A couple of weeks ago, I ran into a tutorial on Pinterest for a DIY Marble Moon Phase Wall Hanging, and I thought it'd be a great addition to our little computer nook! I made this project with the "help" of my three-year-old daughter, so it took about an hour from start to finish, but we had fun and the total cost was under $10 since all I had to buy was the clay!
2 packages of black polymer clay (I found at Michaels)
1 package of white polymer clay
Cookie Cutters (I used a circle and square)
I have included a link to the original tutorial below, but here are some tips and tricks that I learned from my experience:
1. Work on wax paper to avoid staining your counter or work surface.
2. Blend the white and black clay little by little, testing it out as you go. If you over-blend it, you have to start over, but if you don't blend it enough to your liking, you can always give the clay a few more twists and re-roll it!
3. Make sure you make the holes big enough so that you can loop the string you are using through it twice.
4. I initially tried to use clear, stretchy power cord but this did NOT work. I recommend just using string or thread.
5. Instead of looping the string and knotting it on the backside, I looped it through twice, which let me play around with the spacing once everything was on the string. Once I was happy with the spacing (which is difficult to get right!), I added a small piece of tape to the back of each moon phase.
Link to tutorial by: Almost Makes Perfect. If you have some time, I highly recommend checking out the rest of her beautiful blog! So many good ideas!
Thanks for reading! xoxo, Jess
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