DIY Painted Ornaments

November 22, 2012 | DIY

Can you believe December is just a few days away?! Before you know it, Christmas trees will be going up and wreaths hung.. I noticed it’s in full swing down the main streets here already! I’ve been happily singing along to all the carols playing in the supermarket hehe..

With all that in mind, I thought it was a great time to put together a little Christmas Ornament DIY for you all to spruce up your trees this year :)

Using metallic paint really makes these beauties shine!

Here’s what you’ll need:

- Oven bake clay
- Baking paper
- Rolling pin
- Something round, approximately 5 cm (2″) wide to use as a template (or if you have a cookie cutter – even better!)
- Xacto knife
- A drinking straw
- A very find paint brush
- Acrylic paint (suitable for ceramics) in metallic gold (I used one by Martha Stewart)

Step 1.

Soften the clay by kneading it in your hands. Place it between two sheets of baking paper and roll out to an even thickness (approx. 4mm, or 0.15″). Put the slab onto a cutting mat, and using your template (I used the bottom of a paper cup) cut around the circle, keeping the knife as upright as possible (90 degrees to the table).

Step 2.

Once you’ve got your circle cut out, use the end of the straw to make a hole through the top (about 1cm in from the edge). Bake the clay circles in the oven as per the instructions on the packet.

Step 3.

Once the circles have cooled, use your fine brush to paint patterns of your choice onto the clay with the metallic paint. You may have to do a couple of coats. Don’t forget to paint the sides too! Allow to dry completely before threading with your favourite ribbon or string, and hang it on the tree for all to see! :)

Hope you enjoy! If you’ve missed any of my other DIYs you can check them all out here. :)

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10 Comments

  1. Beautiful! Quick question. What brand of oven bake clay did you use? I have been using sculpey, but can’t seem to find a white! I looked in the shops for FIMO and none seem to stock a white. Thank you!

  2. Natalie

    Could you use a gold pen instead of the paint?

    • ffadmin

      Hi Natalie! I haven’t tried it with a pen, but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work! As long as it’s a felt-tip pen :)

  3. Such a great project! Thanks for sharing! I am impressed by how even your lines are… :)

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  8. Beautiful ornaments! I love them very much.

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