Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Snowflake Ornaments

DIY glittery clay snowflake ornament

Glittery snowflake ornaments add a little bit of extra sparkle to your Christmas tree! 

Here's how you make your own:

1. Gather your supplies. I used: 
Sculpey Premo Accents clay
(I used the "opal" color- because it already has the glitter in it!) 
a set of modeling tools 
a snowflake cookie cutter
string to hang it

ornament supplies

2. Follow the instructions for the clay. (It takes a few minutes to condition the clay so it is usable. I followed the instructions on the website, which suggested putting the clay in a sealed plastic bag, and then soaking it in a bowl of hot water. It really does help soften the clay so it is easier to work with!)
Roll out the clay and then cut your shape. Using your tools, cut a small hole for the string. 

snowflake ornament using cookie cutter

3. Bake in the oven according to the directions on your clay. 
(275 degrees for 30 minutes)
When it is done, it should like like the photo below:

snowflake ornament

4. Let ornament cool, then add your string and hang it on the tree!

snowflake ornament on tree

For a fun variation, you can stamp different shapes or textures onto them before baking. Here's one that I stamped a mini snowflake on.

snowflake ornament with snowflake imprint on tree

7 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful ornament! Looks really simple to replicate too!
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  2. Oooh I love glittery clay! Very beautiful! Thanks for linking up #christmaslittlemakes

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  3. Oh these are so pretty. I am definitely storing this up for next year. Thanks. #christmaslittlemakes

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  4. These are gorgeous! I was just planning to do salt dough this year, but these are too pretty to pass up!

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  5. These are so pretty and look so delicate. I didn't know you could get glittery clay!! :O #ChristmasLittleMakes

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  6. So pretty. Thank you so much for sharing at The Crafty Corner. I hope to see you again at the next party (beginning tomorrow).

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  7. Gorgeous! What a wonderful addition to the tree or to make and give as a gift. Featuring when my party opens up tonight.

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