My sweet friend Annie came over the other day to collaborate on a few Christmas gift ideas and she brought with her the cutest DIY clay Christmas Ornament. It could also be a DIY Christmas Tag. You just need a few things to make these. They remind me of play-dough actually. I have made salt dough ornaments before and those are a little bit more work. These are so easy, anyone could do it!!!
When Annie (she has a blog- Most Lovely Things) came over she decorated my mantle and strung the clay ornaments onto my new tassel garland (I have 2 up) and mixed in the wood beaded garland. I LOVED it. I added the strand of glass bulb lights.
DIY Christmas Ornament or Gift Tag made with Clay
Air Hardening Modeling Clay (one pack makes about 27 2″ ornaments)
Skewer (to punch a hole for ribbon)
Twine or ribbon
Really not a lot of instructions, more like tips! The clay is tricky to pull apart and it will get your hands the clay color (but washes right off hands and table easily). We recommend cutting it into chunks that you can easily roll out. And to stand up as your you roll it out to get a lot of pressure on the clay. Then use a biscuit cutter to punch out round circles then stamp it! Takes about 24 hours to dry. And don’t make them too thin or they crack easily. Don’t forget to punch a hole before they dry for your ribbon or twine.
I love that you can add a drop of essential oil to them and you have a little mini diffuser! I drop Christmas Spirit on my clay ornaments every couple days. Smells lovely when the fire is on! (our fireplace is electric).
My favorite was the stamped rolling pin with the holly leaves! Ella did that and it turned out so cute!!!
I would add these to garland like I did or in your Christmas tree!! If you have an artificial tree you could do drops of pine essential oil on each ornament, totally fool everyone!
Also check out THIS recipe for easy Salt Dough Ornaments