Make Clay Ornaments Stamped With Holiday Cheer
- 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 out one color of clay onto wax paper until 1/4-inch thick.
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.
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.
Add Ornament Hanger
When ornament cools completely, loop a length of metallic cord through the punched hole.
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.
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.