Happy Holidays to all of you at The DIY Show Off and thanks Roeshel for inviting me to be a guest! When Roeshel asks you to be a guest, it’s one of the biggest compliments a blogger can receive, I love her and her blog! Thanks for the invite!
I’m Tammy from Type A, your basic wife, mother, crafter, painter and blogger. I love blogging and all the new folks I have met it’s been a fabulous creative outlet for me. I have two amazing children and one adorable puppy. My hubby works in Afghanistan as a contractor so I wear all the hats, even the unflattering ones!
I hope you enjoy my ornament tutorial.
All of the tools can be bought at your local craft store. I bought some of mine online, because I was too lazy to drive to Joanns, but in my defense it’s pretty far away and it saved me in gas.
So here I have my cookie cutters, clay, clay rolling pin, embossers and awl. The only other things you need are a pan to cook the clay on and some twine to make a hanger for the ornament.
I used gold polymer clay, the kind you bake, not the air dry variety. The reason for this is simple, the baked kind comes in many more colors, and I wanted gold. You can use any color you like.
Cookie cutters are the perfect tool for working with clay and come in a variety of sizes. I wanted doves so I bought a 1.75 in and 3.5 in cookie cutter. I have a smaller tree so the 1.75 in ornaments are perfect for me and don’t require as much clay to make them. Two packs of clay made 12 ornaments, where1 pack of clay made 3 of the larger ornaments. Which were a gift to my sons second grade teacher.
First you roll out your clay till it’s about 1/4 of an inch thick, then you can emboss it with any design you like. Then I take a cookie cutter and cut the shape out, I use my awl to make the whole for the twine.
Bake for 30 minutes at 230 degrees. Let them cool and then you can run string through them. Pretty easy really, however the clay isn’t all that soft so your hands and triceps with get a workout rolling it out!
Ta Da, the finished oranment! I love these, my son helped me make them and they are inexpenssive, not to shabby to look at either!
Here are a few pics of my Chirstmas Decor all done up!
Thanks again Roeshel for letting me a guest!
12 Bloggers, 12 Colors, 12 Days
of Holiday DIY
Dec. 1st ~ GREEN ~ The Design Confidential
Dec. 2nd ~ WHITE ~ Domestically Speaking
Dec. 3rd ~ BLUE/PURPLE ~ Fireflies & JellyBeans
Dec. 4th ~ SILVER ~ Freckled Laundry
Dec. 5th ~ GRAY ~ Primitive & Proper
Dec. 6th ~ SPARKLE/GLITTER ~ A Girl and a Glue Gun
Dec. 7th ~ MIRROR/CLEAR ~ The DIY Show Off
Dec. 8th ~ EARTH TONES ~ Making the World Cuter
Dec. 9th ~ RED ~ It’s So Very Cheri
Dec. 10th ~ GOLD ~ 504 Main
Dec. 11th ~ CHALKBOARD ~ WhisperWood Cottage
Dec. 12th ~ MULTI-COLOR ~ The DIY Club