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Homemade Clay DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas ornaments can be a fun family tradition!

One of our traditions is to make a new kind of Christmas ornament every year. We’ve made all kinds — salt dough, felt, wooden, beaded — you name it. Here is one of our favorites to make from homemade clay. Easy, inexpensive, and the kids love it!

Homemade Clay DIY Christmas Ornaments ~ step by step with photos showing how to make these Christmas ornaments from homemade clay. Great family tradition! The kids love it!

Homemade Clay DIY Christmas Ornaments

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup water

You will also need-
Mixing bowl
Mixing spoon
Cookie cutters
Drinking straw
Rolling pin
Parchment paper
An oven

1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees.
2. In a small mixing bowl combine all your ingredients and mix well.

Homemade clay Christmas ornaments: mix the ingredients for the clay.
3. Once your ingredients are well mixed, pour your mixture into a small pot.
4. Mix/cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until your mixture forms a ball of dough (takes 2-3 minutes).
5. Place your dough onto a piece of parchment paper to cool, with a wet rag on top.

Homemade Clay Christmas Ornaments: Let the clay dough cool under a wet towel.
6. Once your dough is cool, roll it out to 1/4″ thick (if the edges seem a little dry, get your hands wet and smooth the edges out).

Homemade Clay Christmas ornaments: roll out the clay dough
7. Use your cookie cutters to cut out shapes and place them onto a parchment paper lined baking pan.

Homemade Clay Christmas ornaments: cut out the ornament shapes with cookie cutters.

8. Use the top of your straw to cutout little circles from the tops of your shapes.
9. Bake for 1 hour in a 175 degree oven, flipping the ornaments over half way through.

Homemade Clay Christmas ornaments: bake ornaments
10. Let your Christmas ornaments cool on a wire rack for about 30 minutes.
11. String your ornaments with a little decorative string and they are ready to hang on your Christmas tree.

I’ve found that these homemade clay ornaments are easier to mold and less brittle than salt dough. You can also paint them or add glitter or other embellishments, too!

Do you make DIY Christmas ornaments in your family?

You’ll also want to check out this Salt Dough Santa Handprint Ornament and try making it!

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