Take a clump of clay and form it the way you want it. Ensure it can stand steady.
Make small patterns in the clay using different clay tools.
Press small holes in the clay and insert dried flowers.
Let the clay dry thoroughly. You can now paint the vases if you like. First remove the dried flowers.
Mix Hobbylack to produce the shade you want. We’ve painted a darker shade at the bottom and slightly lighter brushstrokes on top so that the pattern in the clay comes through better.
You can varnish the vases using Oceanlack if you want extra protection.
Create your own small adorable holder for dried plants and flowers. The air-drying clay is pliable and ceramic-like to work with and hardens by itself after a few days. The contrast between the small chubby clay vase and the dried straws in a row is so beautiful in its simplicity.