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The Perfect Valentine’s Day DIY Gift: Heart-Shaped Jewelry Tray

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Looking for a Valentine's Day Gift idea that’s more personal and creative than a card and some chocolate? Here's the perfect Valentine's Day DIY gift idea!
Photo by Anna Elliott/Shelearnsthings.com


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Chocolate is usually the go-to gift for Valentine’s Day. And it’s everywhere: it seems like whichever way you turn, there it is! Lining the candy aisles, in a little dish at a friend’s house or on your most popular 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, to replace the oft-tired option of chocolate, I came up with a very cute, very gift-able alternative—and bonus, it will last much longer than a candy bar: a heart-shaped Valentine’s Day DIY jewelry tray.

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This Valentine’s Day DIY is perfect for holding rings, earrings or other small items. Carve out a few minutes to make a heartfelt gift your friend will love!

Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Day DIY Jewelry Tray

LightWorkers Heart-Shaped Jewelry Tray: This Valentine’s Day DIY Is the Perfect Gift.

Photo by Anna Elliott/Shelearnsthings.com

You’ll Need:

  • red and pink clay (I used “Sculpey” clay)
  • heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • rolling pin

Directions:

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

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

LightWorkers Heart-Shaped Jewelry Tray: This Valentine’s Day DIY Is the Perfect Gift.

Photo by Anna Elliott/Shelearnsthings.com

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.

LightWorkers Heart-Shaped Jewelry Tray: This Valentine’s Day DIY Is the Perfect Gift.

Photo by Anna Elliott/Shelearnsthings.com

6. Bake the clay according to package directions.

LightWorkers Heart-Shaped Jewelry Tray: This Valentine’s Day DIY Is the Perfect Gift.

Photo by Anna Elliott/Shelearnsthings.com

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

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