For today’s project, I’m using a Dollar Tree bird and platter to make a faux ceramic jewelry dish that looks like it cost more than $2!

This project was originally posted at Dollar Store Crafts, where you can find me every Tuesday!

I actually have a few extra birds and platters…contact me if interested!


Project Estimate:

  • Bird – $1
  • Platter – $1
  • Glue – on hand
  • Paint – on hand
  • Glaze – on hand or $2



To make your own jewelry dish:

Step one:  Glue the bird onto the platter.  (I purchased both items at Dollar Tree).

Step two:  Prime and paint the platter.  I used Krylon’s Ivory spray paint.

Step three:  Brush the glaze (DecoArt’s Renaissance Brown) onto the bird, then wipe off the excess with a towel.  Repeat until the entire project is covered.  If you make a mistake, wet a clean brush and wipe off the excess glaze.


If this dish is going to get heavy use, you may want to seal it with a finishing spray.  I think it would make a cute bird feeder, too, if you added a pedestal.  You could even make your jewelry dish in other colors to match your decor.  There are so many possibilities with this project!  What will your jewelry dish look like?