Friday DIY: Lace Pottery Wedding Decor & Gifts

Looking for that perfect detail for your big day? Not into ring pillows and looking for an alternative? Looking for a great Bridesmaid gift? Seriously these would be perfect in all sorts of ways!

Weddings, DIY, Lace, Pottery, Gifts, Decor, Wedding 101, Nashville, TN, Maggie WeldonLace Pottery by Maggie Weldon

Here’s what you’ll need ~

  • Craft porcelain is available at Hobby Lobby
  • Vintage Doily or Lace
  • Craft Knife
  • Rolling pin
  • A bowl or pan in the shape you would like your pottery to mimic
  • Sponge
  • Water

Here’s how it’s done ~

  1. Using a rolling pin, roll out a layer of porcelain clay 1/4 inch thick, making sure it is 4 inches longer than than the size of the doily you will be using.  Place the rolled clay on a piece of cotton fabric.
  2. Using the rolling pin, press the doily into the clay to make an impression.
  3. Peel back the doily very gently.
  4. Use a wet sponge to clean and smooth the impression. Wipe away loose particles or clay.
  5. Using a knife, cut around the doily using the edges of the impression design as a guide. Smooth the edges with a damp sponge.
  6. Lift the piece using the edges of the cotton fabric and place the piece into the tray or bowl you are using as a  mold to shape it. Let it dry for 24 – 72 hours.

Add color by tinting your clay with an acrylic or oil paint. If your plate or bowl will be used to serve food, make sure to seal it with a non-toxic sealer. If it’s just for looks, you can seal it with Krylon’s Crystal Clear for a gloss look or Krylon’s Matte Finish if you want it to be a flat finish.

If you’re not into DIY, head on over to Maggie’s website where you can purchase your very own work of art!

Happy Planning and enjoy your weekend!

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