Do you know that many designs are made with air-dry clay? Now you can decorate your home with these 10 décor items made with air-dry clay.
Many décor accessories that we find in stores are made by clays. Whether the artist is using polymer clay or air-dry clay, the art of creating shapes and designs with clay is pleasant, exciting, and creative. Air-dry clay is a go-to option if you would like to use soft clay that does not require special baking instructions or complex coloring ways to finish and produce. Air-dry clay is a wonderful alternative to more traditional forms of clay, as you don’t need to bake it at high temperatures in an oven or kiln for it to set. Therefore, it’s quick and easy to use, plus children will love working with it! What can you possibly create using air-dry clay? The list is long. Let’s read through this article as I have listed 10 Décor Items that you can easily create.
When you create an item using air-dry clay, you do not need to take it to a kiln to dry and bake. 2-3 days would be all that it takes to harden depending on the thickness of the item. Air-dry clay is softer than polymer clay, which makes working with it much easier and more convenient.
Coloring an air-dry clay is as well an advantage. I have listed in my blog different ways to color an air-dry clay whether before or after modeling.
Finally, air-dry clay is child-safe and can be used as art and craft for kids above 3 years. So why don’t you enjoy creating some accessories for your kids’ room with the help of their little hands?
Making coasters is a simple and easy craft that you can do with air-dry clay. Whether you decide to color the clay before or after modeling, you will only need to roll the clay and cut it using a mold or the shape you want. You can go creative by creating patterns on the coasters like letters, tree leaf… You can paint the coasters with varnish or mod-podge to ensure long-lasting.
How many times you had a design for a necklace in your head but couldn’t find it in a store? Air-dry clay can save you from this hassle. You can design your necklace with the shape you want and color it in no time and wear it with your favorite clothes on any occasion.
If you got old earrings that you do not like anymore, or you have purchased earring hooks recently? then you can simply design your earrings that match the necklace you created or create new earrings for any occasion. The softness of an air-dry clay makes it easy for you to model the shape you want, and add any extra effects with colors to create any piece of earrings no matter how small or big it is. Hanging the shape that you create to the hook as you model it, makes it perfectly safe and steady when the clay is completely dried.
Though air-dry clay is not waterproof, you can still create the plant pot the way you want and use it for planting. You can finalize the planting process using a plastic pot, and then insert it into the pot you create. This will make it easier for you to change the pot of your plant and keep it safe, and preserve your designed pot to stay dry and beautiful.
A mirror does not have to be always plain. It can be decorated with shapes of any related theme using air-dry clay. Take a look at the mirror in the picture below. I have created these flowers and leaves using the air-dry clay-colored pre-modeling. You can view the tutorial in this video. How easy and nice is that?
Do you have a keychain of your initials? Or your kids’ initials or names? These are just simple ideas for keychains that you can create. This is as well an engaging activity that you can enjoy doing with your kids. After all, how beautiful is it to carry a piece made by your kids wherever you go
Whether you need bowls for display or daily use, air-dry clay is a great choice. Check this video where I have created a jewelry plate using air-dry clay. You can see for yourself how easy and simple modeling an air-dry clay is. I used a vine leaf to create the shape and pattern I wanted and curved it using the bottom of a glass cup and done.
Baby favors are everywhere, but nice favors are not always affordable. Why not give your guests a favor that you have personally made? After all, no occasion will beat in its importance the joy of childbirth. Favors can be anything from key chains to plates, jar tops, decorated mirrors, handprint ornaments.
Whether you are looking for a pen holder to arrange your desk, or offer a personalized gift to your hubby or friend, or even arrange the study room of your kids, air-dry clays are a savor. With such a soft clay that can be modeled in any shape, and colored pre or after modeling, you can create several designs for pen holders, create as many holes as needed to insert pens, and even engrave names for the sake of personalizing the pen holder. Do you have already the design you want to create?
Yes, and I am here referring to any ornament and for any occasion. Do you know that many Christmas ornaments are made with air-dry clay? Do you know that you can make decorative Easter eggs for an egg tree or egg basket with air-dry clay? When it comes to air-dry clay ornaments, the sky is the limit. All you need to do is to have an imagination, get an idea, and implement.
When you think about what can you possibly create with air-dry clay, consider these 10 décor items, although the list is endless. Working with air-dry clay is not only fun, simple, and creative. It also opens door to imagine and create new accessories and items that you can use for decoration or daily use, only at a minimum cost and effort.
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