For day 11 of my #MadeUpFestive I’m showing you how to make another easy DIY Christmas decoration. This minimalist air dry clay star is super easy to make and looks really stylish hung with a little ribbon on your tree. If you’ve never used air dry clay before, you’re in for a treat! You might remember I used air dry clay to make a trinket dish this year too. This
This little star bauble is a great starter project for using air dried clay, and a great idea for kids to get involved with too.
Here’s how to make your own air dry clay Christmas decoration…
Air dried clay (Amazon)
Cookie cutters in various sizes (Amazon)
Making the star
To start take a hand full of air dry clay and warm it up by rolling in a ball up in your hands.
1. Next roll out the clay until its flat and even, around half a cm thick.
2. Take the largest cutter and place it centrally on your clay.
3. Take the smallest cutter and place in inside the larger cutter. Make sure there is an even space between each cutter.
4. Press both cutters down to cut through the clay. Remove the excess clay around the edges.
5 & 6. Carefully remove the cutters to reveal the star shape.
To finish off your air dry clay Christmas decoration, gently smooth down the edges with your fingers before placing to once side to dry. The air dry clay should take around 24 hours to dry completely. Once dry, loop a length of ribbon through the middle of the star and hang on your tree.
How easy was that?
I love using air dry clay, purely because it’s so simple to create beautiful objects. This Christmas decoration can be sprayed a different colour to suit your decor or left white for a minimalist look.
I also turned the smaller star from the center into a decoration by creating a small hole in the top with a pen when it was still wet. Let me know what you think, have you used air dry clay before?
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