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All Occasion Wraps For Flatware Cups
Instead of making an entire cup for your flatware for the Holiday table, why not just make a wrap that you can set plastic cups of flatware in? It takes up less space, you can make interchangeable pieces for any occasion, and they make awesome gifts!
You'll only need a few things to make the wrap, and it can be made in any size. For instance, not only can it be used for a cup of flatware, but you could make it large enough to wrap around a utensil holder.
Ready to get started? Let's head to the studio and get creative!
- Slab roller or rolling pin (dowel rod)
- Ruler and/or compass
- Paint brushes
- Scoring tool
- Slip or magic water
- Cookie cutters
- Roll out a slab of clay roughly 1/4" thick
- Cut a rectangular piece of clay big enough to wrap around the cup you will be using for the flatware. Make sure to leave room for shrinkage.
- I'm using a Solo cup for the flatware, so I'm cutting a rectangle of clay that is 4 1/2" x 13"
- Score and slip both ends of the rectangle and press them together to create a cylinder
- Using cookie cutters or a hand-made template, cut out the shapes you would like to go with the sleeve, and slightly bend the shape to match the curve of the cylinder for a better fit
- Apply a "hook" to the back of each shape making sure all the hooks are the same
- Cut a hole in your cylinder to accomodate the hooks you've added
- Decorate your cutouts with underglazes
- After you've made all the shapes you want for the wrap, adjusted the hooks to fit in the hole of the cylinder, and painted all the cutouts with underglaze, set them aside to air dry a day or two
- Bisque fire, glaze, fire to max cone
You now have a really cool flatware holder that can be used for all occasions! Set it on your table... or give it as a gift... either way, I'm sure it will get a lot of use!