Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Simple Clay Ornaments

Simple Clay Ornament 
Hello Sew Woodsy Readers!  I'm Chelsea and I blog over at Get Your Crap Together.  I am so excited to be here today as part of Sew Woodsy's 12 Days of Handmade Ornaments!  

My husband and I have a tradition of giving our children pajamas and an ornament each year when we decorate our Christmas Tree.  This little Simple Clay Ornament tutorial is a great choice for this year.  It is so simple, you can do them with your little ones and create your own memories.
Simple Clay Ornament 
You'll Need:
Baking Clay
Plastic Ring or Cookie Cutter
Pencil
Ribbon
Foil
Baking Sheet
Simple Clay Ornament 
I used a piece of plastic and wrapped it to make a ring.  If you don't have one of these, you'll need a large circular cookie cutter.
Simple Clay Ornament 
Take your baking clay and knead it.  Place clay into the plastic ring or cookie cutter.  Press clay until it forms a circle.
Simple Clay Ornament 
Next, add your design!  I used my baby girl's hand print.
Simple Clay Ornament

My son got in on the fun.  I gave him a pencil and her made his own designs.  Mostly snowflakes.  But he enjoyed it.

Simple Clay Ornament 
You can use a pen or pencil to write a name, date, location.  Whatever you want.
Simple Clay Ornament 
Make sure to punch a hole for the ribbon for hanging.  And make sure that it punches all the way through your ornament.
 Simple Clay Ornament 

Bake for 30 minutes on 425 degrees.  Don't leave it longer.  We don't want it to burn.
(PS Please ignore the nasty baking sheet.  This one is for "crafting".)
Simple Clay Ornament 

Last, thread your ribbon onto a needle.  This helps since your ribbon tends to not go through the hole you punched earlier on its own.
Simple Clay Ornament 
Now hang that cute ornament for everyone to see!
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