I tend to lean towards a simple, clean style, so I knew I wanted to make an ornament that reflected my style and would fit in with my home decor. I came up with these:
They are really easy to make, and would be a great craft to do with kids with different shaped cookie cutters and stamps.
- clay (I used Sculpey oven bake clay)
- round cookie cutter
Start by conditioning your clay. You just want to knead it in your hands until it is smooth and easy to work with. This is the longest part of the project, but it is an important one. If you don’t condition your clay enough, your baked ornament could be brittle.
Once you have conditioned your clay, roll it out and cut into circles using your round cookie cutter. Christmas shape cookie cutters would also work great.
After I had my circles cut out, I used a clear doily stamp set to make impressions on my clay.
Use a straw to make holes to string your ornament.
Bake according to directions, let cool, and string with twine.
Simple and lovely.
I would love for you to come visit me at little lovelies. I have lots more pretty Christmas projects planned, so feel free to stop by and see what I am up to.