Easy DIY Gift Idea: Trinket Dishes

Learn how to make easy DIY trinket dishes. 

This easy DIY gift idea that can be made in no time at all! Trinket dishes are the perfect gift because everyone has stuff that needs a place and you can customize them for each person!

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I’m linking up with Shani from Sunshine and Munchkins who challenges us each month with a creative theme. This month’s theme is DIY Gifts. Last month’s theme was embroidery hoops. If you have any DIY gifts posts, be sure to link up and share at the end of this post!

How to Make Trinket Dishes

Supplies Needed

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***Image Ideas***

I used images from The Graphics Fairy. She has a ton of vintage images that are free to use. Just right click on each photo and save to your computer.

Creative Market and Etsy are other good places to find images if you’re looking for something specific (search clipart and make sure you’re buying png or jpg files).

You could also use phrases and just type them out in cool fonts.

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  1. Create your image document. Put all of your images on a document sized at 8.5″x 11″. I used photoshop, embedded each image and resized them to fit the flat part of each bowl (less than 2″ x 2″.) If you don’t have photoshop, you can use Canva as well. Canva is an easy to use free graphic design program. Just upload your images and resize them to fit your bowl. I tried to fit as many images on my paper as possible, so that I could make a ton of trinket dishes.
  2. Insert the decal paper into your printer. Be sure that it prints on the decal side. (You might want to do a test print page to see how your paper loads. I typed out “test” and then drew a line on the top sheet of paper in my printer so I could see how it loads. Both of my printers load good sign down.)
  3. Print out your image.
  4. Prepare paper. If you used an inkjet printer, you will need to spray your image several times with clear spray paint. Err on the side of caution and go with 5 times. This will make your paper waterproof which is very important in a few minutes. If you don’t spray it enough, your ink will run a bit. If this happens, don’t panic. Just don’t use a ton of water and have a napkin nearby to soak up the ink. Your image may look a little more “vintage” at that point. 😉 If you have a laser printer, your ink is already waterproof.
  5. Once your paper is ready, cut the designs out. Leave a small outline around each shape. The decal paper is clear, so it doesn’t need to be perfect.trinket dishes | DIY trinket dishes | easy gift idea | vintage trinket dishes | gifts for her | DIY gifts | easy decor #DIYgifts #trinketdishes
  6. Get your bowls nice and clean. I soaked mine in water to remove the stickers on the bottom. Once they were dry, I rubbed them with rubbing alcohol to remove any oil from my skin.trinket dishes | DIY trinket dishes | easy gift idea | vintage trinket dishes | gifts for her | DIY gifts | easy decor #DIYgifts #trinketdishes
  7. Fill a shallow dish with warm water.
  8. Place your decals in the water for a few seconds and remove them.trinket dishes | DIY trinket dishes | easy gift idea | vintage trinket dishes | gifts for her | DIY gifts | easy decor #DIYgifts #trinketdishes
  9. Slide the decal from the paper back onto the bowl. You have time to move it around if needed so don’t worry if you mess it up.
  10. Use an old gift card to squeeze out all of the air bubbles. trinket dishes | DIY trinket dishes | easy gift idea | vintage trinket dishes | gifts for her | DIY gifts | easy decor #DIYgifts #trinketdishes #christmasgifts #christmasgiftsDIY
  11. Let dry and they are done. If you want to protect your design, you can add a few coats of clear spray paint to the top or a coat of decoupage glue.trinket dishes | DIY trinket dishes | easy gift idea | vintage trinket dishes | gifts for her | DIY gifts | easy decor #DIYgifts #trinketdishes #christmasgifts #christmasgiftsDIY

These dishes are perfect for placing your loose change and headphones or whatever you keep in your pockets.

 

PS. These trinket dishes are NOT safe for food. I added stickers to the bottom of mine that say “Not Food Safe.”

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I can’t wait to see what these creative ladies have come up with this month! Go check out their DIY gift ideas!!

Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty
 
 
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Next month’s theme: Snowflakes!

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