DIY Stamped Clay Dish

DIY Stamped Clay Jewelry Dish

I had so much fun making the Stamped Clay Gift Tags at Christmas that I decided to try a few more experiments with the cornstarch clay and my PSA Essentials stamps.  If I could stamp and bake flat pieces of clay, what would happen if I tried to make something dimensional?  My first trial was to make a shallow dish that I could use for storing jewelry.

To make a Stamped Clay Dish, you will need:

one batch of cornstarch clay dough (without the glitter)

rolling pin

large circle for tracing (like a dinner plate)

knife

an oven-safe bowl

stamps

oven

gold permanent marker

cut out clay dough

I rolled out a 1/4 inch thick layer of the dough and cut around it with a knife.

mold dough over bowl

I carefully lifted up the circle of clay and formed it over the bottom of a Corelle bowl.  The clay isn’t going to be perfectly centered on the bowl, and that is fine.  I was going for a more primitive, handmade look anyway.

PSA stamp on wood block

I attached a PSA stamp to a wooden handle to make it easier to use.  You can use whatever you have on hand.

stamp into dough

Press the stamp firmly, but carefully, into the dough.  You want to leave a clear impression in the clay, but you don’t want to distort the shape of the dish too much.

stamp around bowl

Continue stamping all the way around the dish.  Leaving the clay on the oven-safe bowl, bake in a 175 degree oven for an hour.  Remove the dish and oven-safe bowl from the oven and CAREFULLY take the clay dish off of the bowl.  Place the dish in the oven, right side up, and bake for 25 more minutes.

stamped clay dish for jewelry

Remove the dish from the oven and let it cool.  Decorate the dish with a permanent marker or leave it plain.

Stamped Clay Dish

The dish is fragile, so I won’t be using it for anything more than decoration or holding some of my jewelry. I think it has a bit of a Southwestern feel to it, don’t you?   All in all, I think it was a pretty successful first experiment! 

Have you tried any craft experiments lately?

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Comments

  1. Courtney says

    Hi, this looks beautiful. If I make it thicker would it not be as fragile? I’m making them as Christmas gifts for the girls in our family but want them to hold up?! Thanks for the craft Idea I love it.

    • madincrafts says

      Thicker clay would make the bowl more sturdy, but may take longer to dry than mine did. I would suggest trying one test bowl before you start making the ones you want to gift. Hope this helps!

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