This year to help myself get into the festive spirit, I’m doing 12 days of Paper Cafe treats to mark the 12 days of Christmas. Each day there is a treat for you to enjoy – it might be a free download, a shop offer, a festive DIY or something else!
Today’s treat is an easy DIY to make some cute tree decorations. We love to get a real tree for our house because they smell SO good, and yesterday I spotted some little potted ones in Lidl – the perfect size for our tiny Southsea living room!
These hanging ornaments are really easy to make and all you need is some fimo clay, some cutters and a gold or silver sharpie pen.
Here’s how to make:
1. Open the fimo clay and roll out on a flat surface to approx. 5mm thick.
2. Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes from the clay and remove the excess. I used heart and star shaped cutters.
3. Take a straw or skewer and make a small hole in the top of the shape, this will be to thread string through later.
4. Leave the fimo clay to dry overnight, this usually takes around 24 hours.
5. Once dry, draw on your ornaments with a gold or silver sharpie pen. I chose to letter the words ‘love’, ‘joy’ and ‘peace’ on mine but you could also make patterns or other shapes.
6. (Optional) Paint a thin layer of varnish or glaze onto the ornaments and leave to dry.
7. Thread string through the hole and tie securely.
8. Hang your decorations on your tree!
They’re so simple and versatile to make, and apart from the drying time are very quick too – I think I might make some more to give to friends!
Make sure you check back on the blog or on Instagram for tomorrow’s treat, there’ll be a new post every day for the next 11 days!