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DIY Christmas Ornament

Today I have joined some bloggers to share our favorite DIY Christmas ornament. I love this clay ornament. It’s easy to make and looks so elegant!

glitter christmas ornament

I am having so much fun this year trying new Christmas crafts. I love working with clay and thought it would be fun to make a new Christmas ornament for our tree year. In the past, I have made personalized clay Christmas ornaments (which highlighted the year of our family) and clay Valentine hearts.

I think making Christmas ornaments is one of the best crafts everyone can do for the holidays. Today I am part of a blog hop and I have joined twenty-four other bloggers and we are all sharing a creative and fun holiday ornament to make. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to discover a lot of very creative craft ideas!

There is something about this tree cookie cutter that I love. I love the fun and happy nature of this tree style. It’s not perfect (which I love!)  and you can find the cookie cutter here.

christmas ornament

What You Will Need to Make This Christmas Ornament

Modeling Clay

Cookie cutter

one wooden skewer

Clear dry glue (such as Tacky glue)

Glitter Crystal (such as Tree House)

Decorative twine/string to hang ornaments

You can find Modeling Clay and the Glitter Crystal at most craft stores. You can get either air dry the clay or bake it in an oven to harden.

modeling clay for christmas ornament

Directions to Make a Clay Christmas Ornament

The process is exactly the same as rolling and cutting sugar cookies. Use a rolling pin to spread out the clay.

how to make air dry clay ornaments

Cut out the ornaments and lay flat on a cookie sheet. I used parchment paper underneath.

air dry clay

Use the wooden skewer to place a hole at the top of each of your ornaments.

glitter crystal

Let the ornaments air dry for 24 hours or put them in an oven for 15 minutes at 325 degrees. Be sure to check the directions on the package of clay to confirm the drying specifications for the brand you are using.

Prepare the glue. Add about 1/4 cup of glue to a paper plate and add 1/8 cup of water. Stir.

glue for crafting

Paint each ornament with glue and then sprinkle with glitter crystal.


Let dry. 

dried clay ornament

Thread the twine through the hole in the ornament. That’s it!

glitter christmas tree ornament
Today I have joined some bloggers to share our favorite DIY Christmas ornament. I love this clay ornament. It’s easy to make and looks so elegant!

There are 24 more handmade ornaments listed below. Just click on the link if you would like to follow the directions.

Welcome to the second week of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series! Today a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our DIY Christmas Ornament projects to help inspire you to get crafty for the upcoming holiday season. Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to the different posts!

DIY Christmas Light Tree Ornaments at The Happy Housie
Handmade Ornaments from Free Printables at The Handmade Home
DIY Dollar Store Christmas Tree Ornament at Craftberry Bush
DIY Twig Christmas Tree Ornament at The Turquoise Home

Farmhouse Christmas Sign Ornaments at Tatertots and Jello
DIY Stocking Ornament at Love Create Celebrate
DIY Kid Friendly Christmas Ornaments at Jenna Kate at Home
DIY Wood Bead Christmas Garland at So Much Better With Age
Reindeer Handmade Christmas Ornament Clean & Scentsible

DIY Christmas Ornament at My 100 Year Old Home
Easy Christmas Ornament DIY at Happy Happy Nester
Frosted Pear Tree Ornaments at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Elegant Embroidery Hoop Ornaments at All Things With Purpose
Homemade Christmas Ornament at Seeking Lavender Lane

Easy Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments at Cherished Bliss
DIY Hand Painted Floral Christmas Ornaments at The DIY Mommy
DIY Black and White Ornaments at Taryn Whiteaker
DIY Reindeer Vintage Car Christmas Ornament at Cassie Bustamante
Photo Block Christmas Ornament at Amber Tysl

Melted Crayon Ornaments at Modern Glam
Wine Cork Mushroom Christmas Ornaments at Life is a Party
Cinnamon Stick and Orange Slice Ornaments at A Pretty Life
Easy DIY Reversible Christmas Ornaments at She Gave it a Go
DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe Ornament at Lolly Jane

Pin the image below to your Craft or Christmas decor boards on Pinterest (just click the Pin button in the top left corner). You can also follow along with me on Pinterest!




20 Responses

  1. These are gorgeous! I love that you covered them in sparkles…they’re so simply elegant! And why have I never thought to use pre-made clay for ornament making?! Love it.

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