Decorating with Air Dry clay is so easy and really fool proof. If you want to have great décor pieces, but just don’t want to spend a fortune on the latest trends, try creating them yourself with Air Dry Clay. The linen white matte finish mimics unfired porcelain but has incredible durability.
Fun for the family
For busy moms who would love to be creative but rarely have the time, this is a fun family activity. While your kids are busy sculpting pinch pots, jewelry or animals, you can be creating great home décor pieces. Allow one night for sculpting, let your creations dry overnight and paint the next day. But this is not just for decor or crafting. Try making jewelry pieces. They are not only beautiful, but so lightweight you wont even know your wearing them.
Take a trip to the craft store
Start in the kid’s aisle of your local craft store where you will find several versions that all are non-toxic. Crayola makes a great product for under $5. You may need several packs, depending on the size of your project. Collect cookie cutters, rolling pins, lace, and old jewelry to press into the clay to create textures.
Let’s get started
To duplicate my favorite Crate and Barrel Hack, a 24 inch sand dollar that retails for $199, you will need:
- 6 packages Crayola Air Dry Clay
- 1 rolling pin
- 1 package of clay tools
- Download a photo of a sand dollar
Combine all packs of clay together to form a ball. Roll out evenly into a circle about 3/8 inches thick. Using your clay tools, find the center and duplicate the pattern in your photo. Once complete let dry overnight. (Each piece varies on drying time. If there is dampness to the touch, allow for longer drying.)
Don’t worry if you make a mistake. Form your clay into a ball, roll out and try it again.
- Create wraps with texture and design for glass candle holders
- Holiday Nativity sets
- Platters and bowls
- Gift tags
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