Make Clay Ornaments Stamped With Holiday Cheer

With a set of alphabet stamps and bakeable clay, your favorite holiday saying can become a modern, colorful ornament.

Three custom clay ornaments in box

Custom Clay Ornaments

By: Michelle Edgemont

Materials Needed:

  • alphabet rubber stamps in two sizes
  • green, white and gold bakeable clay
  • square cookie cutter
  • ceramic tile
  • rolling pin
  • white lollipop stick
  • gold string or twine
  • wax paper
  • tissue paper
  • white gift box

Roll Clay

Roll out one color of clay onto wax paper until 1/4-inch thick.

Woman rolling out green clay

Rolling Clay for Custom Ornament

Cut Square Shape

Press the cookie cutter into the rolled clay. Peel away the excess clay.

Stamp Holiday Saying

Transfer the square of clay onto the ceramic tile. Lay out the alphabet stamps in the saying you’d like to display. Here, I did "Glad Tidings." Use different-size letters for each line of text to give the ornaments a modern look.

Tip: It’s okay if you mess up. The clay can be rolled out numerous times and restamped.

Woman stamping letters onto clay ornament

Stamping Clay Ornament

Punch Hole for Hanging

Use the lollipop stick to make a hole in the top of the ornament. Bake according to the instructions on the clay packaging.

Woman creating hanger hole in handmade ornament

Create Hole for Hanger

Add Ornament Hanger

When ornament cools completely, loop a length of metallic cord through the punched hole.

Woman tying cord through clay ornament

Add Hanger to Clay Ornament

Create Tissue Paper Bow

Let’s make some fun packaging. Fold a piece of tissue paper in half. Fold in half again. Fold in half again. And one more time, fold in half.

Cut Tissue Paper

Cut slits 1/4-inch apart across the loose end of the folded tissue paper. Cut to 1/2-inch from the fold. The tissue paper will look like fringe.

Complete Packaging

Fill white gift box with shredded paper and place ornaments on top.

Unfold the fringed tissue paper once and tie onto a gift box with a gold metallic cord. Knot the cord on the back and cut off any extra. Turn the box over and fluff and crunch the fringed tissue paper to create a fun pouf.

Present the Ornaments

Give the ornaments as party favors, or tie them onto holiday gifts as a unique gift tag.

Three custom clay ornaments in box

Custom Clay Ornaments

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