Polymer Clay Tropical Bird Box

Polymer Clay relief



When I decided to start doing something with this old key-box I found in a charity shop, I had no idea how well it would turn out.

The original design was pretty horrible but I knew this little box had potential and waited to think what I could do with it.I wanted to do something clay related, but it isn’t very deep so wasn’t sure what function it could have.


As I love this bird card my sister got me last year I decided that would be my inspiration for the front panel. I took the nasty old hinges and clasp off the box and set to work on the front, mixing gradients of green for a lush background. I stamped the background  once it covered the front, although a lot of this got covered up.  I loved blended colours in polymer clay at the moment so this was a great project of the bird with vibrant feathers in a mixture of blues, greens, yellows and pinks.

Getting a basic shape

Cutting the shapes was a little tricky, as was layering them over each other. I think I  could have done it a bit better in hindsight. Once I had the bird shape and tail in a place I liked, I started thinking about different plants and flowers around it. I wanted the bird to look as if it were in a tropical paradise. I mixed together different greens, added snakes of clay for dimension and used canes to add variety to the foliage.

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Little Matchbox with Small Scrapbook

Finally, I am putting up pictures from the Graphic 45 matchbox I have spent ages making! I loved making this and am giving it to my sister for her birthday. This was an organic process and I went with my instincts as I made it, the main idea in my mind being an enchanted woodlands. I know how much she loves fairy-tales!

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Black Trinket Box

I have finally finished my trinket style box! I have been waiting for the perfect lock to go on the front and I think these butterfly locks are gorgeous. I have another five so I plan to put them to go use!  I am going to put this up on my Etsy shop so if anyone is interested please have a look here x

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An Altered Mother’s Day Box

I found this box in the supermarket on Friday and thought, for £8 I could make it really nice. Here is what I made for my Mum. There was a space to add a photo so I picked one of our cat Scully who died last year.


A Plain Box
A Plain Box

Materials used


The finished box 🙂