And Now For Something Completely Different – Making Christmas Clay Decorations – Stage 1

Every Christmas I do enjoy a bit of homemade making of Christmas Decorations; in recent years I have been making 3D, flat, and sewn paper decorations. This year I thought I’d try my hand at some ceramic hanging decorations. So here is the first stage: I used cookie cutters to cut out shapes from air-dry clay which I rolled flat with a rolling pin. I have pressed various items, such as textile leaves, a round pencil, a sewing roller tool and a ceramic needle tool, into some of the clay shapes to get interesting textures. I used a ceramic needle tool to make holes in the shapes so that later I can thread them with ribbon or thread for hanging. I need to wait about a week before I can start to decorate the clay shapes.

(All photographs © Catherine Cronin)

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3 thoughts on “And Now For Something Completely Different – Making Christmas Clay Decorations – Stage 1

    • Thank You!
      Acrylic paint to decorate them and coloured string or twine or thin ribbon so that you can hang them.
      I also am varnishing them with acrylic paint gloss medium, but that isn’t necessary.

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