DIY Hobbit House – Air Dry Clay Tutorial


Hello everyone, let’s make enchanted hobbit house using simple materials. Firstly, let’s build the house frame with cardboard and jar I use this measurement: 24cm width, 9cm and 8cm height with the big circle diameter same as the jar opening diameter. Use clear plastic to cover small hole which would be the window. Paste the cardboard wall to the base. Then, cover the other side of walls and the roof with cardboard too. Use aluminium foil to make the chimney To make strong base, double the cardboard and then cut it to the shape you like. Again, use aluminium foil to build the land contour. I leave the back of the jar open so when we put in LED tealight candle to the jar, the light will shine out. Cool huh? Cut the cardboard to a round shape for the door but slightly smaller than the jar opening. What is the best material for hinges? Ehm..I have thread! So, let’s use this for hinges. Cover one side of cardboard with clay and leave it until the clay dry . Then, cover the other side of the door (front part) with clay. Put the door aside. Let the clay dry. Now, let’s cover our house with air dry clay. What clay I use? I use Clayitnow’s best homemade clay recipe. You can see the link to my recipe video at description. Btw, you can also see the link to my website for recipe updates at description. Anyway, you can use any type of air dry clay for this craft project. I use my favorite clay tool here to make grass texture but you can use anything sharp like fork, toothpick or skewer. Shake or shingle roof? ๐Ÿ™‚ I am making stone texture for the bottom part of chimney. And..brick texture on the top part of chimney Place the door on top of wet clay so we know it will fit nicely ๐Ÿ™‚ Make stone texture again here. Add tree roots, bucket of vegetables or anything you like for decorations. I use diluted yellow ochre to paint our timber door. I use tapes to hold the thread temporarily. Then, use wet clay to hold the thread. When the clay dry, it will keep the thread and the door in place securely. I add some exposed brick texture on the wall. I paint front wall of hobbit house with lemon yellow and tiny dots of orange here and there. I use white acrylic paints mix with raw umber and yellow ochre for timbers, stones and roof tiles. I use burnt sienna for these bricks. oh yah..that’s my mixture of green: sap green, light green and raw umber. You can have many type of greens with that mixtures.

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I've been hoping you would make a Hobbit House, and this one is Perfect!!! The best, actually, that I have seen. I bet that's gonna take Pride of Place! ๐Ÿ™‚ It's probably my favorite of all your works, altho the rest are outstanding too. Just love this! ๐Ÿ™‚

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