Monday, 25 November 2013

I ♥ Christmas! Handmade Clay Hearts Recipe

Hello blogging friends! So lovely to see you here today. I've been a bit MIA lately as life again got in the way of crafty blogging. But I hope you are all well!

Today I am sharing a quick and easy Christmas gifts project - clay Christmas tree ornaments. I ♥ Christmas - that's what this post is all about :). And I will also do some cooking today, too! 

You will be glad to know that this month's blog challenge at Stampendous is all about handmade Christmas gifts. Make sure to join the challenge for a chance to win some great goodies! (NB. winner needs to have a US mailing address).

Before I tell you about my project I would first like to announce to announce the winner of my surprise gift from the question I asked in my Move Night layout post. The correct answer was 62 DODZ in total :).

The winner will receive a fabulous set of House-Mouse Designs® rubber stamps from Stampendous :). Without further ado the winner is...


Katie's guess of 50 DODZ was the closest :). Katie, please email me your address and the stamps will be on their way shortly!

Now on to my project. These clay heart ornaments were on my mind ever since I saw the Sweater Square stamp in my DT package and I was itching to play! And I was really excited to see a similar project with wooden hearts in the recent Craft Stamper magazine. This stamp has such a great design - I cannot imagine ever getting tired of it :).

I made a generous batch of clay hearts in two designs using Stampendous cling Sweater Square stamp and a holy branch from the Jumbo Cardinals set. I also used the STAEDTLER® FIMO®air microwave clay in white, a heart shaped cookie cutter and a small rolling pin.

To cure the hearts I cooked them in the microwave :). I will soon share a full tutorial on Stampendous blog, but for now, here's a recipe card for safe keeping!

And here's a piccie of my kitty Kropek (not)helping during the manufacturing process lol.

When I was finished decorating the hearts, I added sparkly treads for hanging onto a tree and popped them in festive goodie bags along with some sweets. 

I also added some simple matching gift tags decorated with sparkly snowflakes (Crystal Micro Glitter sprinkled over the 3D Foam Snowflakes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L).

This was a really easy and enjoyable 'cooking' process - and I'm lovin' the fact that these delicious hearts are totally fat free! :).

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Big crafty hugs

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Challenges for this project:

The Artistic Stamper November - Christmas
Frilly & Funkie - Christmas Preparations
City Crafters Challenge Blog #186 - Decorate It!
Vintage Stamping Challenges #14 - Traditional Christmas
Live & Love Crafts November - Inspiration Photo


Netty said...

Love your clay hearts, I made some of these last year and they are such fun to make. Have a great week, Annette x

butterfly said...

Lovely to see you back - and oh, what delicious clay ornaments you've created! They're just lovely.
Alison x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...what a wonderful idea, they are simply gorgeous...Mel:)xx

Shirley Chillman said...

These are such amazing ornaments Joanna just perfect for Christmas and I am sure they will look adorable on the tree.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Shirley Chillman said...

These are such amazing ornaments Joanna just perfect for Christmas and I am sure they will look adorable on the tree.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Deborah said...

These ornaments are very elegant they remind me of the red stitched quilts whichI love. Great job have a blessed Holiday Season and TFS

Ros Crawford said...

Oh these are gorgeous!! I'm looking forward to the tutorial!

Diane said...

These are gorgeous, I was wondering where to get the clay you used at?? Thank you...I just love these!

Paper Profusion said...

These look fabulous Joanna, the 'knit' stamp is perfect for this season. Nicola x

Barb Turpin said...

Asia, that Sweater Square stamp in the heart shape is just adorable! Just like a country cross stitch...

butterfly said...

Back again to say thank you so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper with these beauties!
Alison x

Linda R said...

WOW!! These turned out fabulous.. Perfect for the holiday season.

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving my friend.


Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Joanna,
What a wonderful gift idea! These looks like a lot of fun to make and they're super cute. Thanks for joining us at LLC for our Christmas challenge.
Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

Buttons said...

So love these clay hearts and thrilled you've joined us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Terry said...

Welcome back! These clay hearts are gorgeous and look like at least one of you had a great time in the creative process! Love these! Hugs!

Katie said...

Wow, thank you so much! I saw this project on the Stampendous blog last week, what a wonderful idea and gift too! Thanks again for contacting me about the prize, I did not know that you could email through flickr. I will send you an email shortly.

Katie B.

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