These cookie cutter decorations won’t be eaten off the tree!
You will need
- a smooth work surface (we used a silicone mat)
- white clay (we used Jovi clay)
- mini rolling pin
- lace or other patterned object, like a doily, to imprint on the clay
- Christmas cookie cutters
- paints in colours of your choice
- paint brush
- paper towel
- Heritage CPG Podge (Ceramic and Glass Podge)
- Roll out your clay to about 5mm thick, and carefully roll the lace pattern into the surface using your rolling pin.
- Use the cookie cutters to cut out as many shapes as possible. Roll up remaining clay and repeat the process until all your clay is used.
- Make holes using the skewer to thread twine through. Allow to dry.
- Once completely dry, paint your decorations. While still wet, take a dampened piece of paper towel and rub some of the paint off the raised parts of the lace imprint, and allow to dry. Glaze with a thin layer of ceramic podge and allow to dry.
- Bake in a cool oven (about 50°C-90°C) for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
- Thread twine through the holes and hang on your tree.
Tip Apply a thin layer of glaze, as it may bubble if it’s too thick it. If your oven is too hot, the glaze will discolour and burn, so keep a watchful eye on the decorations as they bake.
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Magazine issue date: Dec, 2013