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DIY Lace Clay Bowls

Learn how to make lace clay bowls with air dry clay and lace. Stamping lace on clay is easy to do and it adds a beautiful touch of elegance.

Lace Clay Bowls with text overlay: How to make Lace Clay Bowls. Learn how.

Last week I showed you how to make a clay bowl and I mentioned that I wanted to make a lace version. Making clay bowls is super fun that I couldn’t help but make the lace version right away. Plus I had left over air dry clay to from that project that I could use. Yay!

Before I got started on the lace stamped clay bowls, I had to find lace or a doily to use as the stamp. My search for lace was short, since I had left over lace from the romantic lace candle holders that I made a little while ago.

Ready to learn how to make DIY lace stamped clay bowls?

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How to make lace stamped clay bowls



Step 1: Take a small amount of air dry clay out of the packaging. Enough clay to make a bowl.

Warming air dry clay in hands.

Step 2: Put the clay on a piece of wax paper. Use a clay rolling pin to flatten the clay to about 1/4 inch thick.

Flattening the clay with a rolling pin.
Clay with rolling pin.

Step 3: Lay lace over the clay. I used two different pieces of lace to fill the space.

You can also use a doily.

I suggest you place the side that has the most details face down onto the clay (the flatter side up).

Lace ribbon over clay.
Place lace over the clay.
Place second row of lace on clay.
Using lace to stamp on clay.

Step 4: Use a clay rolling pin to stamp the lace onto the clay. To do this roll the rolling pin over the lace while pressing down.

Using a rolling pin to stamp lace on clay.

Step 5: Peel away the lace from the clay.

Peel away lace to reveal stamp.
Peel away lace to reveal stamp on clay.
Lace stamped clay.

Step 5: Place a bowl over the clay and cut around it with a clay knife.

The bowl I used was 5 inch in diameter. You can also use a cookie cutter if you have one the size you want.

Cut around bowl.
Cutting around a bowl excess clay.
Clay cut around bowl.

Step 6: Remove the excess clay from around the bowl.


Step 7: Take the bowl off from over the clay.

Lace stamped clay circle.

Step 8: Place the lace clay circle into a bowl. I used a bigger bowl with a 6.5 inch diameter.

Place stamped clay inside a bowl.
Lace clay inside bowl.

Step 9: Smooth the edges using your fingers.

Smooth edges with fingers.

Step 10: Allow the bowl to dry.

Air dry clay inside bowl.

Mine took about 48 hours to dry. It took longer than my previous clay bowl because there was less air circulating around it and it was a larger piece.

Dried lace clay bowl.

Step 11: Use a file or sandpaper to smooth the rough edges.

Use file to smooth rough edges.

Step 12: Enjoy your decorative lace clay bowl.

Air dried lace clay bowl.

DIY Lace Clay Bowls

Closeup of lace clay bowl.
Three lace stamped clay bowls.
Close up of lace stamped clay bowl.

Didn’t the lace clay bowl turn out awesome? As you can see I enjoyed making it so much that I ended up making three of them! The packaging of air dry clay I bought was enough to make the first clay bowl and then three lace clay bowls!

My daughters have already claimed them as their new jewelry dishes. I must say that these lace clay bowls make beautiful elegant jewelry dishes!

If you liked working with lace, these lace doily bowls look like a lot of fun to make! I have used the same method to make a gold lace crown for my daughter’s 13th birthday a few years ago.

I hope I have inspired you to create your own lace clay bowl!

Check out these pottery bowl painting ideas if you want to paint a clay bowl!


Thursday 22nd of February 2024

Simply GORGEOUS and such a BRILLIANT idea! I’d love for you to join us over at the Creatively Crafty Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday Followed and Pinned! Creatively, Beth

MaryJo Materazo

Wednesday 21st of February 2024

These came out great! I keep seeing all theses air clay projects. I think I need to give it a try! Thank you for the inspiration. XO- MaryJo @