I’m getting really excited for December! Not only is it my birthday at the beginning of the month, its also the time I’m allowed to start getting really excited about Christmas. As you may know I like any excuse to get crafty and create fun DIYs as well as doing lots of baking. For me it’s not about the presents (although I like them too!) It’s more about that festive feeling and doing fun Christmassy things together.
I’m planning to do Blogmas this year, which means I’ll be posting every day in December. I’m also going to be releasing a little Christmas ebook, which I’ve been working on for a while now. It will feature lots of Christmassy things that have appeared on the blog in the past, as well as lots of new content which I’ve created specially for the book. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready.
Now on to today’s post which is one of the DIYs I created for the ebook, but I thought I’d share on here first. These decorations are really easy to make, but make a lovely little gift or decoration for the tree. I also think they’d look lovely tied to a gift as an alternative gift tag.
You will need: air drying clay, a rolling pin, cookie cutters, rubber stamps, acrylic paint, butchers twine.
Roll out the clay to a thickness of around 3mm.
Use the cutters to cut out lots of different Christmas shapes.
Use the rubber stamps and other tools to create designs on each shape.
Leave to dry over night in a warm dry place.
Once dry, paint each one in the colour scheme of your choice. Tie on a little string to finish.
I hope you like this simple DIY, let me know if you give this a go. I love seeing what you all come up with. If you’d like more Christmas inspiration, check out the Christmas section of the blog.
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