Sunday, January 22, 2012

return on creativity: clay candle holder

I dipped my toe into the genre of sculpture just barely and came out with what I'm going to call a candle holder...  I'm considering this project a prototype that can use a little tweaking, but I love the idea of it and wanted to share it with you.

I started by rolling out some Sculpey polymer clay and cutting out a leaf design.  I used these Wilton leaf cookie cutters.

I cut out four leaves and laid them on my mold (a metal one cup measuring cup).

Then I added a circle cut out for a base.  I baked my sculpture per the clay instructions.

I put a votive candle inside to create a little sculptural candle holder.

I think if I can find a bigger candle to fill up the space a bit more it would be perfect.

Or just add a circle cut out to the center and enjoy my creation as a sculpture.

Give it a try, modify, perfect and let me know what you think.  Thanks for reading and subscribing!


Full Circle Creations said...

I absolutely adore this! I've been thinking about doing something with clay. Now you've got me thinking....Thanks for the inspirations.


Lauren said...

I like how it came out! I haven't worked with clay yet but I'd like to give it a go.

I'd love for you to link up & share:

Tori said...

Very nice! It looks very West Elm-ish

areyoukiddingme said...

Very cute idea! I agree that a slightly larger candle would make it look even better...

Boden said...

What a great idea! Love it! I'd be SO pumped if you'd come and share this (and any other projects you'd like to show off) at the Head to Head Showdown link party, going on right now at I hope to see you there! ~Jen

D+B said...

Cute blog!!! I found you on a link party!! I am your newest follower!!! I would love it if you would check out my blog to and follow me back, that would be great!! I would love to feature your blog sometime!!


The Loops said...

I love this. You are making want to try clay more and more.

BTW are you on pinterest?

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