DIY Valentine’s Gift: Heart-Shaped Jewelry Tray

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Get personal and creative with your Valentine’s gifts this year.

Chocolate is the go-to Valentine’s Day gift. You can’t go out in public this time of year without running into it. Wherever you go, there it is--lining the candy aisles, sitting in a little dish at a friend’s house or scattered across your coworker’s desk.

While I love chocolate as much as the next person, sometimes it feels like we’ve had enough sweets by this time of year. So I came up with a cute, giftable alternative that will last a lot longer than a candy bar: a heart-shaped, DIY jewelry tray! This Valentine’s Day DIY is perfect for holding rings, earrings or other small trinkets. So this year, surprise your loved ones with a heartfelt gift they’ll adore.

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Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Day DIY Jewelry Tray

You’ll Need:

●        red and pink clay (I used “Sculpey” clay)

●        heart-shaped cookie cutter

●        rolling pin


1. Remove a portion of clay from the block. For this tray, I used 1/4 of both the red and pink clay from the block I purchased.

2. Begin rolling the clay out into long, thin pieces or “snakes.”

3. For a “mixed colors” look, go ahead and twist the red and pink together to blend them. The smaller the pieces you roll out, the thinner the lines will be between the red and the pink. I wanted the rings to really stand out on this tray, so I used two bigger pieces, but an intricate design is fun as well.

4. Squish the clay into a ball.

5. Using the rolling pin, roll the clay flat until it is the thickness you desire for the tray.

6. Bake the clay according to package directions.

7. And that’s it! I hope your friends love this gift as much as you love them.

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Ana Elliott is a freelance writer and photographer based in the Midwest. In her free time, you can find her seeking out a good honey latte and/or just trying to keep another houseplant alive. You can see more from Ana on her lifestyle blog, She Learns Things.