DIY clay disc vase

I never throw out glass bottles, only because they're SO handy to have around to re-purpose with. I tend to use them as vases, to make more soy candles with, or to fill them with homemade jams, preserved lemons, sauces, bath salts and so on.

This is a new craft project I recently thought up. Just for fun. Because I've always had an interest in clay and pottery but have never actually learnt how to. So this is my cheat's version, I suppose. I have to confess something though...I'm not real pleased with the end product. I would have much preferred a neater, version with less gaps between the discs. If you do attempt this project, make you you overlap the discs - that is the key.
You'll need:

Fimo clay
Glass bottle(s)

Method

1. Roll fimo clay into similar sized balls and flatten each one to make a disc of ~ 1 cm.

2. Stick a row of discs around the glass bottle starting from the bottom.

3. Keep adding more rows of discs, making sure to overlap, until the glass bottle is covered.

4. Place glass bottle in oven to bake for 30 minutes at 110 degrees Celsius.

5. Once baked, allow to cool to room temperature so the clay completely hardens.

23 Responses to DIY clay disc vase

rae said...

cute idea! it would be fun to experiment with different colours as well and maybe different designs entirely.

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little t said...

Very cute project - love the result xo

Anita said...

lovely blog :)
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Jessica said...

I think your vase is cute and it is a hundred times better than anything I could make.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

Oh, I keep glass bottles too! But only if they've got a unique shape to them :) I like to reuse them for flowers too! Never thought about decorating them but I will now!

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

Same here, I never throw out glass bottles! I love this, so pretty!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That's a fun idea! I always keep glass bottles too. They always come in handy!

cleartheway said...

So easy and cute!

Kate from Clear the Way

Czarina Mae said...

Your blog is SO interesting! And cute DIY :)

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Susannah said...

I love it! It's perfect how it is, I honestly think it's better with the gaps. Great job! Have a wonderful weekend! sparkle2day.com

Mili said...

Ohh what a cute way to spice up a boring ol' jar :)

Mili from Call me, Maeby

Mili said...

Ohh what a cute way to spice up a boring ol' jar :)

Mili from Call me, Maeby

burntfeather said...

So pretty and always full of such creativity Trishie!

Tina Bradley said...

Love it! The white clay disks remind me of vintage milk glass. Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

esosandraUTD said...

I keep glass bottle too but only to sell them. May be I will try to keep some for this experiment. Thanks for sharing.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This is so cute and I think I could actually do this one. Thanks for sharing Trishie!

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Jane said...

so cute. i love glass bottles too. have a little collection going. i am dying to make the soy candles or beeswax candles. they are like essential to living during the winter months!

Anouka K said...

The vase looks awesome! Would be a great idea to create as a personalised gift.

My Garden Diaries said...

How cool is this friend! You know this has inspired me....this would look so pretty on my patio when we host parties! The discs add so much texture! I hope that you all have a great weekend!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Cute idea!

★ L i S A said...

Very cute! Your DIYs are all so awesome c:

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

So cute and good!
Ciao

Alicia Mackin said...

This is lovely DIY! And I have a new addition too, a 10 week old kitten that appeared in our driveway wailing his or her head off! Decided to keep him or her. It has ben 48 hours : )

Allie of Dressing Ken