DIY Air Dry Clay Woven Bowl

I have been wanting for a long time to experiment with air dry clay and i finally made it! Here’s how to make an air dry clay bowl.  Use it for your keys, jewellery, fruit or just leave it empty to decorate a corner in your home!

DIY Air Dry Clay Bowl Idea

 I used about 250gr of  DAS Air Hardening Modeling Clay.  First, use a rolling-pin to flatten the clay. I placed it on a piece of parchment paper, to avoid any accidents! Then, get a knife and start cutting long, narrow strips of clay. Get your rolling-pin and flatten each clay strip. Do not cut all of them at once. Your clay will probably get dry. Work by cutting one at a time.

Make a clay bowl

 Turn a bowl over and start working! I placed a plastic wrap on the bowl, before i started working. I have not worked with clay before, i thought it would be a good thing to do. It would probably be easier to remove to clay bowl from the bowl mold.  Ready? Start working! Place one strip of clay after the other and carefully start weaving!

DIY Weaved Clay Bowl

After reaching the desired bowl size. get your knife and clear the edges. I was not very careful with that. I did not want to get a perfect circle. I was easier that way!

Air dry clay project idea : weaved bowl

Let it sit for 24 hours. Depending on the humidity it might take more or less than that! Next…color it! The clay i had has a light grey color. I got my watercolors and added a few black and grey touches. It looks like the colors i added are also weaved into the bowl. Of course you can use any color you wish! Make sure you also paint the back side of the bowl to match the front! I applied 2 coats of a clear sealant. We are going to use this as a key holder at our entryway , so it will be getting lots of traffic!

Key Holder Woven Bowl Made With Air Dry Clay

 What have you made using air dry clay? It’s pretty easy to work with, isn’t it?

 


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48 thoughts on “DIY Air Dry Clay Woven Bowl

  1. What a great tutorial, I’ve not used air dry clay for years – looks like a fun and creative make

    #HandmadeMonday

    Angela – Garden Tea Cakes and Me

    1. Thank you so much Angela. I am really happy you liked the tutorial. It was my first project using air dry clay.

  2. I remember admiring this when you first published the project, such a lovely make. It would be a great Christmas gift idea.
    Is this when we had a discussion about woven and weaved? English is such a complicated language, luckily enjoying crafting is a universally enjoyable thing!

  3. It looks great. My 5 yr old has just discovered air drying clay, that’s it as far as he is concerned, no more play dough or salt dough!! Who can blame, there is something rather special about the texture of working with clay:) #handmademonday

  4. Απλά υπέροχο! Φοβερή έμπνευση το μοτίβο που επέλεξες και πολύ πρωτότυπο! Με το που είδα τη photo στο πάρτυ της Μάχης την προηγούμενη εβδομάδα αμέσως μου έκανε εντύπωση! Χίλια μπράβο!

  5. Εντάξει, έχω δει πολλά tutorial για τέτοια κατασκευή αλλά αυτό είναι μακράν διαφορετικό! Τόσο απλό αλλά δεν το είχα σκεφτεί! Στα υπόψη λοιπόν!

  6. It turned out beautiful I had no idea there was such a thing as air dry clay. I’m inspired. It certainly doesn’t show that you’ve never worked with clay. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Pinned to our party board.

    1. Thank you for hosting and pinning my work! I have read about it and i found it at the supermarket a few days ago! It was karma! It was easy to work with.But it did smell a bit weird, can not say the best smell around!

  7. Εσύ ανέβασες το βαθμό δυσκολίας!! Μου αρέσει όμως γιατί δεν είναι ένα απλό μπολ πηλού, τα πλέξιμο το έκανε ξεχωριστό και ο τρόπος που το έβαψες!!

    1. Ήταν σαν θεραπεία το πλέξιμο! Άφησα τους άντρες κ ασχολήθηκα μόνο με αυτό! Καθάρισε το κεφάλι μου! Άντε κ καλά Χριστούγεννα που σου αρέσουν κιόλας!

  8. I’ve been wanting to make an air dry clay jewelry bowl, but I would never thought to weave it. What a cool texture and look this gives!

    1. You should try it Grace! You know what? Carefully cutting and weaving will calm you down! I forgot everything while making the bowl!

  9. That looks amazing! And I LOVE your photographs! The woven effect is so perfectly done – I am kind of a sloppy crafter so mine would never look that good. Thanks so much for coming over to comment on my blog, Zografia! I have never been here before, I am going to enjoy exploring your projects. Nice to meet you!

    1. Hi Michelle. Thank you for stopping by! I am glad you liked my project and my photographs. Photos are my weak point. I loved your mystery things posts!

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