Yay, I’m so excited about this week. Wednesday was the first day of spring, and we are in full bloom here in the desert! So, it’s only fitting that today we are sharing the spring’s edition of the “Make It Challenge.”
Last fall I participated in the first “Make It Challenge,” where a group of bloggers collaborated and created different projects out of wood. You can see more from that challenge here. The wood projects were all amazing, so I was eager to participate again, and I was even more eager to hear which craft medium we would be using.
However, when I got the news that we would be using clay, I had mixed feelings. At first, I was excited! Clay is a medium I’m pretty comfortable with and really enjoy using. But this time I did not instantly come up with a fabulous project to share.
So, I decided to push out completing the project until I had a unique idea. I let it go and figured the right craft would come eventually, and one did.
I love to update our throw pillows with the seasons, which can be an expensive habit! When it started to feel like spring outside, I inevitably got the urge to go pillow shopping. But this time I decided to get creative, and finally, I had my “MIC” idea!
Instead of getting something new, I would update what we have with DIY clay beads.
These DIY clay beads are more like little sculptures you adhere to the pillow using glue. They are easy to make and can be created in many colors and styles. Let’s get to making!
Supplies for DIY beads:
Clay in multiple colors
To create the shapes, roll the clay into even snakes. The longer your snake, the larger the shape will be. Cut the ends of the snake off. Fold a small part of the clay snake in half to create the center of the shape, then fold the clay over the arch back and forth until the snake ends. Bake according to the directions on the package.
To create a marble effect, twist two different colored snakes together. Then fold in half and twist again. Finally, roll the clay into a snake large enough to create a shape.
After the clay is baked and cooled, dab e6000 across the back of the shape and adhere it to the pillow.
Pretty easy right?!
Here are the links to the other bloggers’ posts!
Want to join in?
Share your latest clay projects on Instagram with #makeitchallenge for a chance to be featured on the @makeitchallengecommunity feed.
Spatial Dwelling | DIY Clay Planters
ctrl + curate | DIY Palo Santo Holder + Match Striker
Shrimp Salad Circus | DIY Baby Clay Handprint Keepsake Frame
Design Fixation | DIY Clay Candle Holders
Alice & Lois | DIY Clay Wall Hanging
Delineate Your Dwelling | Make Clay Vase Wall Hanging
Bliss Makes | Make Clay Beads To Decorate A Pillow
Idle Hands Awake | DIY Clay Rainbow Photo Holder
Fall for DIY | DIY Terracotta Clay Hanging Planters