Looking for a fun and easy craft for Valentine's Day? Aria hosted the sweetest Galentine's playdate the other day with her friends, Peyton and Piper, and they had a blast making these DIY marbled heart dishes. Super cute and under $5 each, these heart dishes are great for holding small jewelry and make the perfect gift for your favorite gal pal!
Step 1 - Bake cookies! Just kidding. This isn't an actual step but it sure did put these gals in a great mood! We bought premade cookie dough with pink and red chips and they went nuts over them! And how can you not love the smell of fresh baked cookies while you're crafting?!
Plastic knife or butter knife
Small metal bowl and baking sheet for baking
Wax paper or place mat
2. Lay down some wax paper or a placemat. Using the plastic knife, cut your clay blocks into individual sections then roll each color into a snake about 6" long.
3. Once your snakes are created, group them all together to form one long roll and twist them together!
4. Using your hands, roll your new snake out into a bigger snake twice as long. Aria improvised and spun hers in the air!
5. Fold your new snake in half and twist together. Repeat the twist, roll, fold process again 3-4 times to create a marbleized effect.
6. Mush your clay into a ball and then using a rolling pin (or flat glass jar) roll your dough out into a circle about 1/4" thick.
7. Using your plastic knife or butter knife, carefully cut your clay into a heart shape. We eyeballed ours and then reshaped the edges a bit to make them symmetrical. You can also cut out a heart on a piece of paper and use it as a template while cutting.
8. Carefully round up your edges to form a dish.
9. Place your hearts in a small metal bowl on a baking sheet and bake according to the instructions on your clay packaging. We just happened to have these little heart shaped mini baking pans handy! We baked ours for 10-12 minutes on 275° F.
10. COOKIE BREAK! Look at that joy!
11. After your hearts have finished baking (do not over bake!) remove them from the oven and allow them to cool. Flip over your pan and gently tap to remove your dish. Once completely cooled, shake up your gold paint marker and carefully paint the edges of your dish to give it a gilded effect. Let paint dry.
12. At this point, you're done! If you'd like, you can add a final glaze to give your dish a little shine. (Note: This won't make your dish waterproof! Just glossy!)
How sweet are they?! I love how the girls all used the exact same clay colors but each dish turned out unique! They had so much fun and were so proud of themselves that we had to do a little photo shoot!
Happy Galentine's Day, Loves!
Aimey + Aria
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