It’s Create & Share Challenge time! I’ve once again teamed up with some amazing bloggers to create something unique; this time with Clay!
I’ve completed several air dry clay projects, some turn out better than others. Fortunately this project was super easy to make. But if you want to see a more complicated project, then come back tomorrow!
Today’s project was inspired by Fixer Uppers “Plain Gray Ranch“ project. They had these custom wall vases created and I fell in love with the idea.
Here’s my version and how to make them.
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- Air dry clay, I used Crayola brand.
- Knife or clay cutter
- Wax paper
- Ruler or Straight Edge
- Rubber Stamp and Ink pad
Step 1: gather all your supplies.
Step 2: roll out your clay on wax paper, I made mine about 1/4″ thick.
Step 3: Start cutting the clay with a ruler
Step 4: cut into a rectangle strip, I made mine about 15″ long and 4″wide.
Step 5: if you plan on adding a detail then stamp the clay.
Step 6: Then after you stamp, fold the clay over creating a pocket. You’ll need to add something inside to keep the clay from collapsing. I used my stamp pad!
Step 7: I also created 2 vases without the stamp detail. Instead I used a clay tool and made indentations as the details. I also used extra scrap wood to hold the clay.
Step 8: I don’t have a picture for this step, but cut 2 small holes at the top, I used a straw. Next, let it dry over night. Then the next day remove the support piece and let it dry another day. The clay will turn white when it’s completely dry.
Once everything is dry you can add a string through the holes and it’s ready to be hung!
I added faux lavender to mine, it’s my favorite for Spring! I currently have these hanging in my office, but they might find a new home soon. Here’s more after pics.
The stamped portion came out much lighter than I would have liked, so in the future I might do without. Otherwise I love how they turned out!
Ready for some more clay inspiration? You’ll definitely be able to get some great ideas below! So make sure to stop by everyone’s blog to check out their project.
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