For most of our clay crafts, we have a template or object you can use to help you when shaping your clay. But sometimes it can be fun to freehand create something and see what happens. Of course it still helps to look at photos for inspiration! To help you let your creativity flow, Meagan made this clay knot that you can replicate or modify.

We are calling this an intermediate project because there is no template to follow. But if you need some guidance, you can download our photo tutorial at the end of the post.

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Although we’re here to help you craft, we love seeing how you get creative with our projects and make them your own. Whatever you make from our site will have your own handmade touch to it, even if you follow exactly what we do when crafting. This clay knot is more of a free-hand project where you will use your hands to smooth and mold the clay into hoops. It may take some time to get the shape how you want it, so just be patient with yourself and remember to have fun with it!

Also keep in mind that this clay knot is a two-step project that will take some time to complete because you have to allow one hoop to dry for 12 hours before making and attaching the second connecting hoop. So if you decide to modify this project and add another hoop to create a chain link, you will need to wait another 12 hours before adding a third clay hoop.

We can’t wait to see what you do with this DIY idea! Be sure to share pictures of your clay creations with us by tagging #MadeWithLia. 

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How to Make a Clay Knot

  1. Gather the craft tools and materials you need to make your clay knot.
  2. Roll out clay into a tube that is 1 inch thick and about 16 inches long. 
  3. Cut off the ends of the tube using a detail knife, save the most uniform 12 inches of tube.
  4. Attach the two ends of the tube to make a circle. Use your fingers and a damp sponge to attach and smooth out the clay. Allow clay to dry completely.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

Photo tutorial for air-dry clay decorative knot by Lia Griffith

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