Another fave from the archive, (originally posted for Poppytalk by Caitlin of The Merrythought a while back), this air dry clay DIY is super easy and the possibilities are endless! Let's check it out! ~J+E
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
-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.
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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.