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Maria Provenzano has an adorable way to put fruit on display.

MATERIALS:

  • Air dry clay, non-toxic
  • Rolling pin
  • Wax paper or non-stick surface to work on
  • Sandpaper
  • Acrylic paint, non-toxic
  • Paintbrush
  • Polyurethane sealant

TO CREATE THE DIMPLED CITRUS BOWL:

  • Oranges

TO CREATE THE CUTOUT FRUIT BOWL

  • Cookie cutters
  • X-Acto knife
  • Existing bowl to size and shape the bowl

INSTRUCTIONS:

TO CREATE DIMPLED CITRUS BOWL

1. Roll the clay into a ball or cylinder, compress it without breaking or cracking so that no air gets in.

2. Roll the ball out flat with a rolling pin on a non-stick surface into about 2” thick square.

3. Use the oranges to press dimples into the bowl.

4. Allow the clay to dry for about two days since it’s thick. There should be information on the packaging on how long the clay takes to dry based on thickness though.

5. Sand down any undesired bumps or grooves.

6. Paint. Allow the paint to dry.

7. Coat with the sealant and allow it to cure completely this is different than being dry to the touch. In order for the coating to be food safe it has to cure. The curing time will be in the directions on the packaging.

8. Place your citrus and enjoy!

TO CREATE THE CUTOUT BOWL

1. Roll the clay into a ball or cylinder, compress it without breaking or cracking so that no air gets in.

2. Roll the ball out flat with a rolling pin on a non-stick surface into about ½” thick.

3. Flip the bowl upside down onto the clay and use it as a guide to cut the circle of the bowl. Cut out with x-Acto knife.

4. To create the cutouts, press cookie cutters into the clay in the desired pattern.

5. Place the bowl upside down to use as a mold and place the clay on top so it dries in a bowl shape.

PRO TIP: Once the clay has dried for an hour or so, use your fingers to scallop the edges if desired.

6. Allow the clay to dry for about a day. There should be information on the packaging on how long the clay takes to dry based on thickness though.

7. Sand down any undesired bumps or grooves.

8. Paint. Allow the paint to dry.

9. Coat with the sealant and allow it to cure completely this is different than being dry to the touch. In order for the coating to be food safe it has to cure. The curing time will be in the directions on the packaging.

10. Place your fruit and enjoy!

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