Heart of Clay

Last week I made this Lunch Bag, as you may have seen, and to embellish it a little I hung a heart of polymer clay from it. Today I will show you how I made the heart.

What you need:

Red Polymer Clay
White Polymer Clay
Little Eyelet
Red Nailpolish
Black Permanent Marker
Cabochons, whatever you like

Cut the banner out of the white clay and the heart out of the red clay. You can also use a cookie cutter for the heart.

Fold the banner on both sides, like I did in the picture below.

Stick the banner on the heart. That's all you have to do with the clay, so you can put it in the oven now (read instructions on the clay package), but don't forget to attach the eyelet before! If you try it afterwards the clay will break.

After baking the clay let it cool down. When the clay is cool enough, paint the red part of the heart with nailpolish, if you like your heart shiny (optional). 

When the polish has dried completely, draw the LOVE-letters with an erasable pencil, so you can erase the letters in case you're not happy with how your letters turn out. 

When your satisfied draw the pencil lines again with permanent marker.

Make the sides of the heart and the banner black, to give it an old school tattoo kind of look. Finally you can attach cabochons to the heart. I used a pink rose and a swallow, but of course you can attach anything you like.



  1. This little heart was one of my favorite things from last week. Thank you for the tutorial.

  2. What a cute idea! My kids would have so much fun making these with polymer clay. Thanks for the tutorial!

    I found you on the Saturday Spotlight link party. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!


    1. Thanks, Ritchil! You can make such fun things from polymer clay!

  3. your heart is gorgeous and very wearable :)

  4. Good tutorial - thanks
    Found you on Creative Mondays

  5. I love hearts, and this looks like something easy enough for me. My 10 year old granddaughter might also enjoy it. Well done!

  6. WOW! You made it look so easy! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

  7. This is so, so charmingly lovely! The inclusion of a wee little rose and darling blackbird really help make it a memorable, awesome piece. Everything you create is so fun and pretty, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

  8. This is just fabulous! Can't wait to try making one. Thanks for linking with me.

  9. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    We hope to see you there!

    1. Thanks for inviting me, Parrish! I will link up some of my projects tomorrow!

  10. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that I loved your Heart of Clay from last weeks Pin It Party! I am a co-host and I pinned your link to the The Best of The Pin IT Party Board.

    It is also going to be featured on my blog on Thursday, when the Pin It Party goes live for this week!

    Just thought I'd let you know and invite you back this week to link up again!

    Enjoy the rest of the week!
    A Geek In Glasses

    1. Thank you very much for featuring me, Stephanie! I really appreciate it! I love your blog, btw, so I'm a new follower!

  11. So cute! Great tutorial too! I'm so glad you shared it at the Rock 'N Share! Hope you’ll join the party again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  12. I love working with that clay! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

    1. Love this clay, too! So many things you can do with it!

  13. Hey there! Thanks for linking up such a creative craft. Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project!

    Have a wonderful week!

  14. I love how your heart turned out! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com Theresa PS Happy 4th!


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