1.12.11

MY CREATIVE SPACE...clay decorations


Completely inspired by clay christmas decorations that I have come across online via pinterest - here, here & here & here, just to name a few.


Goose and I tried our hand at making clay Christmas decorations on the weekend.


Using cookie cutters, some rubber stamps, some pine leaves & some doilies.



I was really happy with how they turned out!



We used oven bake clay and it was so beautiful to work with.  
It was so much fun, we just kept going and going. 


A friend and I are having a little stall at a fundraising market at her children's school on Monday night next week, so I think that I might add a few to our stall. 



I think I'll also use them as tags on Christmas presents that can then double as Christmas tree decorations as part of the gift.


What Christmas creativity have you been getting up to?
Time to put up the tree and start the advent calendar.

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42 comments:

Hey Mickey said...

These look great Emma! I have seen them all over Pinterest and have got as far as buying some FIMO to make them....your post may be the kick up the butt I need at the moment to actually make them!

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

Oh now this is a great idea!! As I type the tree is coming out and about to decorate. Yah now it is starting to feel like christmas. Love your blog;)

trudi@maudeandme said...

These are beautiful - I love them.

lamina @ do a bit said...

Wow I love these... they look so gorgeous! Makes me want to dash off and make some :)

another donkey design by kate said...

Super impressive and i love that you can receive them as part of the present wrapping and then they can be used year and year again on the tree. Were they really as easy as you made them look?

tartankiwi said...

Wow! These look great! I am planning to make some salt dough decorations with my daughter this afternoon, but they will be nowhere near as impressive as these! Well done, I bet they'll sell well on your stall.

Christina said...

These are gorgeous! I've been looking for oven bake clay, but have only been able to find the air dry stuff, which always remains a bit brittle. I'm reinspired to continue the search! :)

sharon said...

these do look gorgeous! especially the doily ones. Where did you get the oven bake clay/brand etc. (and ideas for non wallet breaking cookie cutters!)

Michelle @ rockMYroll said...

They are super awesome...i have so much inspiration for my christmas tree this year from OCS.
Why am i at "work" I should be home creating!!
Mxo

Sheep Rustler said...

Oh gosh they are beautiful! And think of what you could do with Fimo as well using the same techniques. Though I think I like the stark quality of the plain clay better.

Angie said...

So pretty, I just did a similar project on my blog with fimo. I had used stamps for the impressions, but I didn't think to use a sprig of greenery - it makes it very chic :)

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Oh swoon - what a great idea!

LionessLady said...

Oh my gosh Emma - these are glorious! I want some birdies!!! Where's your market????

ally said...

Emma - I love them - I have been dabbling with the idea of trying some and now I'm convinced.
Where did you get your tiny number/letter stamps from?

Yana said...

awesome job, they look so nice! i have some clay i bought last year to make some and still haven't used it. maybe i will after seeing yours! btw, brown paper, pine leaves and a decoration is such beautiful wrapping! very inspired...

Angela said...

These decorations are so beautiful! I really want to make some!

Adriana Christianson said...

very very pretty !!

Sandrine said...

So so well done!the little birdy and the herb print is so refreshing.I have been eyeing those on pinterest too, did you end up using lots of clay to make them?

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

They are gorgeous! Is there any craft you have not tried? You are inspiring :)

Flower said...

Oh my golly...I am LOVING these!

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Thanks ladies! To answer a few of your questions:
- I used 'Sculpey' brand oven-baked clay that I purchased from 'Riot Art' (an Australian art supply store).
- Yes, they were as easy as they looked! The stuff is so easy to work with!
- You could use anything to cut a shape - a small shot glass would make great small circles, but mine came in a big tub from ALDI!
- the tiny number/month stamps were a b'day gift from my sister who purchased them on a recent trip to Korea.
- There is still plenty of clay left. The price was a little exxy though and I'd love to give salt dough a try next!

Di said...

They look gorgeous! Love the textures of the different materials.

Mama of 2 boys said...

Oh my! These are absolutely gorgeous Emma, what clever gals you are. Loving the photos, especially those last few, the little doves look amazing! I have no doubt these will sell like hotcakes at the fundraising market... so maybe have an extra supply on hand, in case :o) xo

Jane's Journal said...

I'm also a BIG fan!I want to do all this 30 years ago!! They look fantastic, Emma. Well done.

Anastasia said...

Your tags look absolutely lovely!

chibiaion said...

Whoa thats so cute and easy! Bookmark the page for my yearly X'mas handmades. :D

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FishesMakeWishes said...

gorgeous, I really like them as tags they make the gift extra special :-)

Shaheen said...

These are utterly gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing the link and inspriring those of us who are not that crafy to try.

Jane said...

What fab timing, Emma - I plan to make some with the pixies this weekend. I am intrigued about the oven bake clay - we've used air dry clay instead and they curled up at the edges. Did yours still flat once baked? J x

Kirsty said...

That bird shape cutter is so adorable. Did that come in the tub from Aldi??

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh AWESOME. A friend of mine does this & i so want to try, when i have some strength in my hands. What a fabulous project, love Posie

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh AWESOME. A friend of mine does this & i so want to try, when i have some strength in my hands. What a fabulous project, love Posie

kylie said...

These are absolutely lovely. Great job to you both! I can hear people descending on the nearest Riot Art and Aldi as I type!

Felicity said...

These are truly amazing and I'm looking for fun activities to do with the kids to keep them busy in the lead up to Chrissy - shazam!

Happy day!

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

Emma i LOVE it!!! Especially the doily imprint! I'm going to download a tutorial now and my kids will love to make these and part of their advent calendar activities xx

Mika @ Blue and the Girl said...

These are so inspiring! Great thing to do with the kids!

m.e (Cathie) said...

LOVE them Emma, am going to try them this week.
Have had the airdry clay sitting in the drawer for ages, thanks for the inspiration ♥

Simoney said...

Oh my, these are the prettiest things!!!
Beautiful
xx

Stephanie @ Hugs, Kisses and Snot said...

Love these! I'm inspired and heading to the craft store tomorrow!

Make It Happen Mama said...

How beautiful! Nice job on the ornaments and thank you for sharing the results :-)

Mama Pea Pod said...

Emma, these are just beautiful!! I'd definitely buy them!

By the way, we are having a '2011 Best Ideas for Kids' blog hop and would love for you to come link up your favourite post of the year (though it would be so hard to choose!). Hope you'll join us!

Also, let me know (by email) if you would be interested in joining our kid blogger network on fb - would love to have you there, too, and I think you'd find it's a really supportive group.

Happy New Year! x
Jane

bianca stella cash said...

i love this!

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