Lisa Leonard Designs

clay ornaments

December 6th | DIY, inspiration

hi there


Matthias and I had so much fun with a bucket of air dry clay and cookie cutters! We rolled our the clay on wax paper and poked holes with a straw. Let them dry for a day or two and then add twine. So easy!

Do you have any Christmas crafting planned?

25 Responses

  1. Nichole says:

    What a great idea! I think we’ll do this today.

  2. tai says:

    really cute, inexpensive idea! I am pinning!

  3. April says:

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing! I’m going to pick some Air Dry Clay up today:)

  4. Linda J. says:

    These are a blast! We like to let them dry then decorate them with designs and names of folks we’re gifting to then use them as gift tags. Some of the best fun we have in this house!

  5. I will actually make these, like this weekend. Thanks so much!

  6. Kara says:

    Love this! Just pinned the heck out of it on Pinterest. :)

  7. Melisa says:

    Brillant! A definite must do with my kiddies this weekend. (Right after finishing the week long gingerbread house project and pinecone ornaments!)

  8. Beautiful and super easy! Pinning these cuties to make with my neice. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Linda says:

    I’m in the process of making my own “Noel” banner, inspiration via:

    http://sweetsomethingdesign.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-kitchen-2011.html

    It’s the 3rd photo down hanging over the fireplace.

    I’m using an old red curtain for cloth.

  10. What a great idea! I think my guys would love this! I think I’ll have to pick some up this week and plan a craft day with the boys. :)

  11. Laurie says:

    Hi Lisa-
    I just wanted to say hi and say that I am loving your blog.
    I have been reading a whole bunch of stuff. Your photography is sensational and your style is great. I read your sister’s story about the girls, how wonderful (I am a therapist and do a lot of work with adoption), I also read about David and clicked on the foundation website to learn more about his challenges. You are so strong and positive and I love reading about that.
    And, no, I’m not a crazy stalker. I ordered a bracelet from you for my mom and found the blog from the order.
    I am wondering is this a big business? I’ve had a few people from your company contact me, so I am guessing this isn’t a one-woman show. How cool is that.
    Also, have you posted any pictures of your “workshop”?That would be cool to see. For the record, I am also loving this font. That’s it from my babbling. Glad to have found you.
    Laurie

    • Lisa Leonard says:

      Hi Laurie! Thanks for your sweet comment. Yes, I have help–a team of amazing people who help with production and customer service. And my husband runs the business. Also, I am hoping to post pics of the workshop soon. Sending hugs! L

  12. LOVD says:

    Oh my gosh, been a busy day, wasn’t sure I’d make it here today but, whew!, here I am. Love, love, love the ornaments. The air dry clay is so great! It can be spongy sometimes (my experience).

    Last week’s What I Make Wednesday was a Family Advent Tree. Here’s the link:

    http://feellovdeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-i-made-wednesday-family-advent.html

    Be sure to check out tomorrow’s What I Made Wednesday! I took Sweet Gum Tree spikies (not their official name) and made very cool wreaths. I hope you think to check it out tomorrow. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out!

  13. aubrey says:

    cuteness.
    And now, tomorrow I need to go get that clay cause my girls will love that!!
    Thanks for the great idea ;)

  14. These are SWEET! Love the shapes of the cookie cutters!

  15. Sarah says:

    Awww…we made these last Christmas for grandparents & godparents. We may have to buy some air~dry clay for this weekend. :)

  16. so sweet!I think I have some in the craft closet from other projects with the kids:) this will make cute little gifts, too!

  17. Ali says:

    Only 18 more knitting days ’till Christmas, so you can guess what crafting I’ll be doing. Oh, & I LOVE the red shoes f/a couple of posts ago! Where ever did you find them?!?!

  18. Kristen516 says:

    thank you so much for this post. I read it and ran out to the craft store at lunch for the clay and some new paints for my girls. We will be doing this craft this weekend.

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  20. Teresa K says:

    We made our ornaments tonight! Thanks for the idea.

  21. jen says:

    fun! I just bought some of this clay…good to know it actually works!

  22. danielle says:

    Thanks for the straw tip! Just made these with my boys!

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