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DIY: Polymer Clay Ring Dish That Sparkles

I love a useful art project. So, when my husband said he needed somewhere to put his end-of-the-day change, I said “hey, I’m on it.”

And so...the star dish was born.

And it was fun to make because it SPARKLES WITH GLITTER!!

diy polymer clay ring dish

But, before I show you the step by step how you can make one too, a little Buddhist teaching:

giving in buddhism teaching


Materials Used

Ceramic or acrylic paints


diy ring dish supplies


Tools used

Rolling pin


Something to cut a circle shape

Ceramic bowl to make shape

diy ring dish tools


Step 1:

Knead your clay until soft

kneading clay for diy ring dish

Step 2:

Roll the clay till it’s as big as you want it.

Make sure the thickness stays at about a quarter inch.

rolling clay for kneading clay for diy ring dish

Step 3:

Cut your clay in a circle shape

I used a pot lid with a sharp underneath. It was perfect.

Step 4:

Gently lay your clay circle inside of another dish to form the shape

shaping clay  for diy ring dish

Step 5:

Bake your clay according to the instructions

Mine said 20 mins at 300 degrees for a quarter inch thick piece of clay

backed bowl shape  for diy ring dish

Step 6:

Paint the inside of your hardened dish a dark blue

Leave the top edge unpainted for now

paint first coat of  diy ring dish

Step 7:

After the blue paint dries, cover it with a coat of glossy varnish and move on to the next step while it’s still wet.

Step 7:

While the varnish is still wet, cover the inside of your bowl with matching blue glitter so it coating the whole inside.

Then let it dry

Step 8:

Collect and put back the excess glitter into its container

put away glitter

Step 9:

Do another coat of gloss varnish

coat the glitter with glaze on the diy ring dish

After your glitter coat is all dry...

glittered and glazed diy ring dish

Step 10:

Flip the dish and paint the bottom metallic gold

Also paint the flat ridge going around

paint the edges of the diy ring dish

Step 11

Start sticking on your gold star stickers to the inside of your your dish

Step 12:

Seal the stickers with another coat of the gloss varnish

final glaze of the diy ring dish

And when it’s dry, you have an amazing out-of-this-world place to keep your pocket change!

star themed diy ring dish

To start the conversation - what other dazzle sticker themes would be good for this project?

Buy the supplies:


how to make a celestial ring dish

a polymer clay ring dish

star dazzling ring dish diy

do it yourself sparkle  ring dish

diy ring dish tutorial


7 Kommentare

Gail Griffin
Gail Griffin
30. Okt. 2019

What a cool idea to use the star stickers! Love how your bowl turned out and the inspiration!

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Gail Griffin
Gail Griffin
30. Okt. 2019

That is a cool idea to use star stickers! Love how your bowl turned out and the inspiration!

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Mary Neumann
21. Okt. 2019

I want to know where mine is! Very cool.

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Heather McClelland
Heather McClelland
16. Okt. 2019

Thanks for all your wonderful comments! This is one of my favorite projects. There’s nothing more fun than covering something entirely with glitter. If you check my etsy shop, I tried some different kinds of flocking.

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Sarah Vanderkooy
Sarah Vanderkooy
15. Okt. 2019

Your dish is beautiful. I love working with clay and I agree it's fun when your project has a purpose.

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