Air Dry Clay Vase

4 Materials
$20
2 Hours
Easy

I have been all about vase makeover lately and this clay one was super fun!


I had a tall sea-glass vase that I wasn’t loving anymore so I thought why not cover it in air dry clay and have some fun!

I picked up two tubs of air dry clay and some clay tools from Michaels.

After dusting off the vase, I began putting the clay onto the vase. It stuck really well.

I kept it at an even thickness and didn’t do it too thick or thin to try to avoid cracking.

Once the whole vase was covered, I added some light water to it to try and smooth out the clay.

I then began doing a pattern with my clay tools. It was in no way perfect, which is what I love.

I let it dry overnight, it still wasn’t quite dry, but I applied some cream chalk paint.

The paint went on so well and you could do any color or add a darker color in the cuts to add more depth.

Here’s a close up of the texture on the finished vase.

I love how it turned out and I am now obsessed with clay and can’t wait for my next project!!

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2 questions
  • Dixie
    Dixie
    on Oct 23, 2020

    How waterproof is it? Could it be left outdoors as a candle holder or kerosene lamp? Great idea!

    • Ash | Dash Lifestyles
      Ash | Dash Lifestyles
      on Oct 23, 2020

      Oh good question... I would probably say not to use outside, however you could search crayola air dry clay and maybe it’ll tell you more info :)

  • CG
    CG
    on Oct 23, 2020

    Can you use joint compound to coat the bottle?


    • Ash | Dash Lifestyles
      Ash | Dash Lifestyles
      on Oct 23, 2020

      Maybe!!!! I’ve done paper mache and air clay. I’d say that joint compound could work, maybe test it on a small piece first!

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  • CG
    CG
    on Oct 24, 2020

    I am going to try using joint compound this week end. I enjoyed watching your project. Thanks for the idea and feedback. Gloria

  • Trudi
    Trudi
    on Oct 26, 2020

    When I have used joint compound on walls, it needed primer underneath to adhere to. I'm thinking that a bottle will be too slick for jc to stick to.

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