So each time winter comes round pinterest is swarming with chunky knit which provides me knit fever! Since I’ve already gotten an opportunity to make a chunky knit blanket I needed to do that with a unique medium. In different phrases I suppose you may say that is an unconventional method to chunky knit. Though I I’d of liked to make use of the earlier approach I used to make my blanket this DIY knit planter was a nice shock as a result of, it’s means simpler than my DIY blanket approach! YAY!
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TIME NEEDED: About 40 minutes
So this took me means over 40 minutes, not as a result of I used to be attempting to good it however, as a result of I’ve tried Three totally different clays earlier than I ended up on this one. The primary one was my do-it-yourself air clay recipe and apparently that didn’t work as a result of it was means too delicate which didn’t precisely assist with creating even clay strands for the knit impact. After that I attempted modeling clay that I bought earlier and that was a complete catastrophe. It stored tearing virtually not possible to work with. I lastly gave up made a visit to my nearest walmart and determined to offer polymer clay a attempt to I’m ssso glad I did as a result of it labored good!
TOTAL COST: $7
- 1 tin can ( or an analogous container so long as it’s oven protected since you’ll have to remedy the clay within the oven)
- 1 pound polymer clay. ( I had a couple of handful left over)
Okay so the great factor about working with polymer clay is it stays delicate till you bake it which suggests for those who mess up you may re-do it as many instances as you need earlier than you remedy it within the oven. To start take a bit of clay and knead it. Than roll it out a bit and divide it into equal sections. It doesn’t should be good so long as they appear the identical your good to go.
Step 2: Creating Your Braids
Now take every bit of clay and roll it out utilizing your fingers. Gently roll backwards and forwards till you create lengthy even strands of clay. This works greatest for those who apply very gentle stress and take your time. 😀 It’s greatest to work with two strands of clay at a time to create your braids. Upon getting your strands fold them in half and twist them in reverse instructions away from one another. (see photograph for reference)
Than lay them subsequent to one another and apply gentle stress to flippantly safe them collectively. Maintain including braids collectively however not totally securing the entire sample collectively. That is simply to maintain monitor of your sample. As soon as you are feeling you’ve made sufficient braids to cowl your tin can you may safe one braid at at time or safe just a few at a time to your tin can.
Step 3: Securing your Chunky Knit!
To safe every braid merely pinch of an extra braids on the highest and backside of the can. The clay ought to adhere to the tin can very well. No glue is required for this step. Be certain that your attaching your braids accurately. I completely forgot to maintain monitor of the sample and realized solely after it had already cured within the oven! My OCD was driving me bonkers 😭!
Step 4: Ending off your Chunky Knit!
Okay when you’re achieved including braids throughout your tin-can roll out one other even strand and safe it to the highest and backside. This may full the look and canopy the place you pinched off the braids. Than to remedy it bake it within the oven and that’s it! Fairly straightforward proper? ( I adopted the directions on the field for baking it)
It’s such a comfy littler planter. I can’t wish to plant a succulent in it. Oh by the way in which if you would like drainage holes I’d most likely drill some previous to including the knit impact. 😀
I like how clean the polymer clay turned out! I child you not the modeling clay was horrible. Oh btw the way in which I completely forgot to say that I spray painted it white after I cured it within the oven. Regardless that it seemed fairly white already I needed a crisp white look. I simply used common rustoleum flat white spray paint.
Makin my fake mantel look all cozy 😍😊
Okay than, I hope you preferred this DIY. I’ve just a few extra Christmas tin-can up-cycles deliberate. Can’t wait to share them with ya! Let me know what you consider this one. 😀 Blissful Crafting ! I’ll see you subsequent time. 😀