Create Your Own Terrazzo Hamsa Wall Hanging

Okay, so remember those cute little hamantashen wine charms I made a few weeks ago? Today’s project is actually the original reason that I bought the polymer clay. As I said, I had a bunch leftover, so I improvised a quick Purim craft. As my mom would say, “A+ for use of leftovers!”

I’ve wanted to make some sort of hamsa art for my home for a while, but I didn’t really know what I wanted it to look like or what art medium I would use. All I knew was that I wanted to have a symbol of good fortune in my home, especially after all the craziness of the last couple of years.

And then these terrazzo-inspired polymer clay projects kept popping up on my Pinterest feed. All that was left to do was to figure out what colors I wanted, which is silly because my house is pretty much turquoise central. So, after deciding that I wanted my new wall hanging to reside in my living room, it became pretty clear that I would be using gold, dark green, and turquoise with white as a base.

Making the charm is as easy as downloading my template, rolling the clay, cutting, and baking. All in all, it only took about 30-45 minutes to create a beautiful new piece of home décor.

Click here to download the free DIY Clay Hamsa Wall Hanging Template.

Materials

Directions

  1. Choose a color for the base and knead the clay until pliable.
  2. Cut 1/8-inch to ¼-inch sized pieces of the other clays straight from the block. The more imperfect, the better.
  3. Sandwich the base clay between parchment papers and roll to about ½-inch thick.
  4. Remove the top layer of parchment paper and sprinkle the base clay with the colorful pieces of clay.
  5. Replace the parchment paper and roll the clay until it is an oblong shape about ¼-inch thick.
  6. Cut out the hamsa template from the download and place it on the clay.
  7. Use a knife to cut out the hamsa shape from the clay and use a paper straw to make a hole for the cord.
  8. Place the clay hamsa on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake according to package directions (mine was about 15 minutes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit).
  9. When the hamsa is cool, lightly sand the edges to smooth, as needed.
  10. Cut a length of cord or ribbon to about 10 inches and loop it through the hole.

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