Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Homemade Personalized Clay Ornaments

A few weeks ago I saw the cutest ornaments on Pinterest! What caught my attention was the recipe. It wasn't a salt dough  recipe like all the others I had seen. So I pinned it! I thought they would make great little gifts for the kids at school. Click here for the recipe and instructions!

Update: The link above no longer works sorry folks! I did find a similar recipe here so I will copy it out and include a link to it as well for the rest of the instructions! 

Recipe:
1 cup corn starch 
2 cups baking soda 
1.25 cups cold water


Here is a few photos and tips on how I made mine...


I found that the dough was very pliable, so when I first started cutting out my shapes they were getting stretched and started losing their shape when I transferred them to the baking sheet. So I decided to roll them out directly on to the Silpat, which also keeps them from sticking during the baking process. I then just removed the excess dough. This way the shapes were perfect, they didn't even crack! 


To make the whole, I just used the end of a straw!


To personalize each one of them I used a black ink pad and these great little alphabet stamps I found a Micheal's in their Dollar bins!


Aren't they so cute?... The cookie cutters I used were very small which makes them the perfect size for gift tags too! I had so much fun making these with my daughter, she wants to make more... maybe coloured ones next time!

Thanks for stopping by!
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26 comments:

  1. i really like that alphabet stamps you used, so cute!

    found you at aloha friday blog hop, come and follow me back at:
    http://homefor4sweethome.blogspot.com/

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    rea

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  2. New Follower from the blog hop. Love the clay ornaments!
    www.pynkkrush.blogspot.com

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  3. I dearly loved creating clay ornaments as a child with my mom. It's one of my most cherished memories of Christmas and love doing it with my son. Yours are so much more beautiful than mine though. :)

    Thank you so much for participating in our Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I am following you, of course!! Wishing you and yours a lovely week!!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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    1. Thanks so much Jean, always fun meeting new bloggers through your hop! Have a great week!

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  4. These are the cutest little ornaments!
    http://amrsandamama.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party. I love how you put your name into your blog! I am following now.

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    2. Thanks for following Diana... Happy Holidays! :)

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  6. These are really cute! Our family takes karate, and I just recently bought ninja cookie cutters. They'd be hilarious as ornaments! P.S. I'm pinning this :)
    Grace @ Craftadon.com

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    1. I'm sure they would be a hit! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Love it! I'm pinning this too. So many possibilities! I'm going to have to try this.

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  8. Love these!
    http://cheshainmotion.blogspot.com/

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  9. They are so cute. I love the idea of using them as gift tags too. Thanks for sharing at the Our Favorite Thing Link Party.

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  10. I love these! Thank you for sharing at the No Rules Christmas Party! I will be featuring these on my blog tomorrow! Merry Christmas!
    Jen

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    1. Thanks so much Jen, will definitely take a look! Merry Christmas :)

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    1. Hi Melissa, click on one of the links on my side bar... Facebook, pinterest, email, google +, bloglovin... you choose what works best for you :)

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  12. Dear Ilda. I want to get the recepie but unfortunately can not. Can u please write it here? Thanks in advance

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    1. Thanks Pervin, I did not know it wasn't working... thank for letting me know! I did update it with a similar recipe I found. Hope that helps :)

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Thanks so much for taking the time and leaving me a comment! I always love hearing from you and I appreciate you stopping by! Hugs, Ilda