Clay Recipe Card Stand

DIY Clay Recipe Card Stand

Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer handwritten recipe cards over apps. Someday I may migrate over to the paperless version, but for now I love flipping through my recipe box and seeing my handwriting mixed in with the handwriting of my mother and grandmother. It reminds me of the generations before me who loved the art of cooking and have passed down their knowledge.

DIY Clay Recipe Card Stand

In an effort to improve the ease of using my recipe cards I made a set of clay card stands that prop up my recipes. Now you don’t have to worry about having sauce or batter on your hands and smudging your recipe card. These card stands will prop your recipe up on the countertop for easy viewing and make you think twice before downloading a recipe app! (I’m fighting a losing battle, aren’t I? Oh, well!)

DIY Clay Recipe Card Stand

If you still enjoy using paper recipe cards, make a set of these card stands for your kitchen! They would also be a beautiful gift to give alongside a pack of recipe cards as a housewarming present!

Clay Recipe Card Stand

Materials:

  • Oven Bake Clay
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees
  • Mold two small squares out of clay. Use a butterknife to cut a slit halfway down into one side of the square.
  • Place clay card holders into the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • Paint as desired. Let dry before use.
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Clay Ring Holder

DIY Clay Ring Holder

Wisconsin winters are beautiful. Snow frosted parks offer weekends packed with ice skating and sledding. Sounds magical, right? It is most of the time, but when the wind chill dips below zero you have to get creative.

DIY Clay Ring Holder

I love getting out my craft supplies on days like these. It’s refreshing to shut off Netflix, put on some music, and let the creative juices flow! After a few minutes playing around with molding clay I came up with these two ring holders.

DIY Clay Ring Holder

After baking them in the oven for 15 minutes they were ready to decorate! These ring holders not only are a great way to pass the time on a cold day, but they would make a lovely present.

Clay “Sea Glass” Photo Holders

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I was looking for a colorful way to display photos around our home and decided to get creative with clay. After a few minutes it was clear – sculpting clay is not my strength.  Not wanting to throw the clay away I rolled and squished out these misshapen balls.

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Making sure the bottoms were flat and adding a slit on top I popped them in the oven at 250˙ for 20 minutes. Once they were cooled I sat and thought, how am I going to salvage this project?!

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Then it hit me! Painted in hues of blue, they could look like sea glass. So I painted away and in the end, I don’t think they look half bad!

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