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Stamped Clay Ornaments

Christmas is only a few days away, I can hardly believe it myself! While it's a sticky 70 + degrees here in New Orleans, and my air conditioner is humming away in December, I needed a craft project to get me in the holiday spirit. I decided to make some last minute decorations and made stamped clay ornaments! It was fun and easy to do and a different way to use rubber stamps. 

You'll need:
Assorted holiday stamps
Oven-bake clay (the colors I chose have glitter)
Parchment paper
Rolling pin
X-acto knife
Round cookie cutter
Ribbon

First roll out your clay to about 1/8 of an inch thick and about the size of your cookie cutter. I found it easiest to make the ornament on parchment paper so I didn't have to transfer the ornament while it was soft to be able to bake it. 

Stamp the clay all over so that when you cut out your circle the pattern fills the entire space.

Cut out your ornament using the cookie cutter and then cut a hole for the hanging ribbon in the top with the X-acto knife.

Roll out the green clay to 1/8 of an inch thick and stamp the holly.

Carefully cut out the stamped image and gently press it into the white ornament.

 

Roll the red clay into tiny balls and press into the ornament arranging them like holly berries under the leaves. 

Bake at 275 degrees for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.

Tie on your ribbon and hang your new ornament on the tree!

You can also use these colors to make a Christmas tree ornament, or a candy cane. 

Happy Holidays and Happy Stamping my friends!

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