Stamped Clay Ornaments

These clay shapes can be used as festive ornaments or gift tag keepsakes
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A great activity to keep the kids busy while waiting for Santa, these clay shapes can be used as festive ornaments or gift tag keepsakes.

MATERIALS:

  • White air-dry clay
  • Assorted wooden stamps and ink
  • Clay or cookie cutters
  • Tissue paper
  • Mat Modge Podge
  • Washi tape
  • String or ribbon

INSTRUCTIONS:

How make contemporary clay ornaments

Step 1: 

Roll out your clay on a sheet of parchment paper.

 

Step 2: 

Ink your stamps with pigment-based ink and stamp holiday greetings, names and illustrations into the clay with rubber stamps.

 

Step 3: 

Cut the clay out around your stamps with clay or cookie cutters. Don’t forget to make a hole for the string using a straw or an awl. Leave the ornaments to dry overnight.

 

Step 4: 

Once the ornaments have dried, add accents with Washi tape or glue tissue paper to the surface of the ornaments with mat Modge Podge.

 

Step 5: 

Hang your ornaments on your tree or use them as original keepsake gift tags.

 

TIPS:

  • Store excess clay in an airtight bag or container
  • Ornaments can be varnished with acrylic varnish