With the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to make sure we gave to everyone on our list handmade style. In an effort to save money, give from the heart, and for an added bonus, kept my kids busy for an afternoon or two. We decided to make our own Christmas ornaments to give along with our cookies. These make great gifts to friends neighbors, teachers, and especially grandparents, who interestingly enough gave me the idea to make them.
So what you need to make these:
1) Clay ( either bakable or air dry) we used air dry because we had some on hand I have a hunch that bakeable might be a little better. My mom used Sculpy brand.
2) Cookie cutters (any will do, we used our Christmas themed)
3) Rolling pin
4) Paint and Glitter to decorate
This idea is really self explanatory, but just in case.... Roll out your clay about 1/2 an inch to an inch thick. Cut out, don't forget to leave a hole at the top for hanging. Now follow directions for baking or set out to air dry. Air drying usually takes 24 hours depending on thickness, bakeable is much faster. You can however against recommendation on the clay package put the air dry in the oven on a low temp for a few minutes, but keep a close eye, otherwise they crack. Then when the clay is all dried out decorate till your hearts content!! :)
Here are giveaways 4,5,6, and 7 for my 12 days of Christmas. Shop Avatars to advertise your sale. These are great to put in your avatar spot when you are having a sale because everyone you email can see you are having a sale!! The avatar will show up in your shop. You can download all 4 or just pick your favorites. If you would like something more personal to your shop just stop by www.pixelsfromthepast.etsy.com and I can fix something up for you. Don't forget that you get 10% off (code blog 10)
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Here are Freebies 3,4, and 5. Choose any holiday banner for your shop or download all 3 and change them out throughout the month. They are sized at 760x100 and will work with most online shop formats. Please do not download to put for sale. Click the image to enlarge and right click to download. Enjoy!!!
I still have 7 freebies left, so keep checking back!!
This is giveaway number 2 of my 12 days of Christmas giveaways. It's a vintage collage sheet featuring some great Christmas images. Please use this in any and all crafts for gifts and for sale, but please do not try to sell the collage or images in digital format. 10 more giveaways to go, so make sure you keep checking back!!! As always if you visit my shop from here please use the code blog10 for 10% off you pruchase!!
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And the winner is.....comment 22 Isaa. Congrats, I will contact you soon!! Thank you to all of you for your comments, and keep checking back as I will be posting 11 more freebies for my 12 days of Christmas.