Tuesday, 6 December 2011
diy christmas decorations
after almost a week of waiting for the clay to dry (oh the joys of living in a damp flat) here are my diy christmas decorations!
now in all honesty, this has been a ridiculously stressful diy. the only cookie cutters i have are heart shaped, so i had to improvise with the baubles and candy cane- hence the extremely misshapen ones. i loved the idea of stamping into the clay, but only remembered this when they'd already begun to dry so only a few worked out. i then lost a few when varnishing, as they weren't quite dry enough the first time around, and halfway through painting these i decided i hated them and wasn't even going to post about them.
however, with their christmassy ribbon attached, and after not looking at them for a few days, i actually really like how they've turned out. yes they're wonky and maybe a bit too rough to be delicate, but i think that the colours work well together and i hope that they evoke a little festive spirit in everyone.
i can't wait to see what these look like on a tree, but due to living in a teeny tiny flat from hell, we've decided not to put our little christmas tree up this year. this is like torture for me, but when i go home to my mums for christmas, i will make sure to take photos of these in all their glory.
to sum up: don't be put off by my rambling experience- i found the recipe here and it was incredibly easy to make up. i had so much fun thinking up ideas, i just had a few too many technical glitches! they're a great idea for hand-made decorations, and i also had a bit of clay leftover to make a little something else-i'll be posting about that soon :)