Air Dry Clay Candle + Match Holder
This is a fun DIY that adds one of a kind style to your space! I used air dry clay to create a little tray that holds a candle and matches, complete with a strike plate! Here's how!
The supplies are really simple for this DIY. You really only need air dry clay and your hands! A rolling pin and knife can make it easier though!
Start by rolling or patting out your clay to your desired thickness.
Use a knife or form the clay into the shape you want your tray to be. In this case I wanted a nice long oval shape.
Break out your play doh snake making skills and roll out a long thin piece to create the rim of your match holder and strike plate section of the tray.
Use water to bring the clay together, form it, and smooth it out.
Roll out a long rectangular piece of clay and roll it around a small cylindrical object to form the match holder. Use water to seal the seam.
Attach the match holder piece to the base using water to bring the clay together and smooth it out.
This is where you can get creative to make your piece unique. I sprinkled pepper into the clay when I was rolling it out to give it a designer tough. Pink salt, peppercorns, or paint would all make excellent options!
Create a built in strike plate using sandpaper or striking paper cut to fit around the match holder. You will probably need to use strike anywhere matches for this!
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