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As you can probably tell by looking at what we love to pin, you will know we have a soft spot for beautiful backdrops and wall hangings. Lucky us who get to share another gem created by Kathryn Godwin, and lucky you who get the how to! Thank you Lime Green Photography for the images. This clay pod backdrop would also look totally adorable as a mobile in a nursery too! The texture that the clay + branch combo gives is delish.



DIY Clay Pod Backdrop - photo by Lime Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-clay-pod-backdrop/
DIY Clay Pod Backdrop - photo by Lime Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-clay-pod-backdrop/
DIY Clay Pod Backdrop - photo by Lime Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-clay-pod-backdrop/
DIY Clay Pod Backdrop - photo by Lime Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-clay-pod-backdrop/
DIY Clay Pod Backdrop - photo by Lime Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-clay-pod-backdrop/

Tools:
-Model Magic
-cotton twine
-tapestry needle (has a large eye to fit twine)
-scissors

DIY Clay Pod Backdrop - photo by Lime Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-clay-pod-backdrop/
DIY Clay Pod Backdrop - photo by Lime Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-clay-pod-backdrop/

1. Roll balls of Model Magic to a diameter of a quarter
2. Using your thumbs, gently start to push the center of ball, knead the clay into a dome or shell shape.
3. Allow clay to dry for 24-48 hours. Don’t allow clay pods to touch each other before they are dry.
4. Cut twine, thread needle and knot at end. Pod strands can cascade at various lengths, or be kept a consistent length for a more graphic presence.
5. Push needle through center of pod and pull to the knot.
6. Tie the next not 2-3 inches away from pod, and repeat step 5.
7. Leave 5-6 inches at the top of the pod strand to allow for tying off to a tree branch or a dowel rod.

DIY Clay Pod Backdrop - photo by Lime Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-clay-pod-backdrop/
DIY Clay Pod Backdrop - photo by Lime Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-clay-pod-backdrop/
DIY Clay Pod Backdrop - photo by Lime Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-clay-pod-backdrop/

Sabrena Robinson made a video from the project, you have to watch the inspiration that goes with it come to life:

View step-by-step photos

Photography: Megan Gielow of Lime Green Photography
Hair: Jennifer Abercrombie
Flower Crown: Maiden Flower Crowns
Make-Up: Casey Nelson Lombardi
Video: Sabrena Robinson
Dress: Ladies of Lineage

8 comments
  • Love the final product! We had so much fun working with all the women on this project! xoxox Maiden Flower Crowns (Allison & Katie)

  • Gorgeous! I love all the backdrop diys you feature here on Ruffled. Now, if only I had more wall space for something like this, since my wedding was almost two years ago! :)

  • This is really simple, but elegant. Great DIY for a photo background, art at your wedding, or even to dress up a wall in your house.

  • This is so simple and beautiful! Wonderful idea :)

  • Jenny

    This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for a great post.

    Please could you confirm approximately how much clay was needed to produce the finished backdrop as shown above?

    Thanks,
    Jenny

  • Great idea, and lovely pictures

  • Judy

    This is lovely!! Such a pretty backdrop. And the bride’s dress is perfect…I’ve been looking everywhere for something similar. Any way to find out more about it? Thank you! Judy

  • Indra

    Beautiful!!I live in Europe and would need to order clay online. Please advise approx. how much clay was used!
    Help!!:)