Clay

Sophisticated Sweets Basket

By  Jasmine Burgess  for  The Jasmine Factory

size: 3" tall

  • Sophisticated Sweets Basket

Materials

  • FIMO Soft Polymer Clay, several blocks each: White; Pink
  • PearlEx Pigment Powder: White
  • Coordinating cotton and ribbon

Tools

  • Small paintbrush
  • Matte varnish
  • Clay-dedicated items: pasta machine or acrylic brayer; cutting board and craft knife; parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Small round push cutter
  • Needle
  • Oven

Pattern - Sophisticated Sweets Basket

  • 1. Follow manufacturer's instructions to condition clay. Mix White and Pink clay to make very pale pink. Roll clay to 5mm thickness.
  • 2. Print and cut out pattern. Place template over rolled out clay; use craft knife to cut around it for a total of five times (including base) for sides.
  • 3. Use small spring push circle cutter to make decorative holes around edges of each side.
  • 4. At base of each side, use needle to make smaller holes. Repeat around edges of square base.
  • 5. Use dry paint brush to apply some pigment powder.
  • 6. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake four sides and square base. Let cool.
  • 7. Apply varnish.
  • 8. Use colored cotton to sew square base to four sides. Thread ribbon lengths through large holes and sides; tie bow at each top corner.
  • 9. Fill bowl as desired.