DIY Air Dry Clay Woven Bowl

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DIY Air Dry Clay Bowl Idea

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 Comments

  • Reply
    Angela
    November 26, 2016 at 13:11

    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

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      Zozo
      November 26, 2016 at 22:05

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

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    Julie
    November 22, 2016 at 20:54

    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!

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      Zozo
      November 22, 2016 at 23:19

      Yes, that’s the one. Thank you for your that notice!

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    Caroline
    November 22, 2016 at 09:20

    Lov this idea, have some air dry clay to make hearts with, got me wanting to make them now

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      Zozo
      November 22, 2016 at 09:50

      I’d love to see what you make with it!

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    Vicky Myers
    November 22, 2016 at 08:50

    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

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      Zozo
      November 22, 2016 at 09:51

      You have a crafter there! I loved the texture too, and the smell!

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    The Happy Creations
    December 8, 2015 at 19:39

    Wonderful creation, love it. Featured on this week’s Turn It Up Tuesday party , thanks for sharing:)

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      Zozo
      December 8, 2015 at 20:36

      Thank you Tina! I saw the feature, but commenting with Disqus is not an easy thing! Thank you!

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    Hil
    December 7, 2015 at 02:46

    What a pretty bowl! I’d love to have that in my house.

    You should visit our awesome link party, a link and pin-up party, two parties in one! All posts will get pinned to our group pinterest board.
    http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/category/bloggers-spotlight/

    • Reply
      Zozo
      December 7, 2015 at 13:19

      Hi Hil! Thank you for inviting me, i’d love to join!

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        Hil
        December 9, 2015 at 05:05

        Thanks for coming by and linking up! I pinned it to the group Bloggers Spotlight board.

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          Zozo
          December 9, 2015 at 10:21

          Thank you for inviting me and hosting Hil!

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    Mary Gilbert
    November 5, 2015 at 03:53

    Very neat…..thanks for sharing with us at #JoyHopeLive!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      November 5, 2015 at 20:03

      Thank you Mary! It’s my first time at your party!

  • Reply
    TwoPlusCute
    November 3, 2015 at 23:45

    Πολύ ωραίο βγήκε και πανεύκολο DIY (τα αγαπημένα μου)!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      November 3, 2015 at 23:50

      Τα εύκολα DIY είναι κ εμένα τα αγαπημένα μου! Σ’ευχαριστώ!

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    Κατερίνα
    November 3, 2015 at 12:03

    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!

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      Zozo
      November 3, 2015 at 21:07

      Σ’ευχαριστώ πολύ Κατερίνα! Καλό μήνα!

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    Momma Machi
    November 3, 2015 at 11:09

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

    • Reply
      Zozo
      November 3, 2015 at 21:08

      Θα περιμένω να δω τι θα κάνεις λοιπόν Μαμά Μάχη! Φιλιά!

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    Shirley Wood
    October 29, 2015 at 14:41

    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.

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      Zozo
      October 29, 2015 at 23:53

      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!

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    RandiG at FrugElegance
    October 29, 2015 at 03:54

    It came out so beautiful!! Awesome job!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      October 29, 2015 at 23:54

      Thank you for your beautiful comment and for visiting!

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    Bella@artclubblog
    October 28, 2015 at 20:16

    What a nice bowl, and a great idea to weave the clay!

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      Zozo
      October 28, 2015 at 21:32

      Thank you. I thought it would be interesting to add some texture.

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    Iryna Bychkiv
    October 28, 2015 at 16:43

    Very interesting project! It turned out great!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      October 28, 2015 at 21:33

      Thank you Iryna. It is my first clay project.

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    Rose who's busy crafting today at FineCraftGuild.com
    October 27, 2015 at 10:01

    Very pretty and orginal! Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT 34, http://www.FineCraftGuild.com As always, I love your contributions! Hugs, Rose

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      Zozo
      October 28, 2015 at 00:19

      Thank you Rose! That’s one great party!

  • Reply
    Eleana A.
    October 27, 2015 at 09:38

    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!!

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      Zozo
      October 28, 2015 at 00:29

      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!

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    Grace
    October 26, 2015 at 22:20

    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!

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      Zozo
      October 26, 2015 at 23:31

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

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    Katie
    October 26, 2015 at 18:36

    This is such a great idea. I am going to show it to my daughter, she would love to make a few of these for gifts.

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      Zozo
      October 26, 2015 at 23:31

      I am glad my idea will be useful for you Katie!

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    creativejewishmom/sara
    October 24, 2015 at 22:11

    Love it and so happy to see you on craft schooling Sunday!

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      Zozo
      October 24, 2015 at 22:36

      I am always looking forward to your party!

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    Michelle L
    October 24, 2015 at 16:21

    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!

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      Zozo
      October 24, 2015 at 20:06

      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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    Mary-In the boondocks
    October 24, 2015 at 10:19

    Such an original idea Zografia, and it looks stunning. I love those neutral colors you used. You are so talented!

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      Zozo
      October 24, 2015 at 15:51

      Hi Mary! Thank you so much!

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    Suzie@homemaker-mom
    October 24, 2015 at 02:15

    That is super duper clever!! & lovely!

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      Zozo
      October 24, 2015 at 09:37

      Thank you Suzie! I love your enthusiasm!

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    Julie
    October 24, 2015 at 00:32

    It’s very stylish and a lovely clear tutorial too, thanks.

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      Zozo
      October 24, 2015 at 00:44

      Thank you Julie. It’s good to know my tutorial is nice and clear!

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