5 Days of Ornaments :: #1 White Clay Cut-outs

It’s been a crafty Christmas so far…

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I’m not usually a crafty person. Something about having a three year old girl and Pinterest have evolved me into a beginner crafter. Hasn’t Pinterest turned us all into crafters or aspiring ones at least? This year I wanted our tree to look a little less modern and a little more homespun Scandinavian. I thought the best way to achieve this would be to make our own ornaments. I also thought it was a great way to start some Christmas traditions. We made five different styles of ornaments. Today I will share with you the ¬†first ornament and our favorite. It was a fun little science experiment for Nora and I. This one seemed to go the smoothest for us. It’s very similar to making playdoh.

White Clay Ornament Recipe

1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup corn starch

3/4 cup of warm water

silver & red glitter


Mix the dry ingredients in a sauce pan then stir in the warm water. Mix over a medium heat, stirring as it starts to bubble and come away from the sides of the pan. When it has started to dry and resemble a soft play dough consistency, take it off the heat and leave it to cool for a few minutes. Place it on the counter and roll it into a ball making it pliable. It should look and feel like bright white play dough. Then roll it out with your rolling pin, sprinkle and pat with glitter.  Cut out just like cookies with your cutters. Place in the oven for 1 hour at 100 degrees. Then we left ours out on cooling racks over night for good measure. Tie with butcher string and viola!



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