Monday, December 16, 2013
DIY clay christmas tags
I finished my first semester of college, what!? That just sounds crazy to me, and it all went by so fast. I passed all my finals (all A's, yay!), so to celebrate (and to de-stress from finals week), the first thing I did when I came home was some Christmas crafting!
I made some clay for a project I was working on in my 3D Design class, and I had a little extra leftover. I decided to make some pretty tags for Christmas gifts!
The clay is made out of cornstarch and baking soda. I followed the recipe/tutorial from Twelfth House Studio. I used cookie cutters to make different shapes. I love the texture of this clay, it's really smooth, doesn't crack when it dries, and its pure white color gives you so many options for embellishing.
When my tags were dry, I sanded them a little just to make them a bit more smooth. Then I painted and decorated them!
I used some non-traditional Christmas colors, and I really love how they turned out!
Gold is my favorite accent color (I prefer it over silver any day!), so on a few of my tags I used gold paint to give them gilded edges!
There are so many ways to get creative with these tags, I would love to see what you can come up with if you try them out!
Happy Monday! ♥