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Make beautiful clay storage bowls

DIY

by Panduro

Make beautiful clay storage bowls

Make beautiful clay storage bowls

How to instructions

  • 1

    Take a nice big lump of clay and knead it together.

  • 2

    Roll the clay a little bit, to shape a cylinder. Place the cylinder with the bottom facing down and shape it into a bowl by pressing your fingers into the middle, and then outwards and upwards. Add a little water as you go, because the clay may dry out somewhat while you work. Make the walls and bottom of the bowl about 1 cm thick.

  • 3

    When the bowl is finished, use a clay cutter to cut it loose. This will loosen the bowl from the table. Then let the clay dry completely. Place the bowl on a rack or a few wooden sticks so that air can get underneath, which will help the clay dry. The drying time also depends on the room temperature and how thick the clay is. It may take a few days for the clay to dry completely.

  • 4

    If you like, sand the top edge with sandpaper when the bowl is completely dry. This way, the edge will be nice and smooth.

  • 5

    Make a lid for the bowl out of beads and a pegboard. Vary the colours and patterns. Lay a piece of ironing paper on top of the beads and iron the design together. Let the pegboard cool under a weight.

  • 6

    String a wooden bead onto a piece of imitation leather cord and tie it to the beaded lid as a holder.

Combine different materials to create unique interior design details! Here, we have kneaded and shaped air-drying clay to make beautiful, rustic clay bowls. It’s fine to press the bowls into shape and make them a little uneven – that is what gives them their charming, hand-made look. We made patterned pegboards to go with the bowls, which we decorated with a wooden bead on pretty cord. Remember that food should not be put in objects made with this clay. Instead, use the bowls for other little odds and ends, like hair ties, or maybe keys in the hallway.

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