December 5, 2013
Here in Australia Christmas is approaching and so is the end of the school year.
Each year we make thank you gifts for the teachers and this year I wanted to make something quick and easy.
So I purchased some air dry clay, pulled out some Cocoa Daisy stamps and let the girls make some ornaments.
The first step was to roll out a chunk of the clay
Our girls loved using the Cocoa Daisy star background stamp
Then we used cookie cutters and cut out a shape, we used round and a star/flower shape
Next step was putting a hole in the shape.
This was simply done with a pen, moving it slightly to create a wider hole.
The clay we used could be baked in the oven or left for 24 hours to dry.
I opted for letting it dry naturally.
Things I noticed, the ends turn up (this was easily fixed by turning it over before it dried completely) and that the thinner the shape the more likely it was to form small cracks.
The clay could easily be painted or decorated and would look gorgeous if used as gift wrap or as a tag.
So if you are preparing for Christmas, or wanting to make some easy gifts, why not pull out your favourite stamps and see how you can incorporate them into your creating.