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Terra-Cotta Napkin Rings

Sun-kissed terra-cotta tableware and neutral linens are a match made in dinner-party heaven. These napkin rings were sculpted from a few colors of no-bake air-dry clay.

terracotta dinnerware

Photography: Addie Juell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2020

materials

  • Air-dry clay in white, black, and terra-cotta (Activa Plus Air-Dry Clay, in Terra-cotta, White, and Black, from $5 each for 1.1 lb., activaproducts.com)

  • Rolling pin

steps

  1. Knead a plum-size piece of terra-cotta-colored air-dry clay and pea-size bits of white and gray (mixed from black and white) air-dry clay together to create a swirled effect.

  2. Using a rolling pin, flatten the clay into a 1/4-inch-thick rectangle. Cut four 2-by-5-inch strips out of it. Overlap the edges, smooth the seams with your finger, and let dry upright (to help keep the shape).

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