Today I’m sharing a fun, easy and quick project, yet brilliant for a unique gift wrapping or easter branch decoration. I designed fabulous clay ornaments that you can use as hangtags or gifttags. They are really easy to make and you can be super creative and individual with them, since there is no right or wrong. Brilliant, huh? If you like this kind of decoration, hop over to my brand new Etsy Shop and shop some unique gifts for your loved ones or treat yourself.
Learn how to make fabulous diy clay ornaments for individual gift wrapping or decoration. Find the tutorial and the clay decoration after the jump. I can’t wait to show you these beautiful results.
Material – What you need for the clay ornaments:
- Cookie cutters
- Stamp-able letters (I used these)
- Dough rolling pin to roll out the clay
- Paper tissues for the decoration
- Mod podge for glueing
- Acrylic transparent gloss vanish (water based)
- Bakers twine or thin ribbons
Step-by-Step guide – How to make diy clay ornaments:
- Start by rolling out the clay until it’s all about 1cm thick or less if you prefer.
- Use your cookie cutters to stamp out your shapes. Use a pencil or tooth pick to make a hole at the top of each shape enabling you to hang them later.
- While the clay is still moldable you can stamp in the doodles into your shapes. I used Happy Easter.
- Set aside and wait for an hour approximately so the clay starts to dry a bit.
- Take your favorite tissue paper motives and rip it into small pieces so you have a pattern that fits onto parts of your clay.
- Use the mod podge and apply onto clay and tissue paper. Glue the paper onto the clay so that everything sticks evenly. Do it as often as you want onto other parts. Set aside.
- Leave all the shapes to dry out overnight. I had a clay that dries in the air. No microwave needed.
- The next day you can glaze your decorations. I did two layers so it was nice and glossy.
- As the last step use thread or bakers twine and get it through the hole. Tie a knot in the end. Tadaaa ready is the ornament.
For more inspiration about Easter gifts and DIYs have a look here.