Create Beautiful Christmas Ornaments in Three Easy Steps

This post contains affiliate links. It is that time of the year already when I take part in the amazing Christmas Ornament exchange organised by the lovely Erlene from My Pinterventures. This year I was paired with Amanda from Prim and Propah. Amanda and I both share the love for traditional Christmas decorations and colours blue and white.

Christmas Ornaments made easy using air clay

I decided to make a simple yet elegant Christmas ornament for Amanda using air dry clay. For this project you will need:-

Step 1. Gather your supplies and decide on the design and shape you want to make. I wanted to keep it simple so decided to use just two shapes – a circle and a love heart.

Beautiful Christmas air clay ornament air clay and supplies

Step. 2 Roll the clay on a flat surface and cut your shapes using a cookie cutter. (You can also use a template which you can print off and then use a sharp Stanley knife or a scalpel to cut it out.)

Beautiful Christmas air clay ornament
Beautiful Christmas air clay ornament pressing shape

Step 3. Embellish! This is where you can really express yourself! Embellish as much or as little as you want. It really is that simple! I used a number of different embellishments to press on the soft clay to create imprints. You can use a lace ribbon (like I did)n to create a beautiful pattern or a specific decorative rolling pin to create a texture. I experimented with both.

Beautiful Christmas air clay ornament rolling decorative pattern

Beautiful Christmas air clay ornament using lace ribbon
Beautiful Christmas air clay ornament lace

I also added text on some of the ornaments using my stamp set.

Beautiful Christmas air clay ornament Joy

Don’t forget to create a hole for your ribbon or twine whilst the clay is still soft.

Beautiful Christmas air clay ornament

Leave the ornaments to dry naturally, and try not to rush it or use direct heat as otherwise the clay will crack. I left them on a flat surface in the dining room for several days to make sure they dried as naturally as possible as they may crack if they dry too quick (don’t forget to check the instructions on the specific brand you are using).

Christmas air clay ornament easy and fun

Once the ornaments are dry, add the ribbon (twine or string) to your ornaments and they are ready!!

Christmas Ornaments made easy using air clay with silver string

Hint: You can also create smaller versions and use the stamp to add names on them creating unique gift tags for your family and friends!

I hope that my Christmas Ornament partner Amanda loves them as much as I do!! Sometimes less is definitely more!

Christmas Tree and beautiful white air clay ornaments
Christmas Ornaments made easy using air clay
Joy Hope Christmas air clay ornaments
Christmas Ornaments made easy using air clay
Joy Christmas ornament from white clay
Christmas Ornaments made easy using air clay

Don’t forget to visit the Christmas Ornament Exchange link party to see more wonderful Christmas ornaments and the tutorials!!

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