5 Polymer Clay Ideas

5 Polymer Clay Ideas

Posted Oct 09, 2018
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Whether you’re looking for a gift or your next creative project, we’ve put together 5 of our favourite polymer clay ideas that you can try at home. So let your inner Patrick Swayze or Demi Moore free and let’s get sculpting.

1. Beads

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This is at the top of our polymer clay ideas because there are so many different patterns, shapes and colours you can create. Once you’ve sculpted and baked your beads, turn them into a necklace, bracelet, keyring or a pair of earrings. If you’d like to learn how to create some different patterns and shapes, watch our polymer clay necklace tutorial.

2. Marbled trinket dishes

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Brighten up your dresser with a polymer clay trinket dish. This project is perfect for beginners and comes out a little different every time! We would recommend using small amounts of clay to practice and play around with different patterns before you start working on the final piece.

3. Jewellery

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We adore these cute polymer clay jewellery ideas from Barbara at Patchwork Cactus. They make a fun personalised gift or addition to your own jewellery box. All you need is polymer clay, earring backs, super glue and other jewellery pins and chains that you should be able to find at your local craft store.

4. Food miniatures

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Food miniatures have taken social media by storm, ranging from lollipops, to cakes and even fast food chain items. This polymer clay idea is great for doll houses or just a fun item to put on your desk. You can even turn them into quirky earring, a necklace, ring or keyring.

5. Succulents

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If you don’t have a green thumb, why not give polymer clay succulents a go? These little gems are a cute idea for any desk or household.

What will your next polymer clay project be? Tag us on Instagram and Facebook to show us what you’ve created.

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