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These Stamped Clay Ornaments are easy to make starting with this 3-ingredient homemade clay recipe. Stamp, paint & Mod Podge & you have beautiful tree decor.
Stamped Clay Ornaments
I love making homemade ornaments for the tree each year. I have this habit of wanting to completely change the theme or colors of the tree year after year. It’s definitely too costly to buy all new decorations each year so I make the majority myself. Then I find special ornaments at the store to fill in & give it a finished look. The best part about this is that I always have the kids helping me out. It’s great for having a little craft time with them where we can be creative & talk about anything & everything. So when I decided I wanted to do a neutral look for the tree this year I started brainstorming on how I would create decorations. I went through all my supplies & decided that a simple stamped clay would be great. Then I could use Mod Podge Pearl & great Folk Art paints to make them really sparkle.
These are all the ingredients you need to make the clay – water, baking soda & corn starch. Cook the mix, roll, cut, stamp & bake.
Once baked & cooled you can paint. I used a toothpick to get in those small designs. I used Folk Art multi-surface paint in 2969- White Pearl, 2963- Disco Crystal, 2959- Sequin Silver, 2968- Charcoal Black & 2964- Sterling Silver. All of these have a metallic shimmer to them which was perfect.
Then once that paint dried I added a coat of Mod Podge Pearl – a waterbase sealer, glue & finish. I love it because it not only seals but added a beautiful iridescence to the ornaments.
Homemade Clay Recipe (for homemade ornaments)
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 cup baking soda
- 1-1/2 cups water
- Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan
- Heat over medium stirring constantly until the mixture starts to resemble mashed potatoes
- Remove & transfer to a glass bowl
- Cover with a damp towel & allow to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes
- Once cool, preheat oven to 175 degrees
- Place clay on a sheet of parchment paper & roll out flat (if it's still sticky you can add a little more cornstarch)
- Cut into desired shapes & transfer to parchment lined baking sheet
- Bake 30 minutes - flip over & bake another 30 minutes
- Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours before painting
I’m loving my new ornaments. They were so simple & fun to make!
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