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How to make perfect Christmas decorations using clay

11 December 2015, 09:04

You will need:

  • terracotta air dry clay
  • snowflake and star-shaped cookie cutters
  • remnants of lace
  • cord
  • rolling pin
  • plastic mat
  • sosatie stick

To make:

1 Break off enough clay to make a few decorations at a time and knead it in your hands. Roll it out on your plastic mat until it is about 3mm thick.

TIP You can also use a cylindrical glass or a piece of plastic pipe instead of a rolling pin to roll out the clay.

2 Spread pieces of lace over the rolled out clay and roll over them lightly with your rolling pin to make a lacy design in the clay. Pull the lace off.

3 Now use your cookie cutters to cut snowflake and star shapes in the clay.

You can use different sizes of star-shaped cutters to cut small stars from the middle of the big ones. Leave the shapes on the plastic mat.

TIP Remove the excess clay as you work. Roll it into a ball and store it in an airtight container or bag so you can use it again.

4 Press a small hole in each shape with the sosatie stick. Leave for 24 hours to dry then thread a piece of cord through the hole.

Watch this video for a step by step guide:

Text and image: Ideas magazine

- Woman24


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