DIY Clay Garland

This year I am going for lots of simple homemade holiday decor around my home.  And I wanted to start off my homemade decor with one of my most favorite supplies air dry clay!  Today I am sharing my darling DIY Clay Garland which is currently on my tree.

DIY Clay Garland, simple and elegant! Delineate Your Dwelling

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DYD supply list
Air Dry Clay | Clay working tools | Straw | String

Acrylic Paint | Paint Brush | Sandpaper

Clay Garland Supplies

First off, roll out your air dry clay to create a smooth clean surface.  Make sure to make it thin, but not too thin to make it brittle.  I really like this air dry clay as the white is very white, not the Crayola brand as shown above in my supply image.

Clay Garland Step1

Using a straight edge ruler and a cutting tool, cut your clay out into square shapes.  Do your best to keep the edges straight and clean, but you can sand them down a bit once they are dry.

As the clay begins to dry a bit, use a paper straw to create holes to later string up your garland.  If your clay is still fairly wet, you’ll have a harder time making the holes.

Clay Garland Step2

Depending on how long you want the garland, keep making those squared clay shapes!

Clay Garland Step2a

Once my clay had dried 24 hours, I used a small piece of sandpaper to clean up the edges and remove any odd imperfections.

Then it was time to add some color.  I polled my readers on IG stories and everyone voted I paint the edges of my clay, so that’s what I did!

Clay Garland Step3

Clay Garland Step3a

Clay Garland Step4

Once everything has dried, all that is left is stringing your garland!  I tied a small knot on each side of the clay so that they wouldn’t move around once I hung them up.

Clay Garland Step5

It took a bit of time because of all the knots, but I once I was all done, I was happy I had taken the time for that step.  Now, my clay squares stay right in place and all is good.

DIY Clay Garland, simple and elegant! Delineate Your Dwelling

DIY Clay Garland, simple and elegant! Delineate Your Dwelling

I love that they are mostly white with just a subtle pop of color… so perfectly my style.

DIY Clay Garland, simple and elegant! Delineate Your Dwelling

And I made so many that I was able to string them around my entire tree!

DIY Clay Garland, simple and elegant! Delineate Your Dwelling

DIY Clay Garland, simple and elegant! Delineate Your Dwelling

Be sure to pin this fun DIY for next year!

DIY Clay Garland, simple and elegant! Delineate Your Dwelling
Here are a few of my OTHER air dry clay projects…

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