DIY | Polymer Clay Pumpkin Charms

Halloween is just around the corner, and I don't know about you, but so many people are obsessed with pumpkin everything during the fall months! With these little polymer clay pumpkins, you can make pumpkin earrings, pumpkin necklaces, pumpkin charm bracelets, magnets, or even use them as miniature Halloween decorations!

You will need:
Orange, green, and brown polymer clay. Black is optional, but depending on the green you have, you may want to add black to make it a little darker. We had lime green so darkening it was necessary! You'll also need a small paint brush for creating ridges and smoothing any little imperfections that may occur.

First, take some orange clay and form a little ball. This will be the body of your pumpkin.

Then, put a little pressure on the top of the ball to flatten the bottom a bit. Use the round end of your paint brush to make an indent on the top of the pumpkin. This is where the stem will rest.

From the little indentation you made, make ridges all the way down your pumpkin to create the "gourdy" look. These don't have to be perfect, so be creative with spacing and line length!

From there, create a thin "snake" of green, a leaf shape, and a little brown stem.

Then, add your stem, curl a few loops in your vine, and attach your leaf! Congrats, you've made a little pumpkin!

For hang-able charms, stick a headpin through the unfired clay and bake according to your clay's packaging. Our clay required 275 degrees F for 15 minutes. Once baked, use your pumpkins to adorn anything and everything you want!

What are you going to be for Halloween?
What other clay charm tutorials would you like to see?


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