These stamped clay charms make a really cute gift for your friends – especially as they are perfect for attaching to pencil case zips and school bags! You could also try making them into a necklace or charm bracelet.
I decided to use pastel colours for this DIY because I thought they would go with the antique theme. To make the charms, I rolled a small ball of polymer clay (Fimo type stuff) and flattened it with my finger. Then I used a small rubber stamp to stamp on each one. I used a variety of different stamps such as butterflies, hearts, rabbits, dragonflies and daisies. I also made a small hole in the top of each charm using a BBQ skewer and placed them in the oven on a baking tray, baking according to the instructions.
Make sure you don’t leave the charms in the oven for too long and do open your windows as they can release some nasty fumes!
After baking, I left them for a while to cool. To achieve the antiqued look, I used some acrylic paint in a yellow ochre colour to paint on top of the charm. Then I rubbed away at the paint using some kitchen roll so that the only paint remaining was in the ridges left from the stamp. Once the paint had dried, I used a clear varnish/ glaze to create the shine on the surface of the charms. However, if you like, you can leave them as they are. Finally, I placed a split ring through the hole that I made in the top of the charm.
Hope you liked this DIY! Would love to hear from you in the comments – have you ever tried making anything with polymer clay? x
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