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Project Time:40 minutes

If you are in need of a colorful way to show off a few photos on your desk, this is the project for you! Pick up some polymer clay from the craft store – or even air dry clay – and craft up a set of photo holders in any shape you want. I went with a rose and a cactus, they go nicely together!



  1. Use one block of clay and knead it in your hands until soft.
  2. Roll it into a ball and slice a thin layer from the bottom to help it stand level.
  3. Starting on the outside, cut a piece of the clay and gently bend it outward with the craft knife.
  4. Continue all the way around to the top.
  5. Cut a piece of wire, about 10 inches. Use the round nose pliers to bend the end inward and create a swirl design.
  6. Insert into the center of the rose and then remove and set aside for later.
  7. Bake in the oven on a cookie sheet at 275 degrees for 15 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove from over. Use caution!
  8. Let cool.
  9. Add a layer of varnish.
  10. Dip the wire in the glue and insert back into the center of the rose. Let dry.
  11. Use the Sprocket app to print out photos and insert into the wire.

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Kathy Cano-Murillo

Kathy is a writer/novelist, artist/illustrator and founder of the award-winning Learn More

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