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Create imaginative clay candlesticks

DIY

by Panduro

Create imaginative clay candlesticks

Create imaginative clay candlesticks

How to instructions

  • 1

    Cut off a piece of clay, knead it and begin to shape it.

  • 2

    Press, mould and shape a candlestick out of the clay. Make sure it can stand stably, but otherwise, feel free to make the shape as interesting as you like. Dig out some of the clay at the top and press in a candleholder.

  • 3

    Use your finger to apply a little water if the clay dries out while you’re working.

  • 4

    Dig out the inside from underneath a bit if you’re making slightly bigger candlesticks. This way, the clay will dry easier and faster.

  • 5

    Take a new lump of clay and roll it flat with a rolling pin. Carve an oblong strip from the rolled-out clay. Give the strip a billowing shape and press in a candleholder.

  • 6

    Let your candlesticks dry completely when you’re done. Place them on some kind of grate so that air comes in from underneath, to help the clay dry a little faster. It is important for the clay to be completely dry before you begin painting.

  • 7

    Paint your candlesticks with Hobbylack in different colours. You can also mix different colours together to make your own unique shades.

  • 8

    You can varnish with Oceanlack if you want a slightly more durable result.

Hobby clay is a wonderfully creative material! The shape is entirely up to you, and no two works of art will be the same. The clay is air drying, which means it will harden by itself after a few days. Your candlesticks will be especially beautiful with interesting colours and patterns to complement the shape. Remember to blow out candles when you leave the room.

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