Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dove Ornament Tutorial

I hope you enjoy my ornament tutorial.

All of the tools can be bought at your local craft store.  I bought some of mine online, because I was too lazy to drive to Joanns, but in my defense it's pretty far away and it saved me in gas.

So here I have my cookie cutters, clay, clay rolling pin, embossers and awl.  The only other things you need are a pan to cook the clay on and some twine to make a hanger for the ornament.

I used gold polymer clay, the kind you bake, not the air dry variety.  The reason for this is simple, the baked kind comes in many more colors, and I wanted gold.  You can use any color you like.

Cookie cutters are the perfect tool for working with clay and come in a variety of sizes.  I wanted doves so I bought a 1.75 in and 3.5 in cookie cutter.  I have a smaller tree so the 1.75 in ornaments are perfect for me and don't require as much clay to make them.  Two packs of clay made 12 ornaments, where1 pack of clay made 3 of the larger ornaments.  Which were a gift to my sons second grade teacher.

First you roll out your clay till it's about 1/4 of an inch thick, then you can emboss it with any design you like.  Then I take a cookie cutter and cut the shape out, I use my awl to make the whole for the twine.

Bake for 30 minutes at 230 degrees.  Let them cool and then you can run string through them.  Pretty easy really,  however the clay isn't all that soft so your hands and triceps with get a workout rolling it out!

Ta Da, the finished oranment!  I love these, my son helped me make them and they are inexpenssive, not to shabby to look at either!

Here's a few pics of my Chirstmas Decor all done up!

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Chiwei @ One Dog Woof said...

Sorry, but I just have to ask - are those Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy ornaments on your tree? :-) Because they're awesome!

My Beautiful World said...

So happy to meet you I have enjoyed looking around. I have just found your lovely blog through the Monday link wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me sometime, follow back if you like so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.

Always Wendy

Rachel {Lines Across} said...

I love the dove ornaments. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across.
I hope to see you soon,

Unknown said...

Your doves are beautiful...Adorable gift idea!! Thanks for sharing at my "Anything Holiday" linky party!!


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