How to Make a Flapper Cigarette Holder

If you are planning on dressing up as a stylish flapper from the roaring twenties, then it is only logical that you carry a cigarette holder with you at all times. The cigarette holder is iconic of the flapper, just as the fringed dress and bobbed hair is. You do not have to hunt around for a replica or vintage holder, however, you can just make one yourself using clay.

Place the clay on a clean flat surface like a counter. Roll out the clay until it is a sheet about 1/3 inch thick and at least 15 inches long and 5 inches wide.

Cut a 14- by 14- by 3-inch triangle into the clay. Remove the surrounding clay scraps. Wrap the chopstick completely with the clay. Decide which end will hold the cigarette and push the wood skewer in until it is flush with one side of the clay. This will leave about 2 inches of clay on one end.

Move the clay and skewer from the working surface onto a baking tray. Preheat your oven for 10 minutes at 79.4 degrees Celsius. Place the baking tray and clay into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the clay and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before using or decorating.

Things You'll Need

  • 12-inch bamboo chopstick
  • 28.4gr. black polymer clay
  • Rolling pin
  • Knife
  • Wood skewer
  • Ruler
  • Baking tray
  • Oven
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Brenda Barron is a writer, editor and researcher based in Southern California. She has worked as a writer since 2004, with work appearing in online and print publications such as BabyZone, "Cat Fancy" and "ePregnancy." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from California State University, Long Beach.