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DIY Clay Servingware
Level:
Beginner
How-To:
Home Decor
Seasonal Event:
Fall

MATERIALS:

  • Oven-bake clay
  • Metal serving utensils
  • Rolling pin
  • Utility or x-acto knife
  • Polymer clay sealant
  • Brush
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking pan

INSTRUCTIONS:

To Create the Spiral Version:

  1. Roll the clay in your hands to soften it.
  2. Working on a covered surface, roll the clay out to make a long string even in thickness. Do not use any powder to roll this out because it could prevent to the clay from sticking to the utensil. PRO TIP: If the clay roll gets too long, cut it because it will become uneven.
  3. Attach the clay to the spoon by wrapping it on a diagonal. Start at the top of the handle, the part closest to the bowl of the spoon.
  4. Continue wrapping until the entire handle is tightly wrapped.
  5. Once you are at the end of the spoon, pinch the clay to cover the entire end and to secure the clay. PRO TIP: you can use super glue to secure any areas that you think didn’t adhere properly after baking.

To Create the Fall Marble Version:

  1. Roll out at least three different colors of clay into long strips. Squeeze the long strips together and twist them so that it looks like licorice.
  2. Fold the clay and roll out into a long strip again, repeat until well-marbled.
  3. Place the clay onto a non-stick covered surface and use a rolling pin to roll the clay out into a long rectangle long enough to cover the spoon.
  4. Sandwich the flattened clay onto the spoon handle to secure it on and cut off any excess clay.
  5. Use your hands to press the clay securely onto the spoon and seal the seam.

To Bake Your Clay Serveware:

  1. Place your serving ware on a parchment paper-covered pan.
  2. Bake according to the instructions on the clay package. Usually, this is 15 minutes per ¼” of thickness at 275 degrees.
  3. Apply the sealant to the clay according to the instructions once it has cooled completely. Allow the sealant to cure and enjoy!

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