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. This is what I made with half a kilo.
(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.
Here they are with my pine cone ornaments (click here for the how to). Hopefully they’ll sell like hot cakes at the school Christmas Fair! I’m now full of ideas of what to do with the half kilo of clay I have left…
Here’s what I did with the half kilo of clay I had leftover. I’ve been waiting for an excuse to get the VonShef Cookie Cutter with Personalised Letterpress Stamp Embosser and this seems like a good one.
As you can see, I stamped Joyeux Noel and Merci on them. I put them on a muffin tin to dry so they would dry like little dishes. I also made more ornaments to sell at the school fair.
Like before, the edges were a bit rough and needed a light sand.
Here they are finished.
Wishing you a Joyeux Noel and a 2018 full of hand made wonders!