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Saturday, December 11, 2010

How to Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments

Hi! :)

After my last final I was up until 6:00am making Christmas ornaments. =__= These are the same ornaments I was talking about in my previous post.
I thought it would be nice to show you how I made them if you wanted to make your own. :)

You will need/What I used:
Crayola Air Dry Clay 2.5 Lb Bucket, White
Crayola Air Dry Clay or any type of clay you like. :) I just used this because I had to make a lot of ornaments and this was cheap. I usually prefer to work with Polymer clay though. :)

Kaiser Bakeware Heart Cookie Cutter, Set of 6
Cookie cutters or any tool that you would like to shape your clay with.

12 Assorted Christmas Wire Edge Ribbon Rolls 2.5"
Holiday ribbon or anything you want to decorate your ornaments with (paint, glitter, bells, etc.)
110V Mini Hot Glue Gun Sticks Art Craft Hobby Adhesive 
 Craft Hot Glue Gun to attach your decorations and ribbons onto the ornaments.

How to Make:
Prepare clay, ready for molding and cutting! :)
I used two sizes of heart-shaped cookie cutters; bigger one to cut overall shape and the smaller one to make a hole inside the heart.
I painted it with acrylic paint (Antique Gold) and sealed it with a clear glaze/varnish( Sculpey Gloss Glaze).
I wanted to make the ornament look more sparkly so I got some holiday ribbon. :)
I like to use a hot glue gun to add details because it dries very fast and holds very well. :)
Almost done wrapping and gluing it all around the edge of the heart ornament! :)
What's an ornament without bells right? :p
I took a piece of string and strung both the bell and ornament and its ready to hang on your beautifully lighted Christmas tree! :)
I also made some in white and red. :)
And some that looks like cookies :) I used Red Polymer Clay to make the little berries and White Caulk to make the fake whipped cream. :)
Everybody's in the Christmas spirit around me and so I'm sorry if you don't celebrate it but you can always use it for a different purpose if you like. :) 
How are your holidays going so far? :) I hear that a lot of things are sold out? No parking?


☆(´∀`)李兔子RabbitoBonbon☆ said...

Oh my God the ornaments look so cute!!!! o(;A;)o Please send it to me I would exchange anything for you! XDXDXDXDXDXDXD

Kasia said...

Very pretty!


MKL said...

Wow, you're so creative. Unfortunately I don't celebrate Christmas and we don't have a Christmas tree, hehe.

Anonymous said...

wow you are so creative! they look really edible!

LOLanne said...

omg the last set of ornaments look like real cookies!! wowowowowo <3

Cupcake Couture said...

OMG, how cute!!

☆(´∀`)李兔子RabbitoBonbon☆ said...

I mean the cookie ones! Wait a minute why did you ask? Is that mean you're really going to give me those ornaments???!? So it's a deal then! Hahahaha! XDXD

[Anna] said...

This is amazing! Love you blog! x