A simple and pretty DIY Clay Christmas Ornament

Hello there!

I’ve decided to pop in to quickly and share with you the easy DIY clay ornaments I made with my daughters over Thanksgiving weekend. These air-dried DIY clay ornaments were so simple to make! We loved how pretty they turned out. In fact, I love them so much I am going to host some friends next week for a craft and wine party!

What is Air Dry Clay?

Air Dry clay is the perfect medium for beginning crafters. It is lightweight and dries without heat (which is why these Christmas Ornaments are so easy to make). It is very easy to manipulate and doesn’t crumble or shrink.

What you will need:

Alphabet Stamps

Air Hardening Modeling Clay One package made 10 ornaments.

Cutting Board

Metallic Paint

Paint Brush


Leather Strips

Rolling Pin


Air Dry Clay rolled out with Gold paint for an easy DIY Christmas Ornament

Crafting your Ornaments

To craft your ornaments start by rolling out the clay on the cutting board (about 1/8 in thick).

Use the jar to cut out your circles.

Using the end of one of the paintbrushes make a holes for hanging.

Using the stamps personalize your Christmas Ornaments. To do this place your stamp where you’d like it and press gently.

Embellish with paint (If you’d like).

Let air dry for 36-48 hours -I flipped mine after 12 hours and it helped them dry faster.

Add ribbon, leather or twine for hanging.

Alphabet stamps for Air Dried DIY Christmas Ornaments

I told you it was quick and easy! Here are a few more.

Try painting stripes…

Air Dry Clay Ornament with gold stripes and the word love.

Or an all over wash of color.

The homemade feel to these ornaments adds to the charm.

DIY Clay Ornaments for Christmas

Other ideas for DIY Clay Ornaments

The clay is so easy to shape you could also try:

  • Gift Tags
  • Place cards
  • Name tags for stockings

I ordered all of the products I used for the DIY Clay Ornaments from Amazon. You can find the links below:

That’s it. I said these are easy. If you decide to give it a try, let me know how it goes. 🙂

Until next time,


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  1. Sondra says:

    Love these ornaments! I think I will use this idea as a craft at our next Christmas party!! Thanks for sharing.

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Sondra. If you make them make sure to share. I’d love to see what you do.


  2. Laura says:

    Libbie, I love this so much. They look amazing and easy to make. If I can find some time this holiday season, I may try to make some with my kids!Thanks for sharing!

  3. Esther says:

    This is such a wonderful idea! So beautiful, so elegant & so pretty! Thanks for sharing… can’t wait to make some diy ornaments.

  4. Such a cute idea! And a good family activity!

  5. Mary says:

    These are really adorable. My daughter has been throwing out the idea of us doing ornaments like this and this would be the perfect type. Love those little letter stamps.

  6. Ana says:

    I love this DIY Libbie! So fun!

  7. Love these cute ornaments! I may have to order a set of these stamps. I can think of so many great ways to use them!

  8. kristie says:

    Your ornaments look amazing. You’ve gained a new follower and a feature on the Little Cottage Link Party today.

  9. TERRY says:

    What size jar did you use to cut the ornaments. Love these ornaments

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