Our DIY monstera drop dish is such a pretty handcrafted home accessory. Involving clay and painting, it will bring you back to art class days of your adolescence. Simply gather the tools and materials listed below and craft along with our step-by-step photo tutorial today!
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- Rolling Pin
- X-Acto Knife
- Sand Paper
- Paint Brush
- Air Dry Clay
- Blick Matte Acrylic Paint in Sage Blue
- Blick Matte Acrylic Paint in Dark Green Deep
- Pen-Touch Paint Pen in Gold
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Roll out some clay using a rolling pin.
- Trace over the template onto the clay using a blunt pointed tool (a pencil would work).
- Cut out the clay using an X-Acto blade and carve out the details, then clean up the edges.
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Made these this week. My first attempt broke into 3npieces but the second attempt was perfect. I let it dry for 2 days placing it an area where there was no sunlight and no fan. I’m really happy with my end product 🙂
Ohh so glad the 2nd attempt was successful!
Just made this! Such a fun and beautiful project 🙂 Thank you!!
Yay so glad to hear it!!
I made these this week, and after letting them dry for 48 hours, both dishes broke into 5-6 pieces when I picked them up. Any advice for making these a bit more sturdy?
Oh no! What brand of clay did you use?
I tried with both Craftsmart Air Dry clay, and original Sculpey oven baked (the Sculpey ones didn’t break but wouldn’t hold their curved shape well)
This is a new clay we’re going to try, in case you want to give it a go!
I have never tried using sculpey for this project but I would imagine it would need to be baked on top of or in a mold to hold the shape for this project. Be sure that you don’t role the clay out to thin as this will make it more fragile I would suggest at least a 1/4″ thickness. If you want to try the craft smart clay again I have read that you can apply multiple layers of mod podge to the entire project to strengthen the clay.
My granddaughter and I are going to make these for Christmas gifts. She has seen the package of Paper Clay and can’t wait to roll it out.
This is such a fun one!
[…] leaf ring dish for a gift this season and pair it with a pair of earrings or other trinket. This monstera dish tutorial from LiaGriffith uses air dry clay and paint (and a monstera leaf) but you … Read […]
I love this!! I can’t wait to try it. I know some gals that would adore getting these as gifts.
Yay love hearing that! I think these will make awesome gifts 🙂