Moroccan-style DIY trinket dish. How to make your own boho-style trinket dishes for jewelry using dollar store bowls, dye and silver or gold gilding papers!

Moroccan-Style Trinket Dish

Moroccan-style DIY trinket dish. How to make your own boho-style trinket dishes for jewelry using dollar store bowls, dye and silver or gold gilding papers!

I always include pops of color around my home, but there is something about summertime that throws my love for color into overdrive. In particular, I am drawn to bold, juicy Bohemian jewel tones like deep fuschia pinks, purple and teal. I was inspired by colorful classic Moroccan tea glasses to create a Moroccan-style DIY trinket dish.

And the best part is that I spent $0 to make my trinket dish! I already had these supplies on hand! Today is the summer edition of our There for the Making Challenge, hosted by Flourish & Knot, where we can only use items we already have to make something for our home! (You can check out my first challenge project here).

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How to make a Moroccan-style Trinket Dish

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Tutorial:

supplies for how to make a moroccan style trinket dish

1.) Prep your workspace with a piece of waxed paper or a disposable tablecloth. Pour a small amount of FolkArt Ultra Dye into a plastic cup. Lightly dip a foam brush into the dye and begin brushing it onto the outside of a decorative plastic bowl. Allow to dry for several hours or overnight. You do not want the surface to be tacky when you’re working with the gilding papers.

How to make a Moroccan-style trinket dish - add dye to plastic dish

 

2.) Once the bowl is dry, you’re ready to add the gilding papers. Brush on a small amount of gilding adhesive wherever you want to add a metallic accent. This could be along the top edge of the bowl, or you could highlight certain designs if you like. Allow the gilding adhesive to dry until it is tacky – this will take about 10-15 minutes.

3.) Following the package instructions to apply the gilding papers. I found it was easier to cut the papers into smaller strips, especially since I was applying them to a curved surface. Once the papers are applied, let sit for 1-2 hours before removing the backing sheet.

How to make a Moroccan-style trinket dish - applying silver gilding sheets

4.) When the backing sheet has been removed, go over the gilded areas with a gilding brush to buff away any loose paper pieces.

5.) You may want to protect your finished trinket dish by spraying it with a coat or two of a spray acrylic sealer. If I handled the dish too much, a small amount of dye did rub off on my fingertips.

Moroccan-style DIY trinket dish. How to make your own boho-style trinket dishes for jewelry using dollar store bowls, dye and silver or gold gilding papers!

Moroccan-style DIY trinket dish. How to make your own boho-style trinket dishes for jewelry using dollar store bowls, dye and silver or gold gilding papers!

I experimented a bit with the gilding papers to see which style I liked better – gilding the edge of the dish or accenting some of the design. I prefer the look of just the edge. But if you have a really neat design on your dish, it’d be fun to highlight it with papers!

Moroccan-style DIY trinket dish. How to make your own boho-style trinket dishes for jewelry using dollar store bowls, dye and silver or gold gilding papers!

My husband and I have a running joke that I cannot pass up tiny bowls and trinket dishes – I have quite the collection cropping up all over our house! These Moroccan-style trinket dishes are perfectly sized for holding a few pieces of jewelry on my nightstand or washi tape and office supplies on my desk. I will note that even though I used the dye on the outside of these bowls, I personally would prefer not to serve food in them.

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Moroccan-style DIY trinket dish. How to make your own boho-style trinket dishes for jewelry using dollar store bowls, dye and silver or gold gilding papers!

There for the Making: Summer Challenge

Be sure to check out the other There for the Making: The Zero Dollar DIY Challenge projects being shared today!

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13 thoughts on “Moroccan-Style Trinket Dish

  1. Lidia

    Oohh I’m with you on trinket bowls, I have them everywhere in the house! But not this cute!! I’ll need to try this this weekend!

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  2. Sarah Burnell

    This is so cool! I love the colour you chose – I feel like I need more purple in my life. I will have to get my hands on some gilding paper and try this out. Thank you so much for being a part of There for the Making this time around!

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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Thank you Sarah! I have plenty of purple in my life if you need some inspiration 😉 Thanks for coordinating this challenge – it’s so fun to see what everyone comes up with!

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  3. Erin

    Oh! I’m so glad I saw your project! I bought some of that Folk Art Dye in a turqouise colour and I had NO idea what to do with it! Now I know exactly what I can do!! I even have left over gold gilding paper… so really, it’s meant to be! 😀

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  4. Emma C.

    I love that super cool bowls! Purple is my favorite color and the idea is perfect. I would put such bowls in every room in my house.

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