A little late to be posting Christmas gift ideas, but I didn’t want to spoil the surprise for Wes. For our first Christmas as a married couple, we decided to make each other Christmas gifts. This isn’t an original idea, but I made personalized Christmas orniments. Sadly, we don’t have room for a Christmas tree, but I made these for our future Christmas tree. I looked up a bunch of DIY clay recipes, but after rummaging through my supply closet I found this Crayola Model Magic. I had this for years, but never knew what to make out of it. It pays to be a pack rat sometimes.
I rolled out the clay using a glass jar and used Christmas cookie cutters I had to make different shapes. I used a chopstick to poke a hole to lace the twine through. I bought small letter rubber stamps to customize each orniment. I highly recommend this Crayola clay. It rolls out very easy and holds it’s shape nicely. It’s also easy to roll back up if you make a mistake. I placed the orniments onto parchment paper to dry overnight, but I’d wait 72 hours to make sure it’s completely harden.
I added little touches onces it completely hardened. I wrote the date on the back of the orniments and painted a few designs onto some. I’m really happy with the way these turned out. It’s a fun, personalized gift that’s easy to make. Even though this was Christmas themed, you could probably make clay tags for anytime of the year using different cookie cutters. I can’t wait have a real Christmas tree to put these on!