A Clay Christmas Wall Votives is a small piece of pottery that hangs on the wall. You can insert a small tea candle and have a new light source on your wall during the holidays. I like this simple clay Christmas wall candle votives because you can simply take down existing pictures and hang these candle votives on the nails you already have in the wall.
Because this Clay Christmas Wall Votives is so small that we are making, about 6 inches tall, you can easily make many out of one block of clay. This craft project should cost you about $10 or less per child or adult!
To Make A Clay Christmas Wall Votives You Will Need:
Air Drying Clay or Regular Clay if You Have access to a kiln
Clay working tools
Clear Acrylic Spray Paint
Nail or Screw to hang it on Your Wall
Use a clay cutting tool to cut a piece of clay off of the large block of clay.
Roll the clay out into a ¼ inch thick slab. Try to make it at least one foot wide and about 7 inches tall. You can make more slabs if necessary.
Cut out 2 pieces of clay that is 6 inches tall and three inches wide. Cut two more rectangles out that are 6 inches tall and about 1 ½ inches wide.
Now, cut out a small rectangle that is three inches wide by 1-½ inches wide.
Go ahead and cut a small nail hole about one inch down from one of the 6X3 inch rectangles. Set it aside.
Now, take the other 3X6 inch piece of clay and cut out a Christmas design. This is a great time to use those Christmas cookie cutters. You can press out any design you want in the Christmas candle wall votive.
Snowflake, bells, holly leaves, and even angels are all great shapes for a Christmas candle wall votive.
If you want you can cut small designs out of the two smaller side panels. The more cuts outs you make on the candle wall votive the more light you will let out. Just do not cut any designs out of the back. You do not want smoke from your candle staining your wall.
Now, simply assemble the rectangle with the bottom.
Now, you need to let this Christmas candle wall sconce dry. It may take up to about 6 days.
Once the candle wall sconce is completely dry you can paint it. I like to at least apply a coat of clear acrylic spray paint to add some shine. Any acrylic paint will work though. Those great hammered metal spray paints also look nice. Krylon makes a bronze color that is awesome.
Once the paint has dried you can drop you tea candle down into the Christmas candle wall sconce. I like to put a little sand in the bottom as well. This is a great fire retardant.
Now, simple hang the wall sconce on a nail in the wall.