Sunday, October 10, 2010

Paper clip jar and paper clips or boomarkers Part 3

Continuing from part 2...

You will need two 1/2" balls of the mixed green clay for each paper clip you make. 
Flatten both balls with your finger. Lay the paper clip on the one of flattened balls.

Cover the paper clip and the flattened ball with the other flattened ball.

Press in one of the animal face buttons.
You will notice that all of the faces are different and you may need to change the shape of the balls a little after you press them over the paper clip and before you press in the button. You do not want to put the paper clip too high towards the middle of the first flattened ball either or you will have trouble when you press the shank of the button in to the clay.

Once you get all of the buttons made in to paper clips that you think you will need bake the lid and the paper clips on a piece of corrugated cardboard box lid in a pre-heated 275 degree oven for 30 minutes, shut off the oven and let cool in the oven.

While the pieces are cooling, condition and roll out a piece of the opaque white Cernit. It will depend on how big the little jar is and how much you want to say. You can press the noodles in to the white and cut around what you said or you can cut the clay to fit on the front of the jar and make the noodles fit, which is what I did.

I have put it on the front of the glass and then I trimmed the edges.

I then placed the noodles in one at a time to form the words. You can use a pencil eraser to press them in to the clay.

Keep adding the noodles until you say what you have to say!

Once I have finished I roll the jar and the clay across my work surface to smooth the clay and press in all the letters evenly. Gentle now.
Bake this in the pre-heated 275 degree oven for 30 minutes and shut off the oven and let cool.

While you are waiting for the plaque to cool, take the green felt and another baby food jar lid and trace around the lid with a felt pen.

Cut inside the line that you have traced about 3/16".

Place glue in the top of the lid and spread it all the way to the edges with your finger.

Add the felt and press it in there well, making sure you do all the way around the edge of the felt.

Take the plaque off of the jar when it is cool and pick out all of the letters with a knife.

Brush the Pearl Emerald Green Lumiere into the letters and all over the front of the plaque. Wipe off the excess with an rag or towel.

When the paint has dried, place glue on the back of the plaque, rub a smooth layer on the back, and attach to the front of the glass.

Tie a bow with the ribbon around the jar at the top.

A cute gift and trash to treasure.


  1. Cute idea, Marie! Love it!

  2. Marie, gracias por el tutorisl, me encanta.
    Estaba convencida de que tu sorteo del corazon era en Octubre, lo copie mal en mi blog........que desilusionnnnnn, fue en Septiembre y hubo 3 ganadoras.
    Yo que estaba convencida de que me tocaria jejejeje
    Pues con retraso enhorabuena a las ganadoras y ha esperar otro nuevo sorteo y que esta vez haya mas suerte jejejeje
    besitos ascension

  3. These are fabulous tutorials, Marie... I learned a lot and really appriciate all the time you put into them to share them!!!


  4. Wonderful, just the project idea I was looking for! Thank you!

  5. WOW! And wow again! I hope you don't mind but am going to share the link to this with afabby inspiration site called Handmade.Heartfelted :)

    Thank you Marie :)

  6. That is just so darn cute! I think I could actually do that one. YIPPEEEE. **blows kisses** Deb

  7. RAAAAAWWWRRR!! You are the Queen of Clay! Oh my goodness, this is fabulous. Never thought of using noodles for stamps. Genius!

    Hope you had a great weekend. Rest well!

  8. Marie! Sister Marie! Bella is right, you are Da Queen! Sister Marie, I don't know if you were a baldie Baby or not but I would like for you to join the BBB Club and ride with us. Take a break and be a baby for a while! HAHAHAHA! Tsup!


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