Learn how to make air dry clay Christmas ornaments with this simple and fun tutorial. Grab a cute cookie cutter and a doily to create a beautiful holiday decoration.
Air Dry Clay Christmas Ornaments
I have never worked with air dry clay before. But, there is always a first time for everything!
I have to admit. I’m hooked. The clay is versatile and it drys so light and airy. Perfect for making ornaments for Christmas.
Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, we may receive an affiliate commission.
Supplies for cookie cutter Christmas ornaments
- Air Dry Clay
- Cookie Cutter.
- Parchment Paper.
- Rolling Pin. (a play dough one will do)
- Something to poke a hole.
- Paint Brush.
How to make unforgettable clay ornaments
First, you need to get your clay ready. Start by kneading in a little bit of water. I do this by getting my fingers wet and working it into the clay.
Once it feels nice and smooth place it down on your work surface. Put down parchment paper so your clay doesn’t stick.
Roll it out using something to help keep it even. I used 2 colored pencils.
Then use your cookie cutter to make your shape.
Use something, like a nail, to carefully poke a hanging hole.
Add a little bit of water so your surface is moldable and lay on your doily.
Use your rolling pin to lightly add pressure to the top of your shape.
It won’t leave a huge impression, but it will show up with the paint later.
Place your ornaments in a safe place to dry completely overnight.
Once dry pick a pretty color to paint your ornaments. Add it to your palate with a bit of water. You want the paint to be thin.
Start brushing on your paint. Let it sink into all the design.
Add a bit more water to your brush and swipe the top of your design.
Add paint along the edges and let dry.
Last, add a bit of string to hang them on your tree!
Watch the video to see the whole process
Please share on your favorite Pinterest board!