Who would have thought that you could use clay to create all kinds of home décor projects? This Pretty Petal Kitchen Caddy, for example, is a great way to use up clay scraps and create something beautiful for your living room or kitchen. Great for storing kitchen supplies or even using as a flower vase, this clay tutorial is simple and fun and can
easily be made over the course of a rainy weekend.
Square glass vase
Pasta Roller (for clay use only) or clay rolling pin
1. Take some polymer clay out of the package and start conditioning it by breaking it up and rolling it around
between your hands. Get it nice and soft and shimmy it around between your palms to make a large pebble
2. Run your clay pebble through the pasta machine, starting at the highest setting and gradually going down until
you get the thickness you like.
3. Using a small petal shaped cutter, cut out your shapes. You can find cutters in the polymer clay section at the
craft store, but check things out the baking section too because there’s always loads more fun shapes there.
4. Just start sticking your clay petals onto your glass vase but gently pushing them down. You can furl the edges up
slightly to add some more texture.
5. One of the great things about polymer clay is that there is absolutely no waste. Just take the clay that was left
over from cutting your shapes out and repeat steps 1-4 until you have the design you want.
6. For the centres of the flowers I used this little flower shape to cover up all the uneven edges.
7. Following the directions on your clay, bake it. I always like to double bake my clay projects but that’s just a
personal thing. All that means is that I bake it once, let everything cool down, and then bake it exactly the same
way again. I feel like this makes the clay just a tiny bit stronger.
8. Obviously, do not use a plastic vase or anything else flammable. Even though the clay bakes at a very low
temperature you can never take any risks.
9. If you want, after everything has cooled down, you can brush on a layer of Mod Podge or other sealant to
ensure you clay stays in place, gives it an extra sheen, and will be easy to wipe down to keep it clean.