Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DIY Cupcake Bookmark

DIY Clay Cupcake Bookmark

I think I have a new favorite thing to make: clay bookmarks.  I really liked how my bumble bee turned out last month, so I decided to try and make a cute little cupcake this month.

To make your own, you will need:

  • Sculpey or other polymer clay in purple, pink, white, and brown
  • Purple paperclip
  • Long pointed metal tool or toothpick
  • Small paring knife

First, and most importantly, massage your clay until it is nice and soft, then form it into a ball.  This helps make it more pliable, but also prevents it from cracking in the oven!
Sculpey clay

Once the clay is soft, take your purple ball of clay and mush it down with your finger to make it cylindrical.  Roll the cylinder on one side to shape it into your cupcake wrapper.  Cut off the narrow end to ensure it is flat.
DIY Clay Cupcake
DIY Clay Cupcake
DIY Clay Cupcake

Use your pointed tool to create indentations up the side of the cupcake wrapper, giving it the accordion pleat texture.
DIY Clay Cupcake
DIY Clay Cupcake
It looks like a purple Reese's peanut butter cup!

Next, take a pinch of your brown and a pinch of the white and mix them together. The goal is to create a nice, tan color.  You can probably buy this shade from a package, but it's a color I just don't use enough to buy a whole brick of it.
how to make tan clay
Sculpey clay

Once you've made your tan, mush it into a dome shape and press this firmly but gently on top of the cupcake wrapper to make your cupcake top.
DIY Clay Cupcake
DIY Clay Cupcake Bookmark

Then, flatten your pink ball of clay into a thick disk.  Lay this on top of the cupcake to create your frosting.
DIY Clay Cupcake Bookmark
DIY Clay Cupcake Bookmark

Use your pointed tool to press swirls into the frosting, aiming for a peak at the top.
DIY Clay Cupcake Bookmark
DIY Clay Cupcake Bookmark

Finally, go back to your white clay and roll tiny little balls to create sprinkles for your cupcake.
DIY Clay Cupcake Bookmark

Press your paperclip into the base of the cupcake.  Then, remove the paperclip and bake the cupcake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.  Use super glue to secure the paperclip in place.
DIY Clay Cupcake Bookmark

I decided on this cupcake because my birthday is coming up :) 

6 comments:

  1. Awww...this is so cute dear !
    xoxo

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  2. I love to work with polymer clay too, so thank you for the idea! It looks yummy and super pretty:)))) Well done, dear!

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