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Guest post: DIY Miniature House Necklace

diy miniature house necklace

Hi there! My name’s Dani and I run a little blog called High Walls. While Daria’s away, I thought I’d share a quick DIY project to tide your crafting needs over until she returns.

I don’t know about you, but I adore anything in miniature form.  Necklace pendants in the shape of teeny real life items are no exception; they make my heart jump with joy! But why settle for something store bought when you can make your own at home in just half an hour! I’m going to show you how to make a little house necklace today; all you’ll need is some polymer clay, coloured paints, a chain, a sharp knife and a wooden skewer.

miniature house supplies

polymer clay necklace

clay house

First things first, take a square of polymer clay, around 4cm x 4cm. Prepare the clay by kneading it until soft and pliable and mold into a cube.

Using the sharp knife carefully slice away each side to achieve clean, square edges and  cut one side into a triangular shape to make the roof. (Store the discarded clay in an airtight container to use another time).

house necklace

paint house

house pendant

Take the wooden skewer and gently push it through one side, twisting as you go to stop the clay from pulling and warping. Once the skewer is all the way through, gently remove it and repeat back through the other side using the hole you just created. Use the knife to clean away any rough edges.

Lay the clay on a flat surface and using the skewer carefully scrape away some detail shapes like doors and windows. Remove any excess clay with the skewer or knife.

Use the knife or clay tool to smooth away any rough edges and place the clay on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 110 degrees (celcius) for roughly 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool before going onto the next step.

Once cooled, paint your house as you choose. I decided to just highlight the windows and doors, but it’s up to you how you want it to look. Once the paint has dried, string it onto your chain and voila! You just made a totally unique and adorable little cottage necklace! Easy as Pie!

miniature house necklace