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DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas Using Air-Dry Clay And Molds + Tutorial Video

Happy Sunday! I am leaving town soon, but I did find some time to sit down and make a few of my favorite ornaments. This is my third year making these ornaments, and my first year making them for my tree. I used clear plastic round ornaments, lightweight Air-dry clay and moulds from Redesign By Prima and Iron Orchard Design (IOD).

This first Ornament was made with IOD Blitz Mould. This mould was released last year in their limited Christmas release. I love snowflakes, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on this mould! I used it last year to make small snowflakes from casting resin to attach to Christmas presents, but this year I thought I would try out the large snowflake for ornaments. And I’m so glad I did! its so detailed and gorgeous, ad definitely easy to work with. I painted the ornament with Sage chalk paint, and distressed it with Baking soda mixed in white paint, and black and clear wax from Debi’s Design Diaries.

I used the same mould to make this ornament, but did no distressing. I painted the ornament with DIY Bohemian Blue paint, and added Gold Leaf Rub And Buff to the snowflake with my finger. I love how elegant this ornament turned out!

I made a few more ornaments in the same way, This time using Redesign By Prima Snowflake Jewels mould for the snowflake. This snowflake has an old world look to it that I LOVE! I emphasized the snowflake details with a little bit of Rub And Buff Gold Leaf, which I applied with my finger.

I did make a few smaller ornaments using trims from IOD Trimmings 1 Mould. I used Liquitex Matte Medium as my adhesive to attach the clay, then went crazy with layers of paint and wax to get this look. Can you believe the base coat for this ornament is sage green??

This ornament was made in the same style, but I painted it French Linen, which is a super warm light gray. The texture is from baking soda that I mixed into white paint, and dabbed all over the ornament before waxing.

I used another trim from the same mould to make this next ornament, this time with no distressing. I painted the ornament with French Linen paint, and finished the ornament with a coat of black wax, buffing the wax away with a rag to get this finish.

You can get all of the details on how I put these ornaments together HERE:

I hope you like these ornaments, and get ideas on how to make your own. That’s all that I have for now… take care, friends!

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