Clay Pine Cone Napkin Holders
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Sculpey III clay, hazelnut
- 6" chenille stem
- Two 12" metallic stems
- Studio by Sculpey clay knife
- Amaco clay oven
- Divide 1/2 of the block of clay into four equal sections. From two of the sections shape two large tear drops. Roll the other two sections into pieces 12" long.
- Cut one of the long pieces into many 1/4" pieces. Shape each piece into a little ball and flatten it onto the tip of the pine cone. Put three or four pieces around the tip.
- Starting at the top and working down, keep flattening the pieces onto the pine cone in a shingle style with each new piece slightly overlapping the pieces above it.
- Keep adding the little pieces until the whole pine cone is covered. Repeat for 2nd pine cone. When complete, gently push one end of 6" chenille stem into the fat end of each pine cone. Bake at 275° F for 20 minutes.
- When they are completely cool, decorate by twisting another color or metallic chenille stem around the center of the 6" stem. Wrap all 3 stems around rolled up napkin. Curl ends of the extra stems.