If you’re interested in creating your own customized polymer clay picture frame, keep reading to see what tools I used. I purchased all the supplies and tools at Michaels Arts & Craft, unless otherwise noted.
Sculpey III Oven-Bake Clay
Sculpey Metal Crinkle Cutters
- These cutters are great because the ruffled edge on the square is a lot cuter.
Walnut Hollow Clay Embossing Set
- This set includes alphabet letters that you can place together to make different words. This is what I use to stamp all of the months of the year.
Sculpey Bake & Bond Glue
- Used when the clay is still soft and is safe to bake in the oven. For example, I glued the clay pumpkin to the clay frame.
Wilton 37 Piece Alphabet & Number Cut-Outs
- This alphabet and number kit is found in the cake decorating aisle. Cake decorating tools are perfect for clay decorations and there are so many different metal cutters to choose from.
Sculpey Acrylic Roller
- Used to roll out and flatten the clay before using cutters and alphabet stamps.
Sculpey Clay Tool Starter Kit
- Used to make indentations and helps add more detail to your decorations. I used the sharp needle tool to make the small details in Santa’s beard and hat trim.
- Sharp knife to cut out different shapes and intricate details. An X-Acto knife was used to cut the triangle name flags and also the candle.
- I’ve used the Virserum Frame from Ikea, but any wooden frame would work.
Hand Molded Decorations
- Unfortunately, I don’t use specific tools for all the decorations and most of them are hand molded. For example, the Hello Kitty and toy pyramid are made in separate pieces and then glued together with the Sculpey Bake & Bond.
When all the decorations are made, bake the clay as directed. Once cooled, use a hot glue gun to attach the clay decorations to the wooden frame.
I hope this helps with your next polymer clay project. =)
Along with some birthday cupcakes, I thought Nathan and his parents would enjoy a small gift to remember his first birthday.
Adding polymer clay decorations to a plain picture frame is a great way to customize a gift.
For the balloon strings, use a small nail to create the holes. Optional: Add a tiny, tiny amount of black paint in each hole to make them stand out.
Make a wish Nathan!
I love birthdays. =)
For other customized picture frames, click here. Have a great weekend everyone!
My coworker is throwing a Precious Moments themed baby shower and wanted to give a gift to the mommy-to-be. Since a newborn’s first year goes by so quickly, she wanted the “My First Year” shadowbox/picture frame.
I can’t wait to see the frame filled up next year. =)
For other “My First Year” shadowboxes, click here and here.
Little Nathan celebrated his first birthday last weekend and since both his parents are UCLA alumni, a UCLA sports theme was perfect.
Nathan’s middle name is Royce, after Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.
Nathan’s uncle also made two mini 3-tiered cakes…how cute!! Happy 1st Birthday Nathan!!
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite days of the year. Everywhere you turn, all you see are flowers, hearts, and happy faces. I’m lucky enough to have a wonderful husband who makes everyday feel like Valentine’s Day, but it’s not a day just for couples. Flowers seem to always bring a smile to a person’s face so I prepared some Vday goodies for my coworkers.
- Polymer clay
- Small heart cookie cutters
- Baker’s twine or ribbon
- Letter stamps
- Mason jars
- Roll out polymer clay.
- Punch out hearts using cookie cutters.
- Punch out a small hole at top to attach string.
- Using a toothpick, make small dots along the edges.
- Using alphabet stamps, stamp the person’s initial.
- Bake polymer clay according to directions.
- After the polymer clay has cooled, use baker’s twine or ribbon to attach the hearts to mason jars. These mason jars are 1.5 pint size.
- Fill up the mason jars with flowers and water.
I loooove tulips.
Personalizing each heart makes it a little more special.
One for Laura, Liz, Rebecca, Michelle, and Veronica.
Happy ♥ Day everyone!
Over the weekend, my friend threw a Fifty Shades of Grey themed baby shower and requested some cupcake toppers.
For those of you who haven’t heard or read Fifty Shades of Grey, it’s a best selling erotic novel.
Congratulations to the mother-to-be! I’m sure it was a very fun shower. =)
A baby’s first birthday is very special so I was happy when my good friends, Sharon and David, asked me to be a part of their son’s celebration. The party had posters, pictures, and party bags with a cute baby dragon so they wanted cupcakes to match.
HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY ELIAS!!!!