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Published on June 29th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain

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Gnome Clay Pens

I’m still creating new clay pens. It’s a borderline obsession.

They are so cute, and I just love coming up with different designs. I am always thinking about how I could recreate a character on a pen and make it adorable.

I use pens a lot, and it makes me feel happy to pull one of these fun designs out of my purse. It almost makes going grocery shopping enjoyable. Almost.

Or…writing to-do lists, or signing a check, or those nameless thousand of other uses for writing with a pen. Those things are less tiresome when using a cute pen. So, without further ado, here are some cute gnome clay pens.

 

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You need some Sculpey Clay

…and ink pens.

To begin, pull the ink cartridge from the pen. Cover the pen with a layer of clay. I used red.

Pinch off a small piece of flesh-colored clay, flatten it and add it towards the top of the pen.

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Push the clay into the pen, then roll a little to embed it.

Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Pinch off a marble-sized piece of blue clay, then flatten it and wrap it around the pen – just over the top of the flesh piece.

Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Wrap it around the top of the pen fully, then smooth the seam and pinch the top.

Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Roll the top part to curl into itself.

 

Flatten out a piece of white clay, shape into an oblong shape, and pinch the tip. Place it on the flesh piece as beard.

Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

Roll a small ball for the nose, and place it onto the flesh of the face – just on top of the beard.

Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com
Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Pinch a small piece off of the flesh-colored clay, then shape it into a long teardrop shape. These are the ears.

Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Place as evenly as possible on either side of the face, overlapping the beard.

Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Create a single ball of teal, then 5 balls of purple and place on gnome’s hat.

Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Use a tool or needle to push the edges of the purple balls into the clay creating a flower shape.

Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Once you have all your clay pens finished. Place them on foil on a cooking sheet. Heat oven to 275 degrees F., and bake for 20 minutes.

Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Spray your pens with a clear polyurethane to give them shine.

Gnome Clay Pens - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Aren’t they just too cute? I adore them!

*TIP: Make these on wooden dowels instead, and create planter stakes.

Enjoy!

kris



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