For most of us, when it comes to decorating our homes and workspaces, we’re looking for pieces that pull double-duty, as decorative art objects and as utilitarian tools.
A lot of the time, that means you have to scour a million stores to find the perfect piece. But what if you aren’t up for the prospect of an exhaustive treasure hunt?
Well, then it’s time to brush off those DIY skills and get cracking; sometimes the only surefire way to get what you want is to make it with your own two hands.
As we saw with this elaborate penny table, the trick to most of these projects is to create a beautiful, decorative effect with minimal work. With that goal in mind, there are a dozen elegant projects you can make at home!
At the moment, our favorite is a gorgeous catchall bowl perfect for loose change and house keys. Best of all, you can make this ceramic masterpiece by hand, without glaze or a kiln.
- Air-dry clay
- Stamping ink
- Stamp or stencil
- Bowl slightly larger than desired product
- Roll clay out flat with a rolling pin.
- Use ink and shape of your choosing to create a pattern on the clay.
- Flip your bowl over, and use the rim to cut out a circular piece of the clay.
- Flip the bowl right side up, then take your circle of clay and lay it into the bowl, pattern side up.
- Press clay into bowl, then leave to dry for 72 hours.
- When dry, remove clay and sand away the rough edges.
Check out the video below for step-by-step directions, and don’t forget to SHARE this gorgeous craft with the style-savvy decorators you know!
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