Christmas crafting: easy clay decorations

I asked my followers on Twitter whether it was too early to start blogging about Christmas.

And the answer was “no”… hooray!

I’m definitely going to try making some of these hanging decorations (designed by Sania Pell) this year. They’d be lovely on the tree, but would also make extra special gift tags… perhaps tied to a bottle of homemade sloe gin?

Apparently they’re really easy to make using air-drying clay. I hadn’t heard of it before but it’s inexpensive and widely available in art shops and on Amazon. All you have to do is roll and cut it out, then emboss it using rubber stamps while it’s still wet or print on letters with ink once it’s dried.

{all Sania Pell}

Finish the decorations off with a length of baker’s twine or (my favourite) a scrap of Liberty print fabric and voila! I’m off to order some magic clay now and will let you know how I get on. Now I’ve started on Christmas there will be no stopping me, so keep an eye on the Christmas category in the sidebar for lots more ideas in the run up to the big day!

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  1. says

    Lovely Sania has tweeted me a tip about the decorations… she says that filing the edges when they’re dry makes all the difference. I’d love to know if anyone else tries making these… tweet me a photo @decoratorsnotes !


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