DIY Home Decor | Phases of the Moon Art
Sunday, 23 April 2017
| WHAT YOU NEED |
Clay / Cutter / Sandpaper / Paint / Frame / Glue Gun
| HOW YOU MAKE THEM |
There is a little time dedicated to this DIY - mainly 'waiting to dry' time, but the actual making part is completed in a couple of hours. I staggered this make across a week as a WIP to complete in sections.
The first stage is cutting your clay 'moons'. I rolled out some white air dry clay to 0.5cm thickness and cut 8 circles using a jar lid. Remove the excess, transfer your clay to a sunny spot and leave to dry for at least 24 hours - remember to turn the clay at fairly regular intervals to prevent any warping or curling at the edges.
When completely dry, smooth the edges and sides with fine grain sandpaper. You can smooth the surface too, but I loved the bobbly finish the clay gave, all adding to the moon appearance:
My frame is from IKEA, and I removed the glass to create a box frame effect, simply arranging and securing my moon phases in place with a glue gun: