Make Beautiful Pressed Clay Ornaments in Minutes

Turn an evergreen sprig into a stamp with these beautiful (and easy!) handmade pressed clay ornaments.
Pressed Clay Ornaments
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Materials Needed

  • quick-dry paper clay
  • wax paper
  • rolling pin
  • toothpick
  • jump rings
  • cookie cutter
  • evergreen sprigs
  • ribbon

Roll Out Clay

Roll the clay into a tight ball and place on wax paper (Image 1). Place another piece of wax paper on top of the ball and press down until flattened. Use a rolling pin to further flatten the clay to about 1/4" thickness. Remove the top layer of wax paper (Image 2).

Cut-Out Ornament

Using a cookie cutter, press down and cut out the ornament. Peel away the excess clay. You'll need to work quickly, as this clay is fast drying.

Pressed Clay Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Pressed Clay Ornament - Cut-Out Ornament

Using a cookie cutter, press down and cut the ornament out. Peel away the excess clay. You'll need to work quickly, as this clay is fast drying.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Imprint Clay

While the clay is still moist, press an evergreen sprig into it hard enough to leave a distinct impression.

Pressed Clay Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Pressed Clay Ornament - Imprint Clay

While clay is still moist, press an evergreen sprig into it hard enough to leave a distinct impression.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Prep to Hang

Using a toothpick, push a hole through the top of the ornament, leaving enough room to accommodate a jump ring.

Pressed Clay Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Pressed Clay Ornament - Prep to Hang

Using a tooth pick, push a hole through at the top of the ornament, leaving enough room to accommodate a jump ring.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Add Jump Ring and Ribbon

Allow the ornament to fully dry for about 2 hours. Once dry, slip the jump ring into the hole (Image 1). Loop a 5" piece of ribbon through the jump ring and tie off to hang the ornament on your tree (Image 2).

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