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Here’s How to Make Your Very Own DIY Leaf Trinket Dish

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If you’ve been admiring leaf trinket dishes, like the kind found in chic homeware websites such as ASOS or Anthropologie, but fancy making your very own, good news is you’re in luck.

This DIY leaf trinket dish tutorial is created by Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice, and is the perfect way to get crafty and transition into the new season.

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The DIY Leaf Trinket Dish is a simple take on chic trinket dishes such as Koopmans Leaf Trinket Dish, ASOS

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“Metallic accessories are a simple and effective way to add a pinch of glamour and light to any space,” she advises.

It can complement a whole host of autumnal interior trends, but may be particularly suited to a room dripping in jewel tones.

Not to mention, it’s the perfect excuse to go out for an autumnal walk!

DIY Leaf Trinket Dish

You will need:

  • Modelling clay
  • A few leaves
  • Metallic paint  (Acrylic will work well)
  • Rolling pin
  • Craft knife
  • Good quality brushes


DIY leaf trinket dish

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  1. Gather your supplies. Visiting your local hobby and craft store is a good place to pick up everything you need, while a walk in your local park is sure to provide a good supply of leaves.
  2. Roll the clay out, then firmly press the leaf onto it so the veins are clearly imprinted. Trim away the excess clay following the leaf’s outline.
  3. Using fingers, gently curl up the sides of the dish to form a shallow edge.
  4. Allow it to dry on a cooling rack overnight, then paint on the desired metallic shade and allow to dry completely before using.
  5.  You now have your very own chic trinket dish to place jewellery on!
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Rebecca Snowden is Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice, a quality seller of stylish, quality furniture that everyone can afford since 2005.