Clay Mountain Photo Holder

Learn how to make a Scandinavian style mountain photo holder out of clay with this tutorial. They make a great addition to the home decor and could also be used as DIY place card holders for weddings and parties! 

Learn how to make a Scandinavian style mountain photo holder out of clay with this tutorial. They make a great addition to the home decor and could also be used as DIY place card holders for weddings and parties! 

You will need: Clay - I used air dry clay Paint - white, black Paint brush Knife Pliers/wire cutters Wire

You will need:

Clay - I used air dry clay
Paint - white, black
Paint brush
Knife
Pliers/wire cutters
Wire

Step 1 Using the knife, cut two triangular shapes out of the clay to form the mountains. They shouldn't be too thick, however they need to be thick enough that they will stand up once they're dry.

Step 1

Using the knife, cut two triangular shapes out of the clay to form the mountains. They shouldn't be too thick, however they need to be thick enough that they will stand up once they're dry.

Step 2 Using the pliers, twist the end of the wire twice round a pen (you could also use your finger or something else that is round and a similar size). Leave a small bit of the wire at the end to wrap around the longer piece of wire to hold it in shape. Make sure the two circle are pushed tightly together as they will be holding the photo/name card.

Step 2

Using the pliers, twist the end of the wire twice round a pen (you could also use your finger or something else that is round and a similar size). Leave a small bit of the wire at the end to wrap around the longer piece of wire to hold it in shape. Make sure the two circle are pushed tightly together as they will be holding the photo/name card.

Step 3 Push the wire into the top of the clay mountain that you made in step 1. Leave them to dry over night.

Step 3

Push the wire into the top of the clay mountain that you made in step 1. Leave them to dry over night.

Step 4 Once the photo holders are dry, you can start painting them. Paint the top to the mountain white, and mix up a nice shade of grey for the bottom of the mountain. I also experimented with adding some dots and dashes to the lower part of the mountain! Now they are ready to be used as photo stands, name card holders or just to hold a little picture in the home! Subscribe to my newsletter to receive fun craft ideas weekly!

Step 4

Once the photo holders are dry, you can start painting them. Paint the top to the mountain white, and mix up a nice shade of grey for the bottom of the mountain. I also experimented with adding some dots and dashes to the lower part of the mountain! Now they are ready to be used as photo stands, name card holders or just to hold a little picture in the home!

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