How fun is it to get ready for Christmas? Well, I am very excited and enjoying working on some fun projects for the season. Today I want to share a DIY on handmade Christmas clay ornaments. Another easy DIY that will make the decorations unique this season. Last week I shared the etched Christmas plates, check out that tutorial here.
This was yet another great project that I worked on with my daughter. I think she is taking it from me to work on crafts and art projects.
How to make Christmas clay ornaments
1. Gather the materials. Choose your favorite colors for the ornaments. I used the traditional green and red but was thinking to also make a few more in blue, pink and gold. Below is the list of materials you will need for this project.
- oven baked clay
- clay sculpting tools
- glittery paint
- parchment paper
- baking sheet
2. Remove about an inch thick piece of the red and green clay and sculpt the triangle that will make the Christmas tree. Add small round pieces of clay to create the ornaments on the Christmas tree and roll long strings of the clay to create the garland.
3. Remove 1/2 inch of the brown clay and make the tree trunk. Attach the tree trunk to the Christmas tree. Place parchment paper in a baking sheet and place the ornaments on the parchment paper. Then, bake the clay as per the instructions on the wrapper. It is usually recommended to bake for 15 minutes for a 1/4 inch thick clay design.
4. After the clay is baked, allow to cool for a few minutes in the oven and then remove from the oven and allow to fully cool. Apply a thick layer of glitter paint.
I think these turned out very nice and will go very well with the traditional ornaments in my Christmas tree.
Click here to see the list of great parties I will be linking to this week.