DIY Polymer Clay Mini Vases

Another day, another DIY! Initially this project was something else but it went completely wrong and I got upset about it. I almost throw the clay in the trash but decided to play a little before and somehow I ended up doing this one. And I must say the failure turned into success. Today we are going to make these cute polymer clay mini vases. Those are very useful for me because they can be so much at one time. Use them as pots for plants, holders for office supplies, put magnets on them and you’ll have a fridge holders. Of maybe you will came up with your own idea on how to use them. The coolest part is that the color, pattern, design and a size of the vase is totally customizable so here you are allowed to play your rules.

- oven bake or air dry clay
- clay roller
- plastic knife or similar
- small dowel rod or similar
- strong magnets (optional)
- super glue (optional)

Mix  2-3 clay colors together. I put them all together in a ball and then pulled the ball apart and put it back together a bunch of times, before forming it back into a ball.

Roll out the ball with a clay roller to about a 1/4 inch thickness. The clay can be a little thinner than that too, but just make sure it’s the same thickness for the entire slab. I found that pieces that are semi rectangular in size (longer in one direction) are best.

Then, form the slab into a tube, remove excess, and connect the two ends. Next, put the tub on your finger and bend over the edges of one end, as shown in the photo. This is to create the bottom / base of the container.

Turn the tube right side up again and use a dowel on the side to press together the clay that now forms the bottom of the container. This helps flatten the base too. Bake in the oven according to instructions on packaging (or air dry if using air dry clay).

Once baked, you can either add a heavy duty magnet, like the ones I used. They’re really, really strong (can hold up to 8 pounds I think).  Just attach with super glue.




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