20 Clay Craft Projects

Hi, friends! Today, we’re rounding up our favorite craft projects that can be made with clay. Most of these crafts are easy, so that’s a bonus. And is it just us, or are DIY projects extra therapeutic right now? We’re really embracing the upcoming season, and crafts are a big part of that.

We’ll be posting a roundup of yarn and felt projects soon, but for now … clay! Ready?

These marbled clay ring dishes are from one of our most popular DIY posts ever! They’re really easy to make, and if you’re trying to think of a good gift idea … boom.

Make your own votive using any color of oven-bake clay. You could even get creative and create a marbled look with these.

Next on our list are these mini pinch pot planters (try to say that three times, haha). You can make a bunch of these at once and plant tiny succulents in them—they’re so cute!

A clay cake topper that be customized any way you’d like, and very perfect for any celebration that involves treats.

You can make really pretty jewelry with clay like we did with this pendant necklace and this “art teacher” beaded necklace. You can even use metal clay to make real silver jewelry! 

Speaking of different kinds of clay, Emma used liquid clay to and a cozy phrase and butterflies to this wreath.

We have, not one, but two cactus clay DIY’s for you. These candleholders are so fun (they would be a good kiddo project, too) and this cactus bud vase (not as kid-friendly since it has “spikes” on it!) is really cute.

Make your own refrigerator word magnets. It would be fun to create a spooky-themed set since Halloween is coming up,

You really can’t tell that Rachel’s phases of the moon garland is a DIY. So pretty!

This dish is similar to our clay ring dish DIY but it’s shaped like a monstera leaf. You can use clay to make any shapes or objects, really!

You could make a personalized nameplate for your office desk or any spot in your home. What phrase would you use? We’re partial to this one …

These food-safe terrazzo cheese knives can be made using any clay colors, and we love any excuse to make a cheese board.

Mandi’s clay bud vase is incredible!

Clay ring towers with “sprinkles” on them? The cutest.

We think it’s special to either make or buy a new ornament each season. And we definitely prefer making them. Here’s how to make your own clay ornaments—perfect for gifting, too.

This clay petal planter is so textured and fun! If you want more muted colors on yours, we get it … but we’re team rainbow. 🙂

Raise your hand if you’re a cat ladyyyy. Laura made this adorable mobile for Lola’s nursery years back.

Make something special this weekend! xo, -The ABM Team

  • The marbled ring dishes are one of my favorite go-to projects for a handmade gift! It’s also super easy to trace a baby hand inside or on the bottom for a mother’s or father’s day gift! I love the reminder of what else I can do with all my clay 🙂

  • Thank you for the fantastic post! I teach preschool and can use many of these ideas with my students. Even though they are only four, I always try to have my students create pieces that use lasting materials rather than just construction paper and crayons.

  • Brilliant round up – thank you. Some I’ve seen before, some I’ve made before, but a good few I haven’t seen/made… Yet!! Off to buy me some clay tomorrow for some lockdown crafting.!

  • The votive and cake toppers are so cute~ I might give them a try 🌱💚 I’m giving a makeover to my room so it could be nice to handmade some of the decorations, thanks for the ideas 🙂

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