Clay Heart Dish for Valentine’s Day

Give your Valentine an adorable clay heart dish for Valentine’s Day this year and they’ll be able to keep it forever.

Clay Heart Dish for Valentine's Day with the dishes on the counter.

Making some memorable items with clay is fun. Making them into something practical is even better! I love these clay heart dishes for keeping rings in or change. Add some Valentine’s candy to them and wrap them with a pretty bow for your Valentine sweetheart this year.

Today I’m joining a Very Vintage Valentine tour hosted by my friend Summer of Summer Adams. Be sure to visit the other vintage Valentines at the bottom of this post.

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Here is what you’ll need to make these adorable clay heart dishes.



1. Heat the oven according to the directions (I set my oven to 275 deg F). Knead the clay in your hands to warm up. I put the clay on a warm part on top of the stove to get it started. Make sure it is free from plastic.

2. Roll out the clay on parchment paper or a work and bake clay mat.

Rolling out the clay on the counter with a marble rolling pin.

3. Freehand a heart shape into the clay with a tool. When you have the shape you want, put the tool all the way through to cut out the shape.

Cutting out the heart shape in the clay.
Baking the heart shaped clay dish.

3. Smooth out the edges by rubbing them with your fingers.

Smoothing out the edges of the cut heart out of clay.

4. Place the heart in a small ovenproof bowl like a ramekin or a bowl with an angled edge.

Putting the clay heart in a ramekin or bowl to shape it.

Tip: you can also use a cookie cutter to cut out your heart!

Using a cookie cutter to cut out your heart shape.

5. Use stamps for adding an intricate design to your clay heart. You can also use lace or doilies like in these clay hearts I made years ago.

A heart stamp with a floral decoration inside the heart.

6. Cut out some mini hearts to add some to your heart dish and to use the rest of the clay.

Cutting out some mini heart and also the larger hearts in the ramekins.

7. Bake in oven for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

8. With a glaze mixture of one part pink acrylic craft paint and one part water, brush over the mini hearts and allow to dry.

The baked hearts with the mini hearts on the table beside pink roses.

9. Rub paint into the hearts with intricate details like the ones below. Brush on a gold paint and wipe off with paper towel. Allow to dry completely.

The mini hearts with decorations etched inside them.
Up close picture of the small hearts with the word kisses and be mine on the table.

10. Brush satin glaze over top of all the clay hearts to give it a finished pottery look. Allow to dry.

Clay Heart Dish for Valentine's Day/glazed pots.

I love how these adorable heart dishes turned out! I hope this has inspired you to make your own clay heart dishes for Valentine’s Day.

Now be sure to visit my friends below for their Vintage Valentine projects.

Make sure to pin it for later!

Clay Heart Dishes for Valentine's Day poster.

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  1. Oh my gosh, these are absolutely adorable Jamie! You are always so creative and these are such a cute idea!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!


  2. Jamie! These are the sweetest little dishes ever! I’m definitely going to make these for my sweet Mother, 3 sisters and darling daughter for Valentine’s Day…and me too! I have the twin to your heart stamp, I love it. Thanks for sharing your creative genius.

  3. WOW! What an adorable idea Jamie! You are so crafty and creative! We love these little clay hearts!

    Kim & Lacey

    1. Hi Georgia,
      I got it at the Shabby Chic Couture store in Santa Monica. I know they also sell it at The Cross online. Hope that helps!
      Hugs, Jamie

  4. Hi Jamie, I just discovered your blog from Miss Mustard’s Seed. You have an amazing blog and I just signed up for your mailing list 🙂 Looking forward to more of your amazing ideas.

    I would also love to know where you found your wooden beads with the heart.


    1. Hi Michelle, thank you so much and I’m so happy you’re here! I bought those beads at the Shabby Chic Couture store in Santa Monica but I know that The Cross has them online too.
      Hugs, Jamie

  5. These little heart dishes are just the sweetest!! I love how you’ve also added texture to the others too! Hope you have a lovely Valentines Day!

    Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!

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