Clay Christmas Tree Luminaries | Centsational Fashion

I’ve talked quite a bit about my new ceramics passion the place I spend a couple of hours per week in my native pottery studio. In that house we’re turning clay into ceramics utilizing glazes and kilns, however for many who wish to create decor at house there’s is at all times air dry clay that may be discovered at craft shops.

I’ve used air dry modeling clay earlier than to make jewellery bowls or sculpted branches, and you should use it to make vacation tree luminaries too!

I reduce out paper templates from grocery retailer luggage to create my bushes in three sizes. To recreate this venture, these are the provides you’ll want: 2 two lb. packages of air dry modeling clay; paper for templates; clay sculpting instruments (non-obligatory); rolling pin; flameless votive candles; gloss spray paint (or coloration of alternative).


In case you roll air dry clay simply barely bigger than your paper template you’ll create a cone form. Thickness must be roughly 1/4 to 1/3 inch.

Rating the linear elements of the clay the place the perimeters will meet with a pointy pointed needle like device. Dab a little bit of water alongside the seam and press the perimeters collectively to kind the cone.

Enable the clay to set for an hour or two earlier than piercing the holes within the form. As soon as the cone bushes are a bit of dry use a rounded sharp device to chop holes in any sample you want.

Enable the bushes to dry for a full 24 hours then coat with any coloration, I used gloss white spray paint. Enable paint to dry a couple of hours then arrange bushes in an ornamental association. Add flameless votives or tealights beneath to create a flickering glow!

See in the present day’s Instagram Reel for a “the way to” video of the method begin to end. 🙂

Even after they’re not lit they make a captivating scene by day on any mantel, bookshelf, or tabletop.

If the DIY variations aren’t one thing you wish to strive your self, contemplate these retailer purchased ceramic bushes and luminaries in your vacation decor:

LED inexperienced + white bushes

glazed buff bushes

blue and white bushes

nordic bushes

illuminated ceramic bushes

ceramic tree luminaries

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