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diy marble moon phase wall hanging

01.14.15

diy marble moon phase wall hanging | almost makes perfect

because moon phases are currently my favorite thing, i really wanted to make an easy wall hanging for our bedroom. so i created this one in about 20 minutes!

diy marble moon phase wall hanging | almost makes perfect

materials

diy moon phase hanging

01. soften up your clay and shape out your black balls (teehee), i used each slice of the package as a separate ball (teehee).

02. add a bunch of small pieces of white to your black and roll around in your hands to get the white to spread organically like marble. careful not to blend the white in too well or you’ll have to start over. (you may remember this technique from this post)

how to marble clay

03. roll out each piece using your rolling pin (that you obviously don’t use with food because that would be nuts).

04. using the circular cookie cutter, shape a circle. to get the crescent moon shapes, press the circle in again lower. cut out all the shapes you’d like using the various cookie cutters.

05. let the clay cool off from your hands if necessary – then poke a hole in the top of each piece using a toothpick, and bake according to the package directions.

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06. once baked and cooled, tie your pieces together. this was super hard to figure out how to do / photograph, so gideon drew this diagram for you. basically — you loop the thread through with your needle, and knot on the backside. try to space yours out better than we did.

moon phase chime | how to tie

07. tie a loop at the top of your string and hang!

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61 comments on “diy marble moon phase wall hanging”

  1. Hello, you are really creative and smart! I cannot wait to try this!
    may i ask, what is the oven temperature and how long did you leave it in to bake. And do you only poke a hole on the top of the pieces or both the top and bottom (trying to figure out how does only opening hole on top join the overall pieces together)

  2. Love these things,,,,but why couldn’t u use small pieces of double sided tape and not have string showing,,,lol

  3. I would love to purchase one of these! I am not crafty whatsoever, nor do I ever seem to have the time. Please let me know if you ever make any more and sell them on an Etsy page or something!

  4. This is so pretty and i managed to do it quite perfectly but when i hanged it on the wall it kinda lost it lol
    i can’t seem to to make it sit “attached’ to the wall
    in the picture it looks great

  5. I just finished making this–very cool but the process was incredibly frustrating!!!! I was not anticipating it to dangle so much, it was really difficult to tie the moons and hang it, I had to end up sticky-tacking it to the wall because it moved around so much. I wish this was mentioned in the instructions, other than that, beautiful.

  6. Do you (or anyone) have any advice for hanging? I made the moon pieces and I’ve tried tying the string several ways.. I can’t seem to get the pieces to lie flat against the wall. Any tips?

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