Indoor Herb Garden Clay Stamped Pendants

indoor herb garden clay pendants air dry clay project

Bring your herb garden Inside!

Stamp these decorative pendants with your own fresh herbs!

 How about having a ladies night out where you stamp clay with your herbs

while learning how to use the herbs in new recipes?  The project might even

be ready to take home at the end of the night!  Sound like a party? 

At ACTÍVA Products, we are all about art and having fun doing it!

This project is rated kid friendly!!

craft materials for air dry clay project idea

Materials needed:

Plus air dry clay in white

ACTÍVA Product’s Clay Roller kit or rolling pin and two paint sticks

Wax paper

Small cup of water

Wooden skewer or needle tool

Different fresh herbs to press in clay

Three small colored jars (Michael’s $1.50 each)

ModPodge or clear nail polish

Paint brush

Acrylic paint in a darker color such as raw sienna or burnt umber

Twine

Aleene’s tacky glue

 

Cut off a piece of Plus clay about the size of a pecan.  In your hands, roll

clay to a narrow cylinder about an inch and a half long. 

plus air dry clay

Place wax paper over your work area, and begin using rolling pin to roll out clay. 

The clay should be about 3/16” thick.  If the clay is thicker, it will take longer to dry. 

With your fingers, take water and smooth out the edges if there are any cracked

edges.   Take the herb you would like to press in and arrange it the way you would

like it to look.  With rolling pin, roll herb into the clay.  

stamp air dry clay

imprint air dry clay with herb

 Carefully remove the herb without disturbing the clay.  With wooden skewer

or needle tool, poke a hole in the top to thread twine through.  Let this dry. 

To speed up drying, put on cookie sheet in oven on 175 degrees Fahrenheit.

This should take about an hour depending on the thickness. 

how to make an air dry clay pendant

 When dry, water down the dark acrylic paint and make a wash for the pendant. 

Paint the wash over it and then wipe it off with a clean tissue.

painting and sealing air dry clay pendant

 Let dry.  Brush ModPodge or clear nail polish to seal it.  With black marker

you might want to label the type of herb.  These pendants are for decorative

use only, so keep them away from water. 

how to seal air drying clay

 To assemble jars, cut two pieces of twine about 18” long for each jar. Wrap

one strand of the twine around the neck of the jar and glue the ends down.

Thread twine through the hole in the pendant and tie this at the pendant. 

Wrap the extra twine at the end of the pendant around the back and then

front and then tie at back of the jar.  Glue the ends of the twine down.

  hang clay pendant on herb bottle

Place fresh herbs in your jar with water and sit on a window sill.  Enjoy

the fragrance of fresh herbs!!!

finished air dry clay herb stamped pendants

 Photography and Artwork created by Karen Lowrey

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