Surprisingly Simple Air-Dry Clay Projects to Try

published Sep 2, 2017
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We’re very much on board with the elementary yet sophisticated look of air-dry clay projects. There’s obviously a reason why this material remains to be popular among DIY enthusiasts, and we agree that this is definitely a materials you should keep on hand for your projects. Need a new planter? Grab some air-dry clay. Want some new serving dishes? More air-dry clay. Not sure what to buy your friend for their birthday? Why not make them something custom out of, you guessed it, air-dry clay? The options are endless, and they results are almost always simple, minimal, and oh so desirable. Take a look at some favorite projects we’re crushing on, and get crafting!

Seen above, Design Love Fest’s wall pocket planters are the perfect addition to any blank wall. You can learn how to make them, as well as helpful tricks on how to properly join clay pieces.

Julia of Junifaden made these adorable and easy multi-faceted hanging planters for DeWanda, and I think it’s safe to say that plants and air-dry clay are a perfect match.

Add a few stunning handmade pieces to your dish and serving ware collections with this simple tutorial featured on Passionshake. If black and white feels too simple, you can always trade out the muted tones for something more colorful.

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Further proof that plants need a new air-dry clay planter. Fall for DIY makes our plaited and braided planted dreams come true. Learn how to plait your own with her easy-to-follow tutorial.

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If you’re into plants, but not so much into keeping them alive, why not add some green friends in the form of adorable cacti candle holders from A Beautiful Mess? Break out of the geometric mold and create fun and funky shapes, covered in bright acrylic paint.

Every new homeowner should receive a fresh new key chain after they sign the dotted line. Actually, every homeowner/home renter should own one of these key chains. Head over to Sugar & Cloth and see how Teri Muncey crafted the perfect little detail for your key ring.

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Air-dry clay holds texture and patterns really well, so this DIY dimpled planter should definitely make it on your list of air dry clay projects to try. Experiment using different tools to create a custom look, or visit Burkatron to see how these were made.

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In case you missed it, air-dry clay is also a great source for aroma therapy. See how the team at Etsy Studio made this fun clay wall hanging, and see how to add your favorite essential oils to your clay projects.

What’s your favorite craft material these days? We’d love to hear what projects you’re dreaming up!