Homemade Clay Recipe + DIY Unicorn Jewellery Holder

A few months ago I shared a DIY tutorial for some cute pencil toppers. The best part of making that post was trying out a homemade clay recipe for the very first time.

The fact that I can just make whatever whenever I like, without having to go out to the store to get supplies or wait foooreeever for my order to arrive, that is – without a doubt – the best part of making your own clay.

To make this tutorial you only need a few common household ingredients AND with this clay recipe you don’t have to wait for your design to bake!

Homemade Clay Recipe:

What I used:

1 cup baking soda – Get it here*
1/2 cup corn starch – Get it here*
3/4 cup water

That’s it!

How to make this clay recipe:

Put all of the ingredients in a cooking pot or sauce pan. Put the pot on low to medium heat. Stir the mixture to combine all of the ingredients and keep stirring regularly as the mixture heats up. The mixture will start to clump together. Keep stirring to smooth it out.

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After a while (at least 10 minutes) the mixture will start to look like a solid dough, a lot like cookie dough.

Transfer the clay dough to a bowl and give the mixture time to cool. Once the mixture feels cool to the touch, knead it like you would knead a bread dough until you have a smooth round ball.

Store the homemade clay in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it. My clay was still soft after keeping it in the container for several weeks!

How to turn this clay recipe into a Unicorn Jewellery Holder:

Since unicorns are everywhere right now, I wanted to see if could turn this clay recipe into something inspired by my favorite magical animal. The idea of making a unicorn jewellery holder came to mind. You can stack rings on top of the horn. And the ears are perfect to dangle bracelets from!

I made the horn first by twisting 2 pieces of clay around each other, a lot like braiding but with 2 only strands.

DIY Unicorn Jewellery Holder - Step by step tutorial with homemade clay recipe (easy and cheap gift idea) by The Makeup Dummy #diygifts #unicorns

Next up were the ears. I started by making 2 round patches. Then I folded them in half and pinched them at both ends to make them pointy.

DIY Unicorn Jewellery Holder - Step by step tutorial with homemade clay recipe (easy and cheap gift idea) by The Makeup Dummy #diygifts #unicorns

For the roses I started by rolling a strip of clay for the centre. The petals are actually 3 round patches I folded around the roses’ centre.

DIY Unicorn Jewellery Holder - Step by step tutorial with homemade clay recipe (easy and cheap gift idea) by The Makeup Dummy #diygifts #unicorns

This jewellery holder is made from different, seperate parts so make sure all of the seams are blended together. You can use something like a popsicle stick or even a tooth pick to really smooth out all of the edges. If the pieces still fall apart after your design has dried, you can re-attach them by using a fresh ‘wet’ piece of clay.

Once the clay has completely air dried (I let mine dry overnight), you can easily paint your design. I first painted the horn yellow, but then decided to go over it with a layer of gold to really turn it into a magical unicorn. I colored the inside of the ears pink and the petals of the flowers in shades of blue, purple and pink.

DIY Unicorn Jewellery Holder - Step by step tutorial with homemade clay recipe (easy and cheap gift idea) by The Makeup Dummy #diygifts #unicorn

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2 Comments

  1. Izzy 10 December 2017 at 14:10

    It stuck to the pan. But otherwise this is one of my favorite DIYs.

    Reply
    1. The Makeup Dummy 10 December 2017 at 15:38

      That’s very strange … 🙂 I would keep stirring the mixture and maybe turn down the heat a little bit?

      Reply

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