DIY clay has been on our to-do-list for some time so I was thrilled when Bostik sent us a 118ml bottle of White Glu. The home made self drying clay is incredibly easy to make and only needs two ingredients. It is hard to believe that the hearts on our Clay Heart Buttons Valentine’s Card were made from Bostik White Glu and Cornflour.
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To create the red clay heart buttons I mixed together 118ml of Bostik White Glu and one cup of Cornflour. I added the White Glu gradually whilst I stirred. At first the mixture doesn’t appear to change but after a while you get a dough similar to the texture of ready to roll icing. I found that the more I kneaded the clay the better the mixture became.
I placed Baking Paper underneath the clay and rolled it out flat. Using a small Heart Cookie Cutter I created 5 hearts. There was obviously a lot more clay left over and I will post another time about our other DIY clay creations. I covered a heart shaped plate with more Baking Paper and transferred our 5 hearts onto it. Using a toothpick I made two holes in each heart. These would be used to thread string so I ensured that the holes were big enough to fit a needle through. I then left the clay hearts overnight to dry.
The next day our heart buttons were hard enough to paint. I found that Red Acrylic Paint worked best. I used a small paint brush to ensure that the paint covered the inside of each hole. If the paint covers the hole completely just turn the heart over and blow through the hole. This removes the paint and gives you a clear hole.
Once the clay heart buttons were dry I gave them another coat of red acrylic paint. The two layers of paint dried quite quickly. It was time to create our Valentine card. I folded a piece of red card in half to make the base of our card and cut a piece of pink Self-Adhesive Glitter Foam to fit in the middle.
The only needle I could find in my house with a big enough eye to fit the string through was a plastic one. I pushed the plastic needle through the clay buttons to create a string of hearts.
I positioned the string of clay heart buttons on top of the glitter craft foam. As I didn’t want our clay heart buttons to move I added Bostik Sticky Glue Dots underneath three of the hearts. This secured the buttons enough so I could turn the craft foam over and peel away its backing.
I folded over the two ends of string and pressed them onto the sticky foam before attaching to the red card base. Our Clay Heat Buttons Valentine’s Card was complete.
* Rolling Pin
* Heart shaped plate (optional)
* Toothpick or similar object to create a hole in the heart button
* Red card
* String and needle
Disclaimer: We received a box craft materials as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club #BostikBloggers
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