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I’m back with another easy Christmas ornament idea that you can customize to suit your own decor style, Easy Clay Christmas Ornaments. These ornaments are made with clay, cookie cutters, and stamps.
I love how these look on our porch tree combined with the Easy Pine Cone Ornaments that I shared earlier this week. For the cost of a package of clay and twine for hangers, I filled our porch tree with handmade ornaments.
Easy Clay Ornaments
Let’s start by seeing a few of the ornaments that I made. I used my favorite cookie cutters and then decorated the ornaments with either stamps made for paper or my metal stamp kit from Harbor Freight.
I didn’t make all of Santa’s reindeer but I did make Vixon and Rudolph.
I did holly leaves.
And Christmas trees…
Looking at the entire tree you can also see candy canes, stockings, stars, bells, and gingerbread men.
Making these ornaments was fun and easy. This is a craft that kids would love to help make.
How to Make Easy Clay Ornaments
Sculpey Polymer Clay – This clay is very easy to work with and stays soft until you bake it.
Paper Stamps – Mine are old sets that I’ve had for years.
Rolling Pin Dough Thickness Guides – This set is similar to mine.
I love cookie cutters and have collected them since my college days. I selected these from my collection to use for the clay ornaments.
Roll the Clay
I decided that I wanted to roll the clay to 1/8” thick with a rolling pin and used dough guides to help. Yellow is 1/8” thick, so I put a yellow guide on each end of my rolling pin.
Dough guides are helpful when making rolled cookies or pie crust.
Break off a small amount of clay and work it with your hands to warm and soften it. Do this before you try to roll it out with your rolling pin.
Cut Out Ornaments Using Cookie Cutters
Roll the dough out and then cut shapes with cookie cutters, just like if you are making cookies.
Decorate the cookies with stamps. I used stamps made for stamping paper and also a metal stamping kit.
Use a wood skewer to make a hole in the top of each ornament for a hanger.
Place the ornaments on parchment lined baking sheets as you make them. Bake according to the directions on the Sculpey package and allow to cool.
Add the Hanger
Make a hanger for each ornament with a piece of baker’s twine.
Use a toothpick to push the twine through the hole.
Tie the twine in a knot and trim with scissors.
Hang on the Tree and Enjoy!
I love how these ornaments look on our tree.
If you like this project, please pin it for others to discover!
I’ll be back next week to share the Christmas decor in our family room.