You know that whole thing I said yesterday that Im all ready for fall? Well, maybeee that wasn’t 100% true. Or at least I am not at the point where I’m okay with letting go of fruit-themed diys. If you want a fun way to add some cuteness to your wardrobe, you’ll definately want to make these strawberry brooches! Here’s how:
I ended up using a mix of acrylic paint and paint markers to make my strawberry face. I would also recommend not getting Fimo effect clay like pictured above. It was a bit too dry and hard to work with. The soft worked MUCH better!
First roll out your clay and punch your strawberry shape with a cookie cutter. Set on baking pan until you’ve made the amount you wanted. Bake according to clay instructions and let cool.
To paint your face, all you need to draw are two U’s and a smaller U for the mouth. Two dots under the eyes and some green hair will add a bit more personality to your berry! Glue the pin back on, let dry and you’re all set!
This really may just be the cutest project I’ve ever made. I’m considering branching out into other shapes to make a whole fruit family. What do you think?!
Well ladies, Galentine’s day is quickly approaching. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, watch this and come right back because you’re going to want to learn how to make these clay GIRLBOSS gift tags for all your friends!
1. On wax paper, roll out our clay, making sure the surface is smooth and level.
2. Use your cookie cutter to make the heart shape. Remove excess and set aside. You can use the scraps later to make marbled hearts.
3. Load your stamp tool (it will be a reverse image), then stamp one line at a time, for example, I stamped the word ‘girl’ first in all the hearts before moving on to ‘boss’.
4. Bake at 275°F for 15 minutes. Let cool and attach to your gifts with super tape, glue dots, hot glue, etc. You can also punch a hole in the hearts before baking if you’d rather string them onto your packages.
Easy as that! How are you celebrating Galentine’s day this year?
I’m always amazed that when I make something out of clay that it doesn’t fall apart. Call me skeptical, but it seems like it should be harder to work with than it is. I’ve been wanting to learn to make my own beads for a while (because hello, endless jewelry projects), so I finally took the plunge and picked up some Premo Clay to start experimenting with!
Before you begin, preheat your oven according to the instructions on the back of your clay.Cut of a chunk of clay and mend in your hands. When soft, roll out on wax paper (this will help keep your clay clean). Once you have the amount of clay you want, shape by rolling in between your two palms like you’re making a ball.
There are a variety of ways to make your own beads. I really liked playing around with creating new shapes and sizes without any real guide. For those of you looking to create a more symmetrical piece, the bead kit does comes with a circle punch that helps you measure out the same amount of clay per bead. Just be sure to repeat the same technique when shaping.
Once you have your desired bead shape, you’ll need to pierce it to create your hole. Poke through on one side until barely making it through, then repeat on the other side, starting where the existing hole is. Set on baking pan when done.
*Tip: Wash your hands in between each color to avoid the colors mixing in with one another.
Bake in the oven according to clay instructions. Let cool then string on leather cord to wear! If you have any tips or tricks for making your own beads, I’d love to hear them in the comments below!
As much as I love earrings, I somehow ALWAYS lose them. Since it’s a pretty nasty (and expensive) habit, I’m attempting to make more of my own. Using oven-bake clay is not only cost efficient, but also easy and fun! And with several cutter shapes and paint options to choose from, the possibilities are endless.
Cut of a chunk of clay from your block and start mending in your hands. Try to remove all lumps and air bubbles by rolling it back in forth between your fingers.
Next, roll out your clay on wax paper, making sure it’s even all the way through. If the clay is uneven, your earrings will be too.
Just like you would with cookie dough, punch out your shape then transfer onto a baking sheet. Don’t transfer with the wax paper because it will burn when you bake it.
Bake in the oven at 275° for 15 minutes. Let cool, then paint. Once the paint is dry, apply the earring backs with E-6000 glue and let dry fully overnight. Earrings will be wearable in the morning!