So whilst searching Pinterest for cheap ways to make Christmas ornaments to raise money for my eldest’s classroom budget, I discovered DAS White Air Drying Modelling Clay. Sold.
(Sorry for the yellow photos, I started making these whilst the girls were in the bath.) For the imprints I used a printing block I have as a decoration, letter magnets and a HOME MADE stamp my mother-in-law gave me a few years ago. And I used cookie cutters to cut out the shapes.
After rolling out a quarter of the pack onto baking paper, I used my rolling pin to roll it out. I then imprinted it with my printing block. You could use a flower or a doily.
After cutting out the stars, I used a straw to make a hole at the top.
I then made some HOME MADE ones with the girls and some letter ones. Here they are drying on the kitchen table in the morning. The imprints on the stars are quite beautiful.
The edges were a bit rough from the cookie cutters but a quick rub with fine sand paper did the job.
Here they are finished with ribbons.
Hopefully they’ll sell like hot cakes at the school Christmas Fair!
Happy making and wishing you a Joyeux Noel and a 2017 full of hand made wonders!