DIY Clay House Ornaments & Gift Tags

DIY Clay House Ornaments & Gift Tags

Who else is in love with the new Hearth & Home with Magnolia collection at Target? I could have bought about every single piece of their new collection home. One of my favorite little pieces were these house cookie cutters. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to use them to make Christmas ornaments, cookies & hang tags to match the nesting houses I also purchased from the new collection. LOL You have so many possibilities with these cutters. The nesting house ornaments will make a new addition to my colorful Christmas this year. You may have seen the DIY Modern Holiday Tree & Ornament project I worked on recently? I wanted these to coordinate with that design. These ornaments would make a great holiday gift idea or gift hang tags. You could also paint them white and have the person your gifting them too finish the ornaments as they wish. Another idea is to paint them and add their names or a holiday message on them as I did "Home For The Holidays". I could not stop there so I added the smaller houses in vinyl to bring it all together. I just "LOVE". how these turned out. The acrylic paints from Moth & Moon Art Supply have been my new favorite crafting must have! IMG_9174 IMG_9171 IMG_9204IMG_9211

SUPPLIES for Tags/Ornaments:

  • Air Dry Clay - Joann's
  • Stainless Steel House Cookie Cutters - Target
  • Clay Roller
  • Clay Knife
  • Wooden dowel
  • Wax Paper
  • Acrylic Paints - Moth & Moon Art Supply
  • Foam Brushes
  • Paint Brushes
  • Rose Gold Metallic Vinyl - Silhouette
  • Silhouette Studio - Design ID #232470
  • House Design - Download (HERE)
  • Vinyl Tools
  • Vinyl Transfer Paper
  • Scissors
  • Silhouette Cameo 3 - Silhouette


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Begin by rolling out your air dry clay on wax paper. Make sure to put a little lotion on your hands as this will help keep the clay from sticking to your hands. I wanted the ornaments to be a little thick and go to a thinner thickness as you got to the smaller house. Remember that when your rolling out your clay you may have imperfections in your clay. Just use a small amount of water to smooth out the clay, this could increase drying time. Once you have done that you will want to start cutting your house shapes out of your clay in all 3 shapes and set aside. At this point you can punch a small hole with your wooden dowel on each house to be able to hang them from your tree and or gift. Make sure you let them dry based on the instructions on your clay. Now you are ready to paint your hang tags/ornaments. I painted all of mine white first with a few coats and let dry before I started to paint my solid colors. I used two coats on each color. Set aside to dry. For the vinyl tags/ornaments you will want to layout your design as you wish and ensure you measure a few times before cutting your design. you will then use your transfer paper and apply your designs to your tags/ornaments. It's that simple! Even better, the possibilities are endless. IMG_9215
IMG_9169IMG_9192What are some of your favorite Christmas ornaments?
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