Add a unique spin and repurpose Glass Bottles with this beautiful and easy Marbling Clay Technique Using Oven Bake Clay.
I mean how unique and beautiful does this Bottle look? It only took me 30 minutes from start to finish and there are tons of way you can customize this bottle to your liking.
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But lets get to today’s little project
Tutorial for How To Make Marbled Clay Bottle
STEP 1 – Mix the Clay Colors
For this project, you can use any glass bottle you have on hand be it an empty bottle of Pasta a Jam Jar, or in my case, I repurposed a lemonade bottle.
Just make sure to take off any labels and wipe off any dust before starting the project
This project requires the marbling technique which is basically using multiple clay colors and combining them all together. You can also check out my Marbled Clay Bowls post where I use a similar technique.
I chose a bunch of different colors basically I had so much leftover from various clay projects that I decided to combine all in one place. Which is how this Beautiful Marbled Bottle came to life.
This is how my Clay Ball turned out when I combined all the colorful clay pieces together. You can already see the Marbling starting to happen.
STEP 2 – Flatten the Clay and Wrap it Around The Bottle
So the next step is to Roll Out The Clay Ball so you can wrap it around your glass bottle.
You could use a Rolling Pin to flatten it or the same glass bottle that is being turned into a Vase to flatten the clay ball.
This part is optional but you could use some Spray Adhesive to wrap the clay onto the Bottle but even if you don’t use it the Clay is moist enough to easily stick onto the Glass Bottle.
And completely wrapped the beautiful marbled clay onto the bottle.
Of course, the clay didn’t wrap around in the bottle completely in one take and I had to cover some areas with more pieces of clay.
But that is the best part of the Marbling technique as all the colors just mesh and blend together so well.
This part is optional but I think it adds a nice little touch. Since the clay was soft at this point, I thought it would be a perfect time to place some self-adhesive gemstones on it.
I placed it one by one all around the bottle by pressing it into the clay. Do it until it is completely covered to your liking.
At this point you could leave the bottle as is and it would be complete or you could bake it which is what I did.
Then after that, it was time for it to get baked at 275F for 15 minutes. You should read the instructions on the Clay Box you purchase of what time temperature and time it mentions for baking.
When it came out of the oven, the clay was hard and solid so it would stay in place.
Let it cool before you start using it.
And that was it . What a fun way to recycle those old bottles.
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