Trendy Decor: DIY Clay Knot

Learn how to make one of these trendy clay knots of your own!


Looking for a fresh and unique way to decorate your home? Why not try making some DIY clay knot decorations? Have you seen these clay knots? They are everywhereeeee…

Trendy Decor: DIY Clay Knot

This tutorial is perfect for anyone looking for a fun project. With just a few simple steps, you can create beautiful knot decor pieces that will add some style to any room.

These clay knots are a little bit modern, a little bit boho, and a lot bit cool. (Just don’t ask my husband what he thinks they look like – they don’t need to understand this trend).

Using air-dry clay is the best – no baking or firing needed! Just a little bit of time and patience.

What you’ll need

How to make a DIY Clay knot

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step-by-step instructions for making knot decor out of clay.

Total time: 1 day

  1. shape Clay into long rolls

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    You may want to place a piece of parchment paper down first to avoid stains on your counters. Roll the clay between your hands to warm it up a bit so it’s easier to mold. Then, shape it into a long roll. Repeat this step a second time so you have two equal rolls of clay. My pieces were about 12 inches long each. Put both rolls together as shown in the photo.

  2. Form a Knot

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    Carefully form a knot with these two cylinders together. It took me three tries until I got it exactly how I wanted it. Cut the ends of the knot off where you see fit.

  3. Smooth out Cracks and air dry

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    Use a bit of water on your fingertips, and smooth out cracks and blemishes on the clay knot. Make sure you don’t combine the two cylinders – you want to see the double knot shape. Once you are satisfied – set your clay knot somewhere to dry. It will take at least 24 hrs depending on how big your knot is – mine actually took 72 hours to fully dry.

  4. Spray Paint and let Dry

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    Spray paint your clay knot any color you want, or you can just leave it the same color as the clay. I chose to use a stone effect spray paint and then covered this with white paint. I wanted this clay knot to look like stone! Allow the paint to dry and coat with a clear acrylic spray.

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Ideas for decorating with your clay knots

These clay knots have been trending for a while now. It seems like every trendy home company has its own version and there are so many ways to incorporate them into your decor.

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Here are a few ideas:

  • Paperweights
  • Book stack toppers
  • Bathroom Counter Decor
  • Bookshelf Decor
  • Decorative objects for coffee and console tables
  • Mantel Decor
  • Home Office Desk Decor
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I think they add a unique touch to any space and I love how they can be both functional and stylish. If you’re looking for a new way to spruce up your home, definitely consider these clay knots!

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Thanks for visiting our blog today! DIY Clay Knots are a fun, trendy way to add some personality to your spaces. We hope you’ll give them a try – they are really easy to make!

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xo Karen