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Since it’s now mid-November and radio stations are starting to play Christmas music, Kerri and I felt starting to post holiday items on the blog is acceptable. Last year we featured a number of holiday inspired posts, including: apartment decor, Christmas parade, DIY wrapping paper, a few of our favourite things, holiday home tours and highlights from our EM weekend with friends. They can also be found under the holiday category on the blog.

I was inspired by some clay ornaments I saw on Etsy and thought they would make a great project. My friend Erin was visiting for the weekend and thought that this was a perfect time to make the ornaments.

Here’s a summary of the materials we used and some tips you may find helpful:

Materials:

  • Air dry white clay
  • Cookie cutters
  • Plastic straw
  • Plastic snow flake
  • Holiday stamps
  • Acrylic pain
  • Paint brushes
  • Wax paper

Tips:

  • Roll the clay out on wax paper and also place the ornaments on wax paper to dry. This will help ensure your clay does not stick to the surface.
  • Use stamps of holiday decorations to add a texture or pattern to the ornaments. We used a snowflake ornament and pressed it into some of the clay for added texture.
  • Although the package said the clay would take 24 hours to air dry, we found our ornaments were still not dry after this time.  Our clay took up to 48 hours before it felt completely dry.

 

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