Saturday, December 14, 2013

[ clay ornaments ]

I'VE BEEN doing a bit of decorating around here and decided to create a few new ornaments for our little table-top tree...




Rather than making salt dough ornaments, I found some inexpensive FIMO air drying clay and decided to use that instead ~ no baking required ~ and it dries to a pretty matte white…


A few basic tools like cookie cutters, a rolling pin, parchment or waxed paper for rolling onto and whatever stamps, tools, etc you'd like to use to create pattern and off you go…



I played around with doilies, the round head of a sewing pin, the cap of a marker and some rubber letter stamps to create pattern and words on mine…



A stamp pad can be used to add colour to the letter stamps too…



Although they looked quite grey while I was making them, they dried to a pretty white. They can also be painted if you don't want an all-white look…



I love the way these turned out and they're so much fun to make. I only used 1/3 of the package of clay for these ornaments so far so I can still create quite a few more before the big day.

Have you made any ornaments for your tree this year?

lisa

5 comments:

Maureen Brady said...

These are adorable!! If it wasn't snowing out right now, I would be running out to get some clay! Thanks for sharing! :)

Leanne said...

love this...especially the lace. i think i just pinned a recipe, but this is so much easier with the no baking. i just bought the alphabet stamps at michael's last time i was there. i'm still not in my usual christmassy mood...but the girls put a tree up today and it helped! xo

Carol In Cairns said...

What a brilliant idea ~ and love the tilt to your Christmas in Dubai. Happy Christmas Lisa.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your ornaments are so pretty. I have some doilies my grandma made - that would be neat to make some and press her work into them! Thank you for a great idea!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

I LOVE these!! Need to try this with my kids. Merry Christmas, Lisa! :)

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