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Terra-Cotta Bud Vases

Learn how to make a terra-cotta bud vase by kneading colored clay.

terracotta urns and vases

Photography: Addie Juell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2020


  • Air-dry clay in terra-cotta¬†(Activa Plus Air-Dry Clay, in Terra-cotta, from $5 each for 1.1 lb.,¬†

  • Small glass bottle or beaker


  1. Roll air-dry clay of desired size out into a 1/4-inch-thick rectangle with a rounded top edge. Curl it into a tube; press seam closed; let dry. Insert a small glass bottle or beaker to hold water.

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