17/07/2013

DIY Faceted Clay Tealight Holders.

How to make your own diy faceted clay tea light holders.
I'm a big fan of this air hardening clay. Last week I used it to make stamped clay magnets and this week I thought I'd use it to make some clay tealight holders. I love all the faceted gemstones and geometric shapes that have been popping up all over the internet and I've been dying to have a go at making something incorporating them myself.

Things you will need to make your own Faceted Clay Tea Light Holders:

Air hardening clay
Tealights
A knife
Sandpaper or a nail file

Step by step: How to make your own Diy Faceted Clay Tea Light Holders.
1. Start by rolling your air hardening clay into a ball.

2. Take a tea light and press it firmly into your ball of clay. Don't worry about any cracks in the clay just yet, you can fix these later.

Make sure to give the tealight a wiggle. You want to leave enough space that you can remove and replace the tealight as needed.

3. Slice into the base of the clay at an angle. Be careful not to cut too close to your tealight. Continue to cut around the base until you are happy with the shape.

4. Flip your clay over and this time cut in at an angle from about halfway down towards the counter top. Carry on until you form your geometric shape.

5. This is the part where you can fix any cracks or splits in the clay. Use a little water and either your fingertips or the flat side of a knife and smooth out any imperfections.

6. Leave to dry overnight or until hard. Mine took nearly 48 hours as the clay was quite thick in places.

7. When completely dry use sandpaper or a nail file to smooth down any rough or rounded edges and you're all done.

DIY Faceted Clay Tealight Holders made from air drying clay - Gathering Beauty

Want more faceted gemstone gorgeousness?

Take a look at these diy projects. There's the simple but effective glycerine soap gemstones over on the Mr Printables blog. Or maybe you fancy having a go at these plaster gem push pins over on Design Sponge and who wouldn't want to make these glittery gem cake toppers from Design Love Fest. They're definitely going on my to-do list.

And don't forget to you can always follow my craft board on Pinterest for more diy ideas.

DIY Faceted Clay Tealight Holders made from air drying clay - Gathering Beauty


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