy paper, cutting it out, and using it as a guide to cut the clay. A butter knife will do just fine for that.
Gently manipulate the clay to give it some curvature and to smooth out the edges. The gloves just help prevent fingerprints in the clay. You can also use other smooth objects you might have lying around (like a wooden dowel) to help smooth the edges.
Personalize with letter stamps. I put our initials in there.
Bake according to the directions on the clay packaging.
Now load that thing up with rings. Done and done.
Mine has a little home by our favorite wedding photo. Romantic, no?
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