420 Holly Doily Box Project
#420 – Holly Sprig Doily
  Gift Box Decoration
Clay Casting Project

A Yummy Gift Idea!
Create a charming gift box and fill it 
with delicious holiday cookies to match.

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #420 – Holly Sprig
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white
1 clay casting* #420 – Holly Sprig (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions).
Crimper cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic paints: green, gold, red
Clear acrylic varnish (optional)
Rub ‘n Buff ®, foam brush or SpouncerTM by PLAID ®, soft cloth (optional)
Stiffened doily 
1/8” wide ribbon approx. 12" long
Hot glue

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from paper instead of clay (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

1.  While clay is wet, cut out casting with crimper cookie cutter and let dry.
2.   Sand rough edges smooth. 
3.  Apply a coat of primer and let dry.
4.  Apply gold paint to background area, then green to holly leaves, and red paint to holly berries. Let dry.
5.  Optional: Apply Rub ‘n Buff® to the top of the design, the edges and sides.
6.  Use glue to attach the doily to the box first, then glue on casting. Make bow out of ribbon, and glue below casting. Cut off ends diagonally.
This clay casting project is featured along with dozens of others 
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic paper casting 
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.

Project designed and created by Sue Moore.
Photography by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.

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