Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Gift Toppers: Clay Ornaments

Clay Gift Toppers | Red Circle Crafts

This is part one of three in gift toppers. Part Two. Part Three.

I'm a big fan of fancy gifts. And I'll be using some of these gift toppers at the gift wrapping station at the Holiday Market. So even if you don't have time to make your own, you can use some of mine (assuming you're in Portland, anyway).

Clay Gift Toppers | Red Circle Crafts

Materials:

Oven bake clay
Cookie cutters (I bought some on the cheap from our local SCRAP that I use only for clay)
Plastic straw
Rolling pin, glass jar, or other cylindrical object
Lace, sweater, stamps or something with an interesting pattern
Wrapped presents
Ribbon

Clay Gift Toppers | Red Circle Crafts

Directions:

Roll out the clay. Lay ribbon, sweater, etc on the clay and lightly roll with the rolling pin again. Lift up lace and then cut out with cookie cutters. Use a straw to punch holes. Bake according to package instructions.

Clay Gift Toppers | Red Circle Crafts

Tips:

  • Try poking some with two holes instead of one for a different packaging look.

  • Between rolling out the clay and imprinting, lift the clay up off the surface you rolled it out on. It will be easier to lift up after you cut out if you do this step.

  • Try cookie cutters that may not strictly be holiday themed, like the arrow or letters.

  • Fore more detailed (photographed) instructions of the clay process, check out this tutorial.

Clay Gift Toppers | Red Circle Crafts

Present wrapping can be as simple or complicated as you want to make it.

I prefer a plain wrapping paper, pretty ribbon or twine with a topper tied firmly onto it. I crease all my edges as I wrap to get a really nice tight wrapping.

Clay Gift Toppers | Red Circle Crafts Clay Gift Toppers | Red Circle Crafts

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