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Posted on May 8, 2014

Mother’s Day Part 1: A Gift for Mom

Mother’s Day Part 1: A Gift for Mom

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and many busy-bees are scrambling to find that perfect last minute gift. How about a personalized gift for mom this year? And even better, you can turn the do-it-yourself project into an activity for two on her special day. You’ll be able to spend some quality time with her and both of you will walk away with something special to serve as a memory from a great day.

What you’ll need:

1 small bowl

1 medium oven-friendly bowl

Wax paper

1 Lace doily (lace ribbon will work just as great)

A rolling pin

Polymer Clay

Sandpaper

  1. Work the clay until it becomes doughy and smooth.
  2. Using a rolling pin, roll out the clay to a thickness of a quarter inch on wax paper until it is smooth and flat.
  3. Make an imprint on the clay using your fabric doily (You can also use a stamp or anything with some texture). Be careful when peeling the lace off of the clay, as it may want to stick to the fabric. Screen Shot 2014-05-08 at 10.04.39 AM
  4. Place your small bowl on the clay upside down and press against it. Use a knife to carefully remove the extra clay from around the bowl.
  5. Lay your round piece of clay into the medium bowl.
  6. Place the bowl onto the middle rack of your oven and bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for about 17 minutes.
  7. Let the bowl cool before you attempt to remove the clay dish.
  8. Once cool, remove the dish and smooth out the edges using sandpaper.
  9. Keep it white or paint it, either way – you have a beautiful new jewelry dish for yourself and for mom! Screen Shot 2014-05-08 at 10.08.12 AM

*Polymer Clay is non-toxic. However, it should never be used in combination with food.

Pair this gift with part 2 of 3, featuring a delicious watermelon appetizer for a picnic at the park with mom! Try this project, and share your Mother’s Day photos with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aquasana.

 

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