Tag Archives: Clay Crafts

Embellishments!

Who doesn’t love embellishments? Whenever I finish a big project like creating a scrapbook album gift for Mother’s Day or one of my niece’s first year albums I like to take a break from involved projects and just make embellishments for fun and of course to have ready for future projects. For this last week of May I’d like to share some favorite scrappy embellishment tutorials I’ve been following.

Gather those leftover scraps of pretty paper, varied buttons and rhinestones/sequins floating around in your scrapbooking drawer to make some unforgettable scrappy embellishments!

Scrappy EmbellishmentsBalzer Designs

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Conversation Heart Garland

DIY Conversation Heart Garland

Decorate your home with everyone’s favorite Valentine’s Day candy this season. This garland will brighten up your mantel or doorway with fun phrases and lovely pastels! Look up some of your favorite conversation heart phrases to add to your garland, or create your own to personalize for your Valentine.

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Old-Fashioned Angel Tree Topper

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Old-Fashioned Angel Tree Topper DIY

Bring some old-fashioned charm to your Christmas tree this year with this homespun beauty.  Make a new Christmas tradition by creating an angel topper of your very own that you’re proud to display year after year.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own angel:

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Spooky Cute Pumpkin Spool

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

DIY Spooky Cute Pumpkin Spool  - These would make great place card holders!

Celebrate the arrival of fall by creating a whimsical little pumpkin decoration using air dry clay and a wooden spool.   He’s so cute it’s spooky!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own pumpkin spool:

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Feather Imprint Pendant

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Create a clay pendant with a feather imprint using natural leaves!

This is a fun project using nature. Create a unique pendant using a polymer clay and leaf of sage. It’s fun for kids to use one item to make it look like another. Using the backside of a sage leaf to press into the clay creates a feather-like imprint.

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Featured Crafter: Julie Saling

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Julie does wonderful, intricate work with clay in beads and on wine glasses. Check out her one-of-a-kind look and learn more about how she started this creative craft! 

Julie Saling

Hi! I’m Julie Saling, retired (meaning old) and living the good life in AZ. I have not come from a crafty family although my daughter has done some wonderful scrapbooking. So, I took a beading class here in my community that offers soooo many things. Then I started beading with a couple of gals. Well one of thoes “gals” comes from a VERY crafty family. She spends a week, every year, with her mother at a craft get-together and she teaches and takes classes. And you guessed it….. she took a clay class! As soon as she got back she taught us how to make beads and I’ve never looked back, except to look in horror at the check book to see where ALL the money went. Create For Less has most of it and I have been very happy with their products. I know I don’t have enough life to do all I want to do with clay. The canes I make often end up as jewelry as well as on wine glasses. So far I have only sold at the craft show and tennis tournament and of course friends, I would love to give everything away (which I did with lots of jewelry) to my sweetie’s horror. So, when I started a new hobby he said it had to support itself. 🙂
I would welcome comments or contact.

Thank you! Julie

Sewing Notions Catch-all Dish

Sewing Notions Catch-all Dish

I’m not the best at putting my pins back into the pincushion as I’m sewing. Instead, I set them down on my table, just waiting for me to accidentally stab myself. They roll around, sometimes end up on the floor, and leave me searching all over my craft room to make sure I didn’t miss a pin. So, in the spirit of spring cleaning, I decided to create myself a small go-to dish for my sewing notions. It’s the perfect place to store things I might need like bobbins, extra pins, a measuring tape, and maybe even some small scissors for snipping threads. No more looking for dropped pins, extra bobbins, or a pair of scissors, they’re all in once place!

Sewing Dish

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