17 Air Dry Clay Craft Ideas

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If you’re looking for easy crafts, these air dry clay ideas are perfect! Air dry clay is easy to work with, so it’s great for beginners and kids.

From home décor accents to jewelry and other unique creations, these air dry clay ideas are not only easy to make but also creative.

Here are 17 clay ideas to try today.

DIY Mini Wall Shelf  

Mini air dry clay shelf for dorm decor and locker decor. No nails required!
Image Credit: Craft Your Happy Place

This little cutie has a unique boho shape that acts as decor all on its own, and it’s small enough that the shelf and anything you place on it can be supported without using screws or nails. It’s the perfect piece to decorate a dorm room! Made entirely out of air-dry clay!

Make this Craft: DIY Mini Wall Shelf: No Nails Required!

Easy DIY Wire Sculpture With Air Dry Clay Base

wire sculpture
Image Credit: Craft Your Happy Place

This easy craft makes for really high-end-looking room decor. Using air-dry clay and armature wire, you can make this wire sculpture with inexpensive materials in less than 30 minutes.

Make this Craft: How to Make an Easy DIY Wire Sculpture

Faux Bead Bracelets

Hand with Pebble Bracelet holding a plant
Image Credit: Sustain My Craft Habit

These stones look so realistic, but they’re actually made from air-dried clay. You can easily make your own coastal inspired jewelry at home with clay.

Make this Craft: Faux Bead Bracelets

Cherry Blossom Trinket Dishes

Cherry Blossom Clay Trinket Dishes
Image Credit: Pillar Box Blue

These cute trinket dishes are made to look like pink cherry blossoms, which bloom in the summer. They can hold small jewelry items or other trinkets.

Make this Craft: Cherry Blossom Trinket Dishes

Place Card Holders

Rosemary Geometric Place card Holders
Image Credit: Delineate Your Dwelling

Use air dry clay to make table place card holders for any family gathering or special event. They are super easy to make and will impress guests.

Make this Craft: Place Card Holders

Colorful Clay Animal Heads

Colorful Clay Animal Head
Image Credit: Delineate Your Dwelling

This cute home décor is easily made using air dry clay. Once the clay is shaped and dried, you can paint the animals to match your décor.

Make this Craft: Colorful Clay Animal Heads

Heart Mosaics

Clay Heart Mosaic Ornaments
Image Credit: Barley and Birch

These heart mosaics are super cute and perfect for kids. Polished glass mosaic tiles give the clay hearts a unique look. Once finished, you can add leather cord thread, ribbon, or string to turn the hearts into ornaments or as an accent to other home décor projects.

Make this Craft: Heart Mosaics

Yarn Wrapped Ornaments

Yarn Wrapped Letter Ornament and Gift Tags
Image Credit: Xoxo Bella

These adorable holiday ornaments are made from air dry clay and then wrapped in yarn. They’re perfect for giving to friends and family as gifts and are super easy to make.

Make this Craft: Yarn Wrapped Ornaments

Nature Mobile

nature mobile
Image Credit: Sheri Silver

Create this fun nature mobile and use it as a decoration for inside or outside the home. You can paint hanging clay ornaments with leaves on them in different colors. The clay shapes are attached to a string and hung from a stick, giving it that cute natural look.

Make this Craft: Nature Mobile

Clay Cones

Clay Cones with lavender
Image Credit: A Happy Home In Holland

Make these air dry clay cones and use them to accent your home. The easy imprinting technique will allow you to give the cones a creative and unique look. You could also use them as silverware holders for entertaining.

Make this Craft: Clay Cones

Light Up Clay Mushrooms

Enchanting Clay Mushrooms That Light-Up
Image Credit: A Crafty Mix

How creative are these light-up clay mushrooms?! The mushrooms are made with air dry clay and then lit using fairy lights wrapped around the wire.

Make this Craft: Light Up Clay Mushrooms

Ring Holder

Marbled Clay Ring Keeper
Image Credit: Sum of their Stories

Use clay to create a cone shape ring keeper made from marbled air dry clay. Glitter is also used to give the ring holder some sparkle and the result is beautiful. 

Make this Craft: Ring Holder

Halloween Village

Clay Halloween Village
Image Credit: Crafts by Amanda

Spice up your home for Halloween by using air dry clay to make this cute and fun Halloween village. You can paint them in any color, and the purple, green, and orange colors make the village houses pop out and create a fun look.

Make this Craft: Halloween Village

Clay Birds

Image Credit: Red Ted Art

Here’s an easy craft that the kids can help you make. The birds are made with air dry clay and then painted. You can have the birds sit on top of a brown paper bag or a nest and use them as home décor.

Make this Craft: Clay Birds

DIY Clay Bunny Bowls

Clay Bunny Bowls
Image Credit: Alice and Lois

These DIY clay bunny bowls are great for Easter or spring. Kids will love them, too. Use the bowls to hold small items like jewelry, candy, and more. 

Make this Craft: DIY Clay Bunny Bowls

Personalized Gift Tags

Personalize Gifts With Clay Gift Tags
Image Credit: Tea and Forget Me Nots

You only need a few supplies to make these cute, personalized gift tags. You can use the gift tags for special occasions like Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. 

Make this Craft: Personalized Gift Tags

Clay Arum Lilies

Air Dry Clay Arum Lilies
Image Credit: A Crafty Mix

While these clay arum lilies look like expensive home decorations that can be purchased at your local upscale stores, they are easily made at home using air-dried clay. Arum lilies are perfect for summer and spring, but with these clay lilies, you can use them as decorations year-round.

Make this Craft: Clay Arum Lilies

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