Thursday, 12 December 2013

Make it for Christmas

UKScrappers are hosting a project a day for Christmas. I'm sure you will agree there have been some fabulous ideas so far.
 Remember you have to do the following to be in with a chance of winning a prize:
  1. Visit the UKS Home Page every morning to see that days project click the link to get the tutorial.
  2. Comment on each of the blogs ). Remember to leave your UKS username. If the project is not on a blog you are allowed a free pass on that one.
  3. Then comment on the UKS thread after the 23rd of December. We will compare the commenters in the UKS thread to the blog comments after the 25th and the prize winner will be announced on New Year's Eve.
Today is my turn and I have a Christmas ornament for you to make.This one is great for the kids to make and can also be used as a present tag, just write your greeting on the back with a Sharpie.

You will need:
air dry clay 
stamp of your choice
shaped cookie cutter
rolling pin 
fine sand paper
acrylic paint

To Make:
1. Roll out the clay to about 4mm thickness
2. Push the rubber stamp into the clay
 3. Use the cookie cutter to cut the shape of the ornament. I chose to cut out mine so that half of the shape had the debossed image. I just think it makes it a bit more interesting.
  4. Make a hole at the top of the ornament, this needs to be done while the clay is still wet. I used the top off a pen to make my holes.

5. Leave overnight to dry out, make sure it has dried out completely. Smooth any rough edges with a fine sand paper.
Give it a couple of coats of paint, I used a pearl white acrylic. When the paint is dry, thread ribbon through the hole and hang on the tree for everybody to admire.
You can use plenty of different shapes here is another version I have made, This one was painted gold and decorated with bells and twine.


misteejay said...

Beautiful decorations - TFS.

Toni xx
(misteejay on UKS)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

They are both beautiful and I'm looking forward to making some of these with my daughter.

Scrapmate said...

How lovely these are. TFS

scrapnanny said...

going to find my clay and play this afternoon

Lindsay Coleman said...

These are beautiful, thank you for sharing.


Jolene said...

Wow these are great and so easy too,now I know I need those cookie cutters from Wilkos!

Jo (AKA Jolene onUKS

kjjc said...

these are gorgeous.

chris said...

Gorgeous and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing

new2this said...

Easy, relatively quick and look great when done .. what more could we want?? Thank You.

Jimjams said...

I love the offset cutting/stamping - very pretty ornaments.

furrypig said...

that is a really great tutorial to make some gorgeous ornaments thank you

Lesley said...

Fabulous share Kathy. Thanks
Aka - LesleySh

Chidkid said...

Oh wow! Love these.. brilliant. (elainevking on UKS)

Wrightboysmum said...

Such a simple idea but so effective. I love that stamp.
Sonja - wrightboysmum(UKS)

Amanda Jane said...

They are beautiful, and an easy project for crafting with the kids.

Virginia said...

Lovely project,

Celtic Angel on UKS

Mole said...

Ooh, love this! Mole on UKS

Sian said...

I'm loving all these hanging decorations! I especially love the gold star at the end I love stars and the stamped image just makes it so elegant! Thanks for sharing! Sian (UKS Violaceous)

Mole said...

Fab! Mole at UKS

Annie Claxton said...

These look brilliant _ I've never tried stamping into clay like that, it's a really cool effect :o) annieclaxton UKS

Jo_annepinc said...

Wow fab, I'm definitely going to have a go at this, thank you for sharing such a simple but so effective idea, JoPink

Tracey Allen said...

Lovely decorations

BEX said...

Thank you - I have some left over air dry clay and I have been at a loss with what to do with it. Now I know! Love it ! UKS scrap3d

Karen said...

Lovely ornaments and I have everything I need to make some too :) Kitty Crafts UKS

Yolanda said...

Gorgeous, I'm going to try this one out. Scrappyyo - UKS

hannahk said...

oh gosh, so pretty and simple to do. on my list to try with toddler next year :D thank you. hannahk