Its the first day of our Handmade Giving series
! This first project is mine and if you’ve been reading for long and if you know me at all, you know I love simple projects. With four kids and everything else that comes with that, if my creative aspirations aren’t simple, they don’t happen.
Our first project is clay ornaments. I love these little guys and I love that you can make a whole bunch in just a few minutes. You can give them at a set in a pretty little box or you can tie one on to a package for added prettiness.
How to make clay Christmas ornaments
Gather your stuff: I used Sculpey clay in white.
I liked this because it stayed white and didn’t turn yellowish at all. You’ll need alphabet stamps
(that are really clean!), and some extras to add to your ornaments like ribbon or greens, a cookie cutter, and a cookie sheet.
Get your clay good and soft. Roll it out to about 1/4″-1/2″ thickness. Cut your shapes out and stamp your words. Use the end of a paintbrush or something that size to make a hole for your twine to go through.
Put on the baking sheet and back at 275* for about 10 minutes.
After they were cooled, I tied on twine and plaid fabric and greenery. But you can do whatever. Velvet ribbon would look great too!
Now that you have your set of ornaments, you could either package them up in a great box with shredded piano music and a beautiful bow or you could separate them and tie one on to a package.
See? Quick and easy little gift. Giving handmade gifts doesn’t have to be hard, just heartfelt. I love these little ornaments…I actually might have to make another set for ME!
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