How to Make a House-Shaped Clay Ornament

Give a sentimental housewarming gift by making a personalized, house-shaped clay ornament the new homeowners will cherish for years to come.

Ornament DIY

Ornament DIY

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Materials and Tools

air-dry clay in white
wax paper
rolling pin
X-acto knife
alphabet rubber stamps
straw
ribbon or twine

Roll Out Clay

Roll out the clay to 1/4" thick on a flat surface covered with wax paper.

Ornament DIY

Ornament DIY

Cut House Shape

Use an X-acto knife to cut out the shape of a house, and smooth out the edges with your fingers. 

Ornament DIY

Ornament DIY

Personalize

Stamp the family name into the clay following the instructions on the rubber stamp packaging.

Ornament DIY

Ornament DIY

Attach Twine

Use a straw to create a hole at the top of the house (Image 1). Slide a piece of twine or ribbon through, and tie a knot to create a loop for hanging (Image 2). Let the clay air dry according to the packaging instructions. 

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