Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Clay Christmas Decorations
I want to incorporate more white decorations on our tree this year, without paying a fortune for a half dozen ornaments mass produced in China. I've seen some great ideas on Pinterest using Salt Dough, but to be honest, I just have bad memories of soggy Salt Dough from when I was a child and just didn't really want to go there again.
A quick trip to Spotlight and I was home with air drying Jovi Clay. It promised to be really easy to use, not too sticky, not strong smelling and should only take 24 hours to dry. Perfect.
I am by no means a sculptor, so simple was the way to go. Cue the cookie cutters, rubber stamps, ink, a drinking straw and a rolling pin.
I am stoked with how they turned out, especially the deer. I only brought a small packet of Jovi, so am definitely going to get more and do some mass producing of my favourite designs. Especially now I am the proud owner of a deluxe, worthy of a heart attack when I saw the price tag, huge 7ft Christmas tree that my darling hubby brought me the other night. This baby can be filled with a heap of decorations.
I did let the kids, hubby and a friend have a turn.
I have to admit I may of turned into one of those scary growly possessive of my craft, type people at this point. But I got through it without too much snarky behavior. I think. I didn't share my rolling pin though.
Can't wait to see these strung up on the tree. Ohhh, love the festive season.