Christmas Decorations

Christmas has started in our house, I really, really tried to wait until November but I just couldn’t resist. Carols have been playing and my daughter has been making Christmas Decorations to use on the tree , to give as gifts or as tags on presents. They are super easy to make, so I thought I would share the Christmas joy with you all!

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You will need:

  • Rolling pins (‘normal’ and if you have patterned, we used play dough rollers!)
  • Cookie cutters
  • Air Dry Clay
  • Art Mat (because our art mat is particularly messy, we rolled the clay out onto baking paper)
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Ribbon
  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Roll out the air dry clay (I cut ours into three parts to make it more manageable).
  3. Roll to an appropriate thickness, don’t make it too thick as it becomes heavy when dry and your Christmas tree may rebel and the decoration could slide off.
  4. When it is at the correct thickness you can use the patterned rollers or perhaps some lace to get an embossed pattern. This is optional.
  5. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters of choice, use the end of a paint brush to make a hole that you will use to thread the ribbon through later in the process.
  6. Leave to dry; this will take a few days. Remember to turn the decorations over after a couple of days to allow both sides to dry.
  7. Paint and leave to dry (don’t forget to paint both sides).
  8. Thread ribbon through the hole and tie.

More photos to be added as we are at the paint drying stage!

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