3 Easy Zodiac Inspired DIYs

May 30, 2020



3 Easy Zodiac Inspired DIYs

Here in this blog post, I'm going to show you how to make three easy zodiac inspired DIYs. You'll learn how to make a zodiac clay bowl, a watercolor painting, and charms.

I made these DIYs and the video in 2018. I kept this blog post in drafts since then and then I forgot about it. I found back then that all of these zodiac and constellation DIYs are really easy to make and they all turned out looking cute for any room. What do you think about these ideas?

You can watch the video below or you can read the rest of this blog post. :)



Zodiac Polymer Clay Bowl


DIY Zodiac Polymer Clay Bowl

You will need...

Black Polymer Clay
Muffin Pan or Oven Safe Bowl
Clay Tools (to cut off any extra clay)
Rolling Pin
Parchment Paper
White and Gold Paint
Mod Podge
Paintbrush
Pencil (optional)

1. Roll out a ball of polymer clay in between two pieces of parchment paper and don't roll the clay too thin because the clay might break.

2. Take the clay off of the parchment paper.

3. Place the clay onto the bottom of a cup of a muffin pan or a oven safe bowl and mold the clay into a bowl shape.


4. Trim off any extra clay you don't want.

5. When you're done trimming the clay off, you can take the clay off of the pan or the bowl and you want to smooth out the edges with your finger and when you like how it looks you want to put the clay back onto the pan or the bowl.


6. Bake your clay bowl in the oven. Make sure you check your clay instructions before baking your bowl. I baked my bowl at 275 F for 10 minutes.

7. When the clay is done baking, you can take it out of the oven and wait for it to cool off.

8. After the clay has cooled off you can take it off of the pan or the bowl

9. You can paint a zodiac sign or a constellation and wait for the paint to dry.

I painted the constellation Leo with white paint and I used a pencil to make the stars and a paintbrush to make the lines.

10. If you want you can paint the edges of the bowl any color you want and you want to wait for the paint to dry. I painted the edges of my clay bowl with gold paint.

11. When the paint is dry, you can put a coat of Mod Podge onto the top and the bottom of the bowl so the bowl will have a finished look when it's done and you want to wait for it to dry before putting anything onto the bowl.


Zodiac polymer clay bowl and charms.

Zodiac Watercolor Painting


DIY Zodiac Watercolor Painting

You will need...

Watercolor paper or Sketchbook Paper
Acrylic or Watercolor Paint
Something Circular Like a Bowl
Paintbrush
Pencil
Marker
Binder Clip or Picture Frame

1. You want to get a piece of watercolor paper or you could use sketchbook paper and you want to tape the paper down to prevent the paper from warping and you can cut the paper into any size. I used sketchbook paper.

2. Take something circular and lightly trace around the circular object in the middle or slightly off center on the paper with a pencil.

3. Now you can use watercolor paint or you can water down some acrylic paint like how I did and you want to paint a galaxy of any color in the circle. I made my galaxy purple and blue.

When your done painting, you want to wait for the paint to dry.


4. When the paint is dry, you can draw a constellation on with a pencil and then you can paint on your constellation with white paint or a white marker. I did the constellation for Cancer on this painting.

I was going to use a metallic sharpie but then I realized it was too dark so I had to paint it. So make sure you using the right color for your constellation before painting.

5. Write the name of a constellation under the galaxy in pencil and then you can write over it with a permanent marker or any type of marker you have. I used a black permanent marker. If you need to you can erase any pencil markings off of the paper after the ink dries.

6. Put the painting into a frame or you can put a binder clip on top of the piece of paper and then you can hang it up on a wall.


Zodiac Polymer Clay Charms


DIY Zodiac Polymer Clay Charms

You will need...

Polymer clay
Paint
Pencil (optional)
Paintbrush
Mod Podge
Chain
Wire
Pliers
Toothpick

1. Roll out some polymer clay into a ball and then you want to flatten it with something like a bowl or a plate.

2. Shape the clay into a circle or another shape.


3. You can either buy a eye pin or you can make one yourself.

You can make one by taking a wire and pliers and you want to put the pliers on the wire and bend the end of the wire into what a eye pin looks like.

If the pin is uneven you can flatten it back out with the pliers.

Then you can cut off the extra wire.


4. Before you put the wire into the clay, you want to slightly bend the end of wire so it helps prevent the wire from coming out of the clay and make sure you flatten the pin out if it's uneven.

5. Carefully put the pin into the top of the clay and make sure you can fit a chain into the pin and make sure you take the chain off before for baking it.

If you don't have any eye pins or wire you can take a toothpick and poke a hole where you want the chain to be at in the clay. You can put a chain through the hole to make sure it fits and make sure you take out the chain before baking it.


6. Put your charms on a piece of parchment paper that's on a baking sheet and put your charms into the oven. Make sure you check your clay's instructions before baking your charms. I baked my charms at 275 F for 10 minutes.

When it's done baking you can take it out of the oven and wait for the clay to cool off.


7. Once the clay has cooled off you can paint on a zodiac sign or a constellation onto one or both sides of the charms. I painted both sides of the charms.

I painted the Gemini sign onto the charm with the eye pin and for the charm with the hole I painted the Pisces sign on one side and the Sagittarius sign on the other side with a paintbrush and a pencil.

I mostly used a pencil because it was easier to control to get get the details of the sign than a paintbrush but you can use a paintbrush.

8. When the paint is dry you can put a coat of Mod Podge onto one side of the charm and then you want to wait for it dry. Then you want to do the same thing to the other side of the charm.


9. When the Mod Podge is dry you can put the charms onto anything you want like a keychain, a necklace, or a bracelet.

Two Zodiac Polymer Clay Charms

That's how you make these zodiac DIYs! Let me know what you think about these DIYs in the comments down below.

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