Clay Cactus Ring Holder: Functional yet Fabulous!
Made using air dry clay, this fabulously fun cactus ring holder is the perfect way to keep your favourite jewellery neat and safe when you’re not wearing it. Sit it on your dressing table or bedside for a stylish piece of home decor that’s as handy as it is pretty!
You Will Need:
- About 250g of air dry clay
- Pliable wire
- A small dish (this will be the shape of the base of your cactus)
- Gold paint and white paint
- Mod Podge Sealer
- A craft knife
How to Make a Clay Cactus Ring Holder:
Fashion the wire into a cactus shape. By making a wire frame, you’ll ensure your cactus is secure and the arms won’t fall off when it dries!
Tear off about a fifth of the clay, roll out to about 0.5cm thick, and use the small dish as a guide to cut out the base. Smooth the edges with your finger and a bit of water. Put this to one side. Roll small sausages of clay, and push into the wire frame to start building up the cactus.
Keep going until you’ve covered the cactus, and worked out all the lumps – try and get it as smooth as possible; you can use a bit of water on your fingertips to help.
Score the base where the cactus will sit with your craft knife, and the underside of the cactus. Place the cactus on top of the base, and use your craft knife to score the edges.
Smooth the cactus off using a bit of water on your fingers, and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Rest your base on some baking paper with the dish underneath, to help hold it’s shape.
Tip: If your cactus still isn’t completely dry after 24 hours, you can put it in the oven on very low heat for 15 minutes.
Seal your cactus with Mod Podge, and wait for this to dry, then apply a layer of white paint.
Decorate your cactus with gold paint. Once it’s completely dry, seal with another layer of Mod Podge, and leave it to dry once more.
Now your cactus ring holder is complete and ready for use. Admire it during the day, and throw your jewellery on it overnight!
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