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!
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 brush
- Gather your materials.
- Roll out the air dry clay (I cut ours into three parts to make it more manageable).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Paint and leave to dry (don’t forget to paint both sides).
- Thread ribbon through the hole and tie.
More photos to be added as we are at the paint drying stage!