DIY Gold Leaf Place Settings

Unskinny Boppy

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Nothing sets the tone for an autumnal gathering like a little bit of nature and a little bit of bling. Beth made these golden leaves out of polymer clay and a coat of spray paint. She shares a helpful tip on how to flatten the clay using an unlikely kitchen tool. Can you guess what it is?

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A pasta maker! Genius.

Beth found the most efficient way to get an even, 1/4" thickness in the clay, and also get a detailed press from the leaf:

Running the clay through a pasta machine a few times is quick and easy. Once you have a nice big rectangle of clay, center your leaf up in the middle of it and roll it through the pasta machine right on top of the clay. I found it works better if you narrow the width on the pasta machine down just a smidge to get it to press deeper into the clay (but not too much or it will crush the leaf).

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