These DIY ornaments are a simple way to create a sentimental (and sustainable) keepsake and they don’t take much time either.
1. Roll the clay out and cut out the shapes using cookie cutters, or a knife. I was lazy and pressed for time and I had ordered these for numerous other projects. I also have friends of the Jewish faith and other faiths as well, so I wanted items that were non-christmasy and items that if desired, could decorate in the non-holiday season as well
2. Once you’ve got every speck of clay cut out, use the bits that remain to create small circles, you can paint on these as well, using the gold leafing paint or other paint, whatever you have.
3. Decorate the clay using either a knife, or if you have it, something pokey. I’ve got a puncturing tool that I use to make my bags, but you can totally get by with a knife if you don’t have a ‘puncturing tool’ as well. Make sure you make a hole so you can string thread through the ornaments for hanging.
4. Once the clay dries, or you bake it, paint it with gold leafing paint or whatever paint you have on hand.
5. Once the paint dries, braid or just thread through single strong threads so the ornaments can be hanged.