Bauble & Snowflake Embossed Decorations

Decorate your Christmas tree with these stylish embossed bauble and snowflake decorations.  Quick and easy to make using air dry clay, have fun decorating them using everyday items to create unique embossed effects.

Skill Level

Intermediate

Time to Make

1 hour plus drying time for paints & 24-48 hours drying time for the clay

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

  1. Working with a small piece of clay at a time, (so not to dry it out), knead in your hand a little before rolling out with a rolling pin. This helps the clay become less sticky. Roll no thinner than 0.5cm
  2. Take whatever you have chosen to emboss the clay and press carefully but with enough pressure to leave a clear mark.
  3. Choose a star and bauble cookie cutter or cut a freehand shape, cut into clay ensuring you take partial or all of the embossing into the shape.
  4. Carefully pierce a small hole at the top of the decoration for the hanging string, using a pointed object. Pierce through front and back to have a clear hole.
  5. If the edges or the decoration are a little rough, smooth down by wetting your finger and gently rubbing & smoothing.
  6. Place decoration onto a sheet of tracing paper/baking parchment to dry. The paper will stop it sticking to the surface. Ensure the decoration is as flat as can be to avoid it curling during drying.
  7. Repeat the process for further decorations. Allow the clay to dry between 24 – 48 hours, turning over to allow the underside to fully dry too.

    MERRY & BRIGHT SNOWFLAKE
  1. Paint in white acrylic paint front and back & give at least 2 coats for good coverage. Allow to dry between coats.
  2. Using silver & gold metallic paint and a fine detail brush, paint in the stars.
  3. Cut a silver 4mm ribbon length, thread through the top hole & knot.

    SNOWFLAKE EMBOSSED SNOWFLAKE
  1. Paint the whole snowflake in white acrylic paint and before paint dries sprinkle a small amount of iridescent white glitter. Shake off excess and allow to dry.
  2. Paint over with acrylic satin varnish to fix the glitter.
  3. Thread through a length of white 4mm satin ribbon at top hole and knot.

Top Tip

Rolling the clay out too thin can lead to cracking & breaking once dry. Roll no thinner than 0.5cm. Seal your artwork with a coat of acrylic satin varnish.

What you'll need

AV940

AW890 Christmas Satin Ribbon Value Pack

AC523

AC443

EV780

ET361

EK644

Total £0.00

Items you'll also need

  • Paint tray
  • Star/Bauble Shape Cookie Cutters
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking Parchment Paper/ Tracing Paper
  • Paint brushes (detail & medium)

    ITEMS FOR EMBOSSING
  • Lace
  • Glassware
  • Knitwear
  • Foliage
  • Embossing folders
  • Sponge