16 Creative Clay Gift Ideas
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16 Creative Clay Gift Ideas

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

Do you know how many ways you can use clay to make something special? We do, and here’s 16 different things you could make for an extra special gift!

These air dry clay ideas are simple and fun to create, find our guide to get started with clay here >


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Clay Gift Ideas

How to Make Clay Bunting Quotes

Offer up some encouragement with a beautiful quote on some clay bunting that they can hang in their home!

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How to Make Clay Coasters

Give them something pretty that will remind them of you every time they use it; we love the simple Moroccan style patterns on these coasters, but you could go geometric or even use a bit of calligraphy!

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How to Make Clay Bead Keyrings

If you want to make something small but special, have a go at making clay beads – they’re not just for kids! Choose trendy patterns and colours to decorate for a chic finish.

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How to Make Clay Tealight Holders

For someone who loves relaxing and lighting a few candles, make some beautiful holders and give with a nice pack of scented tealights.

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How to Make Clay Flower Ring Dishes

Instead of giving them a bunch of flowers, why not make a beautiful jewellery dish, and personalise with their name?

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How to Make Air Dry Clay Heart Bowls

These clay heart bowls are a great idea for a Valentine’s or anniversary present – stamp a special date or nickname on the inside for something they’ll treasure.

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How to Make Fruit Magnets with Clay

Don’t forget about the kids! They can make some fun fruit magnets, including a trendy pineapple, in no time at all!

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How to Make Air Dry Clay Hearts

Share the love with some simple clay hearts! Use twine to hang or turn into some cute bunting.

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How to Make a Personalised Tablet Stand

If you’re looking to make something for a guy, a tablet or phone stand is a great idea. Use their favourite colours to decorate and add a name or funny phrase to make them smile!

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Make Your Own Trinket Dish

A touch of gold and pretty pastels mixed with bold brights make these dishes bang on-trend, and a great gift for any jewellery lover!

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DIY Clay Plant Pot by That’s So Gemma

Get a trendy succulent or cactus and make a handmade home to give it in!

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DIY Stamped Clay Bowls

Go simple for a chic finish on a clay dish – use stamps in a block colour with a punchy phrase.

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DIY Leaf Catchall by Design Sponge

Find inspiration from nature with this beautiful leaf-impression ‘catch all’ dishes – perfect for keys, candles and jewellery.

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How to Make a Clay Handprint Frame

Use alphabet stamps to further personalise the outside of the frame, and pop a photograph of your family in the frame! Read the below tutorial to see how to make your own using a few simple products. 

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How to Make Clay Wall Hangings

Create modern wall hangings for your home in a neutral colour palette easily with air drying clay. These make a perfect gift – keep the designs simple or use your imagination to come up with something totally unique!

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How to Make Terrazzo Jewellery

Terrazzo is a really simple technique where small chips of one material are embedded into another. You can recreate the effect using polymer clay, such as Fimo.

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