Struck down for the past few days with a horrible pre-Christmas lurgy, I’m just popping in to share some photos I finally got round to taking of my air dry clay Christmas tree decorations…
Now, unless mine is the only blog you read, I’m sure you will have seen variations of these at a number of different places. From bloggers who actually give you some inspiration / advice / tutorials at a relevant time so you can still go to the shops, buy the equipment, come home and make the thing before it’s far too late. Ah, not me! Even if you, too, are a late Christmas tree putter-upper, there’s still probably not enough time to start making your own ornaments now.
(And if mine is the only blog you read, thanks so much! You’re my new bestie…)
But still, I was pretty pleased with these, so I thought I’d give you a little view of my new woodland friends anyway.
I used cookie cutters bought from Ikea and just rolled out my clay (purchased from Hobbycraft a few weeks back) and then stamped them in, making a little hole at the top for the red wool.
I’m not entirely sure how sturdy these are, in all honesty. One of the moose (meece?) lost a leg and his nose on his way to be photographed. Poor guy, that’s worse than a bad hair day… So I don’t know if they’re likely to survive til next year. But, unlike the beautiful Habitat glass baubles which have not been taken out of their box this year, I won’t mind in the slightest if the sproglet tears them from the tree and dashes them to the ground…
Incidentally, I did try and take some photos for you of these in situ, dangling cheerily from the tree itself, but the light was all wrong, or the baubles started moving when I wanted to photograph them and, in my under-the-weather state, I got fed up pretty quickly.
And on that cheery note, a Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you’re all happy and healthy and full of seasonal cheer. I’ll be checking out now until the new year, so have wonderful Christmases one and all and a fabulous New Year’s Eve. May the start of 2014 be excellent for each and every one of you…
8 thoughts on “Woodland Christmas ornaments”
Your posts always make my day! Hope you’re feeling better soon. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
Have a lovely family Christmas! I never got around to making my clay ornaments. Next year!
No, I had never seen these before. What a great idea! I need to remember this for next yr. I wouldn’t think to get cookie cutters for clay. It’s genius (to someone that is mostly creative out doors)! Merry Christmas 🙂
Merry xmas festive tip for mince pies – add a little cream cheese (Philly ok) to mixture just before baking… lovely! Arthur a reader from oop north! Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:53:19 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adorable! I’m particularly fond of the snail. Merry Christmas!
Cute idea !!! Feel better soon
I love these. I like simple, quick, and destructible. My quick new ornaments were paper. And then I put the tree on a table. Ha! Love to you Sabrina and your loved ones from me and mine.
Am catching up with my blog reading but wanted to wish you all the best for 2014 and hope your Christmas was a good one! x