I’ve decided that I completely love the craft and gift possibilities with Sculpley Clay! After making clay keyrings I decided to make this heart hanger too and I’m already (prematurely) planning to make Christmas tree decorations and present tags. It’s such a great material to work with and my girls have loved creating with it as well.
The backdrop, if you’re interested, is actually the abstract art canvas I made with my daughter. Another great activity to do with children.
All you need is:
Cookie cutter or similar
Straw (or something else to punch the hole with)
Rubber stamp (you could also press something textured into the clay, like a lace doiley)
String (I used embroidery thread)
Start by warming the clay in your hands then roll it with a rolling pin (to around 1/4 inch thickness).
Cover your clay with cling film (to create a smooth rounded edge) then use a cookie cutter or similar to cut the shape.
Use a straw to push a hole through the clay then decorate as you wish. For this design, I used rubber stamps.
Place on a baking tray in an oven at 130 degrees celsius for around 15-25 minutes depending on the thickness of your clay.
Once fully cooled fix string through the hole to create your hanger.
If you can part with your beautiful creation you could wrap it in tissue paper and give as a gift on its own, hang off a plant or a bunch of flowers, fix to a bottle of bubbles, or if you’re planning a REALLY special gift you could tie a bracelet or ring to it (perhaps with ‘will you marry me?’ stamped onto the heart for the perfect proposal?).
Until next time,
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