Today I am very proud to introduce an easy DIY project that you can create for the festive season. You can use these little Clay decorations as Christmas ornaments, gift toppers or gift tags! The project, How To Make Simple Christmas Ornaments, was designed by Ayda Algin of the fabulous blog, CafeNoHut and written by moi, Claire.
I feel so lucky to have Ayda as a blog friend, and I have one of these gorgeous decorations for my tree! Ayda is such a beautiful soul who has interests and a career very close to my heart. If you haven’t seen Ayda’s projects here at Heart Handmade UK, click here. She has been contributing for years, and you will flipping love her!
How To Make Simple Christmas Ornaments
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You will need:
•Tissue Paper or Napkins (these
used are Cath Kidston napkins from
•Air Dry Clay
•Rolling Pin for crafts only
•Cookie Cutter or circular lid (you
can be creative with your cutting
•Paint Brush to use with glue
•An awl or something sharp to pierce
•Ribbon, Ric Rac Trim, or Twine
How To Make The Super Simple Christmas Ornaments:
A beautiful, simple DIY project for you to make and adorn your tree or gifts!
Take a lump off your block of clay, knead it (but not too much) and roll it flat.
Use a lid or your cookie cutter to create your circle and remove your clay carefully. (It will be a little ‘straggley.’ when you pull it apart but you can file it down once dry.)
Clay can stick to most surfaces when it’s been worked too hard so be careful!
Use your awl or sharp object to create the hole so you can string your twine or ribbon.
Carefully cut shapes out of your napkins or tissue paper and use the top layer of your napkin only.
Napkins are usually, three ply which means they have 3 layers, so use the top layer only.
Use a small amount of decoupage glue to adhere to the clay and allow to dry.
If you are using a glue such as Mod Podge or deco patch you can also use it as a varnish once your original layer is dry. Once you’ve left it to dry long enough you are ready to string through your twine and make your gifts beautiful!
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