Did it feel like fall over the weekend where you live? It did here in Virginia. Yesterday the skies were clear, the sun was warm, and the air was chilly. It was the perfect day to be outside. Now that it is feeling like fall and the calendar is approaching the actual first day of it, I’m excited to share my first fall project of the season with you. I crafted fall ornaments from clay, stained them, and have them hanging from branches to make a display for my living room.
Before I share how I completed this project, take a closer look at some of the ornaments that I created.
Do you want to know a secret? I actually made this project in early August before school started and have been enjoying it ever since!
How to Make Fall Ornaments from Clay
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Shoe Polish – I used Kiwi in brown
String for Hanging
1. Roll a manageable amount of Sculpey into a ball, flatten it with your hand, and then roll it approximately 1/4” thick with a rolling pin.
3. Use a toothpick to make a hole in the top of each ornament for hanging.
4. Use a toothpick to draw veins on leaves and a cap on acorns. Bake ornaments according to package directions and let cool.
5. Apply shoe polish, wood stain, or dark wax to each ornament and let dry. After the ornaments are dry, add a hanger and use for a fall decoration.
I had fun experimenting with staining these ornaments using various products that I had in my workshop. My two favorite looks were achieved with American Decor Cream Wax in dark and with Kiwi brown shoe polish.
Here’s one more look at my fall tree in my living room. One thing that I love about fall is that I get months of enjoyment out of my decorations. I’ll enjoy this until Thanksgiving when it will be replaced with Christmas decor.