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Herb Jar — By: Mary Lynn Maloney


  • polymer clay: 1” gold ball, translucent liquid clay
  • fruit border rubber stamp
  • Rub n’ Buff® patina wax finish
  • 4” tall glass herb or spice jar
  • pewter alphabet
  • 18” length of 22-guage copper wire
  • round nose pliers
  • baby powder
  • basic supplies: rolling pin or roller tool, craft knife, baking surface: glass or ceramic baking dish, insulated or doubled baking sheet, or ceramic tile

Designer Tips: A quick and easy decorative accent, these Herb Jars are a great gift idea—create some for your mom, sister, or friend. Or, make a set to keep for yourself!


  1. Flatten the gold clay to 1/8" thick. Press the stamp into the clay without ink, creating a light impression. Cut a 2 1/8” x 3/4” rectangle. Push the letters into the clay as shown.
  2. Flatten a scrap of clay to 1/16” thick. Cut a 1/4” x 3” strip and shape it into a wide inverted “V”. Attach it to the back side of the large piece with drops of liquid clay. Bake according to manufacturers instructions and let cool. Rub the edges with wax.
  3. Wrap the wire around the neck of the jar and twist to secure. Loop one end of the wire through the clay hanger and form a teardrop shape. Twist the wires again to secure. Use the pliers to curl the wire ends into flat spirals.

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