I decorate our tree a different way every year but I try to not Spend very much money. I usually only buy a few new things and either reuse things from past years or make them. Today's homemade ornaments are these easy clay snowflake ornaments made out of polymer clay!
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I love these ornaments because they are so simple, don't create a mess, and the kids can help make them.
Polymer clay is one of my favorite things ever! It is the best choice of clay for ornaments because it never dries out. It only hardens when you bake it. It is not messy and it is easy to work with. There is no reason to seal it. Bake it and you are good to go! You can get it at any craft store, Walmart, or on Amazon. It comes in pretty much any color. You can even paint it!
You only need a few things to make these clay ornaments!
I have some snowflake cookie cutters I bought last year that were the perfect size for ornaments.
You need to soften up the clay by working it in your hands. It seems really hard at first but it will become very soft and pliable in no time. No not try and microwave it to speed up the process. Once it is soft, you can roll it out. How thick should polymer clay ornaments be? I usually roll mine out to be about ¼ of and inch but you could probably get away with a bit thinner.
Once it is rolled out you can use the cookie cutters to cut out the shapes. This set of mini cookie cutters were the perfect size for ornaments!
We used toothpicks to draw designs on them. We also experimented with pressing different fabrics on them to create texture too. Make sure to make a hole at the top that the wire or string will fit through so you can hang them later.
Once they were done, we put them on oven safe plates and baked them at 275 degrees fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
I think they turned out beautiful and just like real snowflakes, no two are alike!
Do you make your own ornaments? What is your favorite kind to make?
Day 1: Mini Letterboard Ornaments
Day 2: Clay Snowflake Ornaments
Day 3: Leather Ornaments
Day 4: Mushroom Ornaments
Day 5: Glass Etched Ornaments
Day 6: Gingerbread Ornaments
Day 7: Clay Leaf Print Ornaments
Day 8: Wood Slice Ornaments
Day 9: Snow Globe Ornaments
Day 10: Stamped Clay Ornaments
Day 11: String Ball Ornaments
Day 12: DIY Icicle Ornaments
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