How to create miniature paving slabs from polymer clay

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26 June 2020
Learn how to make miniature paving slabs in Victorian style for your dolls house, miniature scene, diorama or fairy garden using polymer clay.

As part of our 'miniature garden' series we're showing you how to create this beautiful display of paving slabs, in a Victorian style. Made from polymer clay, these slabs can be made in four simple steps. 

Miniature paving slabs tutorial

By Candy Chappill.

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You will need

  • Plain paper
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Roller
  • Spacers 3mm
  • Tissue blade
  • Circle cutter
  • Cernit clay
  • Superglue
  • Baking method

Download the templates used in this project here.

To follow the pattern provided, you'll need:

  • A x 10
  • B x 10
  • C x 12
  • D x 8
  • E x 2
  • F x 4
  • G x 1
  • H x 16
  • I x 2
  • J x 2
  • K x 2
  • L x 4


1. Roughly lay out your garden components on a sheet of plain paper and make a rough sketch of your paving slab pattern.

2. Turn your rough sketch into a template pattern. Or use the one provided.

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3. Cut out the individual slab templates you need. Roll out your clay 3mm thick and cut around the slab templates. Once cut, bake in an oven at 130°C for 30 minutes.

4. Once the slabs have cooled, glue to a base using superglue. To help line them up, glue straight onto a copy of your template pattern.

Who'd have thought creating miniature slabs could be so easy?! What a smart finish, especially when paired with miniature terracotta pots!


Now you've created your miniature paving slabs, check out more easy-to-follow tutorials from our 'miniature garden' series!

Miniature bird bath tutorial

Miniature garden gate tutorial

Miniature dog kennel tutorial

Miniature garden wall tutorial

Miniature stained glass window tutorial

Miniature spade and fork tutorial

Miniature wheelbarrow tutorial

Miniature terracotta pots tutorial

Miniature Victorian lantern tutorial

Miniature weather vane tutorial

Miniature topiary trees tutorial

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