• More Paper Clay Projects

    by  • March 30, 2015 • Crafts & DIY Decor • 3 Comments

    I hope you won’t mind another post with some more paper clay project ideas! I was in a crafty mood and decided to go ahead and make a bunch of different items at once, especially since the kitchen was already a mess from my lamp! Check out my paper clay lamp post for the “recipe” needed to make these!

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    First up – I used these large plastic pretzel containers as a base to make two vessels.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    I flipped them over and covered the bottom first.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    Once that was dry, I covered the rest.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    I ended up doing a second coat of paper clay just to smooth things out.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    After they dried, I added two shades of watered down paint.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters
    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    I think it makes for a fun before & after!

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    This is a little planter that I bought from a thrift store a few years ago. I was tired of it, so it was about to head back to a thrift store once again. Instead, I decided to paper clay it!

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    I covered the exterior in the paper clay and then used my finger to make little round indents in the surface.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    Then I painted some imperfect little spots.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    Pretty cute, right?

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    I love the new look! As a heads up, water will make the paper clay soggy again – which makes it great for clean up, but just know that you shouldn’t use these items where they might get wet, like near a sink. Of course that means that it won’t hold water on it’s own, but it’s great in a situation like this where it’s just an outer covering on something that already impermeable.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    Next, I made a plant stand. I used liquid nails to attach a small plate to an oatmeal container.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters
    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    I used a fork to create texture. Dipping it in water helps it not to stick to the paper clay.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters
    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    This one I decided to paint purple.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters
    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    Kinda neat!

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    Next, I made another planter from this plastic food container.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    This time I used a wooden meat tenderizer to make a waffle texture.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters
    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    I painted it a light green-gray and then used some gold Rub ‘n Buff on a cloth to add some metallic shimmer.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters
    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters
    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    I love this way to reuse a plastic jar.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    My last project was a pair of large pillar candle holders. Just like the plant stand, I used liquid nails to glue thrifted plates to metal coffee containers.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    I covered the top of the plate with paper clay first. When that was dry, I flipped it over to do the bottom half. I used a spoon to create dimples in the surface – again, dipping the spoon in water to prevent sticking.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters
    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    I painted them gray and then went back wish a darker shade to emphasize the little craters.

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters
    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    These are definitely my favorite!

    Paper Clay Projects  |  Beautiful Matters

    Hopefully these projects can get your wheels turning about the possibilities with paper clay! I promise this is my last post about it…for now 🙂

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    3 Responses to More Paper Clay Projects

    1. Rhonda
      March 30, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Love it!

    2. March 30, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      oh my gosh! They look gorgeous! The planters are beautiful – I love the yellow! and the candle holders!! No way I would’ve thought it was made out of paper clay. Amazing job! Makes me want to start saving all my jars!

    3. Nithya
      September 15, 2016 at 3:32 am

      simply awesome

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