Much ink has been spilled on the connection between the state of flow and happiness and that’s exactly what today’s box is all about. “Get your hands dirty to free your mind” is the slogan for le club terracotta‘s DIY pottery kits. Made in Quebec, each one comes with everything you need to create, paint and seal whatever you can dream up in clay. The company was kind enough to send me a kit and mes amies, some of my most relaxed, most present, most contented moments this past week were spent trying it out.
￫ simple, illustrated instructions and project ideas
￫ 2 bags of wet clay (enough for a couple of small projects for 1 to 2 people)
￫ 5 tools for sculpting and cutting the clay
￫ 3 brushes
￫ white paint
Kits with two bags of clay are $75 each. Additional clay is available to buy separately or as part of the kit, along with paints (this set of six colours) and discounts for purchases of six boxes or more (great for parties or knocking out all of your Christmas shopping in one go!).
Le club terracotta ships across Canada and the US.
The clay air dries so it doesn’t need to be fired but it also isn’t safe for food so any dishes and cups you make should be for decorative use only.
Clay and paint or a world of possibilities?
I worked with my hands to make dead-simple clay beads but my bestie put all of the tools to good use for her more intricate projects.
A few supplies you might want to dig out before you start:
￫ plastic tablecloths or garbage bags to cover your workspace (the clay isn’t nearly as messy as we expected but it makes for easy clean up)
￫ trays to work on (makes it easier to move your projects when needed)
￫ wax paper to set your clay on to dry after painting (helps prevent the clay from sticking and the paint from peeling coming off)
My beads weren’t the most challenging undertaking — what was the word my teen used? 🤔 Oh right! BASIC 😂 — but so relaxing. The slow rolling of the beads was was like clay meditation. Very soothing and satisfying. Who knew such a simple thing could do that? (It would have to be to do so many. 😂 I was on a roll. 😂😂)
I used a paper straw to punch out the holes for the string.
↑ My bestie Cathy’s handiwork. Tell me what day can’t be improved with a little pumpkin. 🎃
Cathy also made this adorable little lady. 🌵
The clay will start to turn light grey as it dries. Allow 24 to 48 hours to dry before painting.
She’s sparking some major joy for me right now. 🌵
Fall decor doesn’t get much easier than a bowl of pumpkins, acorns and pinecones.
Last but not least, my beads and Cathy’s candle holder. I’m so happy with how they turned out!
Our kit provided enough supplies to make about 50 beads, three little pumpkins, a candle holder, a wee cactus and several hours of wonderful memories with a friend.
It’s the answer to all those times you want to do something but you don’t know what, or when you want a thoughtful gift but you can’t think what. Share it with a friend for some fun self-help or invite a bunch of friends (if it’s safe to do so) and make it a group therapy session. Le club terracotta’s pottery kits make a great family activity or a project the kids can do on their own.
Win your own le club terracotta DIY Pottery Kit to try! Yours will include two bags of clay (two bags made all of our projects), five tools, three brushes, white paint, sealer and of course the instructions. Additional paints and bags of clay are available separately.
To enter to win:
￫ tell me what you’d like to make with your kit (comment below, one entry)
￫ follow my blog and tell me you’re following in a separate comment below (if you’re reading this on your computer the form to follow by will be in the sidebar; if you’re on your phone on your tablet scroll down past this post and you’ll see where to enter your email, one entry)
￫ enter the giveaway on Instagram (one entry per friend tagged)
The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents 18+ and ends October 22, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST. A winner will be chosen at random and have 48 hours to reply or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck everybody!
I received le club terracotta’s DIY Pottery Kit in exchange for an honest review.