December 19, 2016

How to Make Polymer Clay Christmas Ornaments

I don’t change our Christmas tree theme every year because ornaments and decorations are expensive and we live in a small house so changing decors every year will not help us. Where will I store all the decors after Christmas?


The less you have and do, the more you will FREE 


So for the last few years, I just added one or more ornaments and reuse the old decors. If there are stuff that I won’t use anymore, I give it away. For the last 3 years, we’ve been making handmade decorations on our Christmas tree. So far, we made Christmas angels, paper ornaments, salt dough ornaments and gingerbread ornaments. 



It is really nice to see those DIY ornaments every year because it is not just a decor, we made it and there is a story behind it. It is a good way of keeping our memories alive. 



Last Saturday, we made another Christmas Ornaments using Polymer Clay. It is our Day 17 Advent Calendar activity. We’ve made Salt Dough Ornaments last year but it did not last so this year I decided to use polymer clay. 

I bought polymer clay last month at National Bookstore but there are only two available colors, green and yellow and I chose green. I only bought one clay so we can try it, the polymer is not cheap too, P95. For the tools, we use my son’s clay tools that I bought in Daiso Japan, old Christmas tree Cookie Cutter and Oven Toaster. 

Since it will be our first time to use polymer clay, we just chose an easy design which is Christmas Tree and we put our family fingerprint to add a personal touch. 



For baking time, I just refer to the instructions at the back of the polymer clay packaging. We use sharpie pens to color the fingerprint.



We’re so happy with our first polymer clay Christmas ornaments. We will definitely do this again, more practice pa. Aside from NBS, do you know where I can buy polymer clay here in the Philippines?   

10 comments:

  1. So creative! I attended a polymer clay workshop before at Crafters Marketplace in Shangri-la Mandaluyong. The teacher was so generous to share tricks and easy ways to make key chains using polymer clay. They also sell arts and crafts there. You may want to check them out.

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    1. I always see Crafters Marketplace events but it is too far, I hope meron sila bandang South so I can check it out. :)

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  2. Very nice artwork! I love the idea of making DIY ornaments. Would love to do the same..maybe once we transferred home. Right now we don't put Christmas tree because of our tiny space. But thanks for the idea! I love the finger print on the polymer clay, very personal.

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    1. Thanks! I feel you, when we live in an apartment, we don't have Christmas tree too, ang laki kasi ng need na space.

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  3. For once I thought they're cookies! haha! I've never tried using this one as activity for Nate. I hope we'll able to try it out as well. I'll be honest, I've never heard of polymer clay before. Ordinary clay, marami dito sa'min. hehe.

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    1. Pwede rin naman cookie, ibang ingredients lang. hehehe! I learned about this clay because of Pinterest, lately ko lang nakita na meron sa NBS.

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  4. This is a nice activity. I will try it with my little boy. At least there is no need to buy expensive decors and DIY decors are more meaningful.

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  5. We also made Christmas ornaments a few years ago using cornstarch and baking soda. I plan to do it again with the kids this year but I'm having a hard time looking for Christmas shapers. The last one kasi we used were just their playdough shapers. Animals lang haha. I want Christmasy talaga. Nice ornaments you got there. I can buy polymer pala from National. Matry nga!

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  6. Wow your so creative sis, I love DIY decors. This is my first time may polymer clay pala? awesome! It also a fun activity for our kids in home. Sana makabili din ako ng ganyan kasi my toddler loves play dough.

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  7. great, i always love things made from clay, simple but attractive.I think this even would be a great gift for both kids and colleagues

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