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DIY Clay Tray

June 19, 2013

Also helps to sing patty cake while making this…

ClayTray7I can’t remember the last time I played with clay! But there was something about this pack of clay that spoke to me as I walked past it in the aisle at Michael’s.

The amazing thing about oven bake clay is you can literally make anything you want including a fantastic new tray for your bracelets, keys or anything else you want to place on a tray.

What you will need is:

  • A pack of oven bake clay
  • Paint and paint brush
  • A craft knife
  • Anything you want to use to shape, mold or impress on the clay


I started out kneading my clay to get it ready to mold.

claytray2I used a small dinner plate and molded the clay about a half inch thick to make the base of the tray.

ClayTray3With my craft knife, I went around and made scalloped cuts.

ClayTray5 ClayTray6I placed the plate with the clay still on top in the toaster oven and baked it for about 20-30 minutes. Depending on your clay, you may need to bake it longer or shorter.

After the plate and clay had cooled, I used a spatula to remove the the clay tray and began painting with my multi-purpose paint. I painted about 3 coats to give it solid coverage.

With a white gel pen, I then drew some fun polka dots and my initials in the middle just in case someone tries to claim it as theirs.

ClayTray9 ClayTray8

This may be as easy as a kindergarden craft but so much more sassier! Enjoy!

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