DIY | Clay Circle Garland

Contributor post by  Caitlin of The Merrythought

Air dry clay is one of my favorite materials to use while crafting. It's so simple and the options for projects are endless! I recently made a moon phase mobile using air dry clay and loved the tiny circles so much that I decided to make a long garland out of them. I have primarily been using unfinished wood and plants to decorate my spaces lately and I love how the natural texture of the clay fits in with these materials.

-Air Dry Clay
-Rolling Pin
-Circle Cookie Cutter
-Embroidery Needle or Skewer
-Glue (I used 527 Multi-Use Glue and it worked amazingly.)

-Roll out clay to about 1/4" thick.
-Use cookie cutter to cut out desired number of circles. (I did 24.)

-Use an embroidery needle or skewer to make two holes on opposite sides of each circle. *Save two circles for the end pieces and only put one hole in each of these.
-Let dry according to directions.
-Once it is dry, you can smooth out any rough edges with sandpaper if desired.

-Cut out 3" pieces of string to go between each of the circles.

-Put a small dab of glue at the opening of the hole and use the embroidery needle to help push the string into place. Repeat until you have a complete chain. Be sure not to pull the string from the previous circle when attaching to the next circle.
-Let glue dry completely.

Click here to see the garland in Caitlin's bedroom which she just posted about on The Merrythought this week.

About the Contributor

Caitlin McGrath lives in a small town in Western New York. When her face isn't hidden behind her camera, she's usually crafting and daydreaming for The Merrythought, where she is a part of the three lady team sharing DIY projects, recipes, fashion, home décor & and bits of daily life.

Jan Halvarson



This is amazing! love it :)

Maths Munyip said...

What a brilliant idea. So fabulous, this would look beautiful in my little girls bedroom. Lucy x

Ola said...

Thank you for the inspiration! It is a really beautiful idea, so that next year I will try to make some easter eggs or bunnys or even a few lovely stars for x-mas! Greetings from Switzerland, Ola