My boyfriend and me are saving money for a wellness weekend. Whenever we make some extra money, he tells me to put it in the "pool" for the wellness weekend. So I decided to make a "real pool" to put our saved money in.
It's actually very simple to make and it looks really nice! It took me about 1h to make it (inclusive baking time of the polymer clay).
Step 1: Material
All you need is a metal box (like an old cookie box or something) and polymer clay.
I took FIMO which is a brand of polymer clay. You can shape it and mix colors like with putty, but after making the shapes you can put it in the oven, bake it and then its hard. The nice thing about it is, that it's not changing size during baking, so usually it won't form cracks or anything like that.
Step 2: Cover the (tin) box
First, spread the polymer clay to a thickness of about 2 mm (a bit less than 0.1 inches). I took white FIMO for the borders of the pool, to give it a tile-like look. For the water, take blue FIMO. I took a piece which was a bit smaller than the area of the box, so i could stretch the FIMO a bit and adjust its size perfectly.
Now you can start to make the surface of the water a bit wavy, so it looks more natural.
Step 3: Make the "whirl" on the pool -> foamy water
To give the whirlpool its typical foamy look, I took a few thin white FIMO snakes and put them on the water surface. Then I "melted" the rolls into the water surface. For this, I used my finger and carefully rubbed it into the blue FIMO unterneath. Gives quite a nice look I think!