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December 17, 2018

I am Carli Hein from Hein & Dandy and I am so excited for my first ever DIY with Something Turquoise! I started out as the 2018 Bridal Blogger for Something Turquoise and now have the amazing opportunity to share my crafts with you! I am a craft enthusiast that thrives on a new DIY. I am fueled by fitness and sunshine. Minnesota born and raised but am always looking for a new state or country to explore. People have described me as “cute but weird”, which I am going to take as a compliment!

Today I am going to walk you step by step to make your own air-dry clay pour painting ornament! It’s a lot easier than it sounds but it can get messy, but that is the most fun part!

Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!

Supplies:

  • Cookie cutter (heart, wedding ring, house)
  • Air-dry clay
  • Rolling pin
  • A straw
  • Parchment paper
  • Alphabet stamp set
  • Paint + pouring medium
  • Cups
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Painters tape
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!

The Clay

Roll out air-dry clay on parchment paper to a thickness of 1/4 inch.

Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!

Press cookie cutter firmly into the clay. Carefully lift clay from the table.

These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!

Dip your finger in water and rub on edges to smooth out.

Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!

Use a straw to create a hole for the twine or ribbon.

These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!

The Stamp

Use alphabet stamps to stamp your wedding date or first Christmas. Press stamps gently beacuse you do not want the stamp to go all the way through the clay. Let dry for at least 24 hours.

Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!

The Paint

Measure out half pour medium in one cup and half acrylic paint in another cup and mix together.

Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!
Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!

Tape off areas you don’t want paint and cut edges.

Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!
Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!

Pour white paint over entire ornament.

Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!
Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!

Pour colored paint over ornament as you wish. I like to do it in thinner lines across the ornament.

Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!

Use the straw to blow patterns into the paint. Watch the cells come through the white paint to reveal colors underneith.

Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!
Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!
Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!

Move ornament around to make sure the paint falls off the edge or add more paint.

These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!

Let dry.

Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!

Hanging the Ornament

Cut elbows width distance of twine and fold in half. Put the fringed edges through the hole first then bring through the hoop. Tug tight and tie a knot at the end. Ready to hang on the tree!

Learn how to make your own clay ornaments, so easy!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!
These DIY clay newlywed ornaments are the cutest!

Hein and Dandy for Something Turquoise

Hein & Dandy is a blog founded on crafts and creative writing, inspired by adventure and wellness.

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography + DIY Tutorial: Carli Hein of Hein & Dandy // Air Dry Clay: Amazon // Cookie Cutters: Amazon // Stamp Kit: Amazon // Paint: Amazon // Plastic Cups: Amazon // Scissors: Amazon // Parchment Paper: Amazon // Pouring Medium: Amazon // Straw: Amazon // Blue Tape: Amazon Twine: Amazon // Popscicle Sticks: Amazon // Clay Roller: Amazon

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