Thursday, October 13, 2016

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

DIY Oven Bake Ornaments
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I am thrilled to be joining a group of bloggers in "The 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments" which is been hosted by An Extraordinary Day, Cupcakes and Crinoline, Yesterday on Tuesday, and The Silly Pearl. 
This is going to be a month of inspirational handmade ornaments that you can create for yourself or for others. At the end of this post, you will find the direct links to all the 12 ornaments that have already been posted. 

I was looking over my stash and I have over 100 pieces of cookie cutters and lots of oven Bake Shop clay. Here was my inspiration and with oven bake clay, you can create so many beautiful ornaments. I chose the red and green clay, cut off a square and started to soften the clay. 
Christmas Ornaments/handmade/bake clay

Once the clay was softened, I rolled out the clay 1/4 inch. I picked out my cookie cutter and gently pressed down.  
Christmas Ornaments/bake clay/handmade

Once I peeled the clay away I used the bottom of a paint brush and created a hole through the clay. To create my red bow, I rolled out a long piece of red clay and cut off  a piece about 3' inches. Once I created the loops for my bow, I made sure to add a small piece of clay in the middle, to give it a clean finish. Next, cut off another small piece of clay to create the bottom half of the bow.
Ornaments/handmade/bake clay

The next ornament I created a Christmas tree. Once I cut out the tree, I took small pieces of red clay and gently rolled it into a ball to add to my tree. When I was done with my ornaments, I took a jelly roll pan, and placed a piece of parchment paper down. I laid my ornaments on the pan and baked it in the oven at the lowest setting (170 degrees) for 30 minutes.  
handmade Christmas ornaments/bake clay

Here is the finished product. These would be great to do with your children and great gifts for family, teachers or friends. 
Christmas handmade ornaments/bake clay

Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:
Day 1 - The Silly Pearl 
Day 5 - Knick of Time 
Day 6 - Pet Scribbles 
 Day 13 - DIY 180 
 Day 14 - 504 Main 
Day 17 - The Kim Six Fix 
Day 21 - Our Southern Home 
  Day 24 - Sweet Pea 
Day 27 - Lovely Etc. 
 Day 28 - Stone Gable Blog 

Below you will find a direct links to all the 12 ornaments that have already been posted. Make sure to stop by tomorrow to visit my sweet friend Holly from 504 Main beautiful handmade ornaments.