I’m absolutely crazy about Thanksgiving. The food, the family, the fun – I love it all! Of course nothing screams “Thanksgiving” quite like pumpkin pie so that’s exactly why I had to make this adorable Thanksgiving pumpkin pie craft magnet. This miniature version of the delicious dessert is the perfect little gift for any teacher or friend and they’re so easy to make – you can totally enlist your children’s help!
- Chrome Magnetic Bottle Caps
- Sculpey Liquid Clay: Pearl
- Sculpey III Modeling Clay:
- Kemper Double Ball Stylus Sculpting Tool
- Glue Dots
- Pebbles I Kan’dee Craft Chalk: Basic Brights
- Free “Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Magnet” Printable
Step 1. If you’re happy with the color of your clay, you can go ahead and just press a small ball of pumpkin-colored clay into the bottle cap. I wanted my clay to be slightly darker so I added in some cinnamon colored clay. Also, add a small drop of the liquid clay in the bottle cap base to make sure it all stays put once baked.
Step 2. Roll out two small strips of the tan clay and then twist to intertwine.
Step 3. Place the tan twist around the outer edge of the bottle cap, pressing in slightly.
Step 4. Form a small dollop from the pearl clay and use your stylus to add realistic creases.
Step 5. Place another small drop of liquid clay to the center of the “pie” to attach the “whipped cream.”
Step 6. Use a paintbrush to apply a bit of brown chalk to the “crust” to make it look like it just got out of the oven! Bake according to the package instructions.
Step 7. Once it’s done baking, remove the pie from the oven. Once it’s cool to the touch, simply attach the bottle cap to the gift tag using a glue dot.
I had such a great time making these super cute magnets with my kids. They’re even planning on gifting them to their teachers!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.