How to make clay salt spoons

Embrace the artisan movement by crafting Teri Muncey’s clay salt spoons.

How to make clay salt spoons

Handmade ceramics are everywhere, from our Insta feeds to our TV screens, and we like it. If you fancy the idea of trying your hand at pottery, give these mini clay salt spoons a go.

Teri’s designed these to be used with salt and pepper dishes, but you can easily create a set of measuring spoons if you’re feeling adventurous. Shape the spoon heads around those from an existing set of measuring spoons, then paint the measurement on the handle to label each one.

This project was created by Teri for Mollie Makes magazine – for more easy-make craft projects and creative inspiration, subscribe to Mollie or click here to find out more.

How to make clay salt spoons finished

You’ll need

  • FIMO Soft Clay in White
  • Clay knife
  • Paint brush
  • Porcelain paint (we used Marabu Porcelain)
  • Baking tray

How to make clay salt spoons

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You Will Need

  • Clay
  • Paint
  • Craft knife

Total time:

Step 1

How to make clay salt spoons step 1

Cut a slice of FIMO. We used a 350g block to make 12 spoons, but the amount needed depends on the size of the salt spoons you want to make.

Step 2

How to make clay salt spoons step 2

Split the slice in half and roll one half into a ball. Roll the other half into a long cylinder shape – this will form the salt spoon handle.

Step 3

How to make clay salt spoons step 3

Press your thumb into the ball, working the clay out to create a hollow area for the salt spoon head.

Step 4

Join the head and handle together, spreading the clay in both directions at the join so it looks as seamless as possible.

Step 5

How to make clay salt spoons step 5

Finish creating the salt spoon head, working the clay to the desired shape, and making sure the bottom still stays rounded.

Step 6

How to make clay salt spoons step 6

Repeat Steps one to five to make the rest of your salt spoons, then place on a lined baking tray and bake for 30 minutes at 110°C/230°F/Gas mark ¼. Leave to cool completely.

Step 7

How to make clay salt spoons

Paint with the patterns of your choice. We used dots and stripes, and mixed paints to achieve the blush pink shade. You may need to apply more than one coat – leave to dry in between each one, then leave to dry thoroughly before using to make sure it’s food safe.

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We hope you enjoyed making Teri’s clay salt spoons. Share a picture of your salt spoons with us on Instagram using #molliemakers, and don’t forget to subscribe to Mollie Makes to get creative inspiration delivered to your door every month!

About Teri Muncey

Teri is a designer and blogger living in West London. She works from her cosy flat and spends her free time dreaming up new craft tutorials for her website, drinking copious amounts of loose leaf tea and cooking up a storm.