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Paper Clay Ornaments Part 1

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Apparently I’m not the only one reading Martha Stewart Living in West Michigan. As I mentioned in a previous post, the feature about paperclay Christmas ornaments made with cookie molds in the December issue has become my latest craft obsession.

I ordered the molds, but had to delay the project several days because my local craft store ran out of the Creative Paperclay I needed to make these babies. I finally got my hands on an 8 oz. package of it today and had a blast pressing the ornaments above with the girls. We have to let the clay dry over night before we can move on to the embellishment phase.

This was my first time working with paperclay and I love it. It’s easy to work with and non-toxic, so safe for my little craft assistants. I recommend it if you’re looking for some low-maintenance clay for your next project.

Stay tuned to see how our ornaments turn out. Soon I plan to use the molds as they were intended and press some gingerbread cookies. Love that gingerbread!

Which reminds me, West Michigan readers, I’m organizing a small handmade ornament swap again this year and would love for you to be a part of it. Here are the details:

To sign up, e-mail me your name and day-time phone number. Each participant must commit to making five ornaments to swap. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 25. The swap will be at our Dec. 9 Craft Club meeting at the David D. Hunting YMCA. The swap is open to the public, so tell your friends.

So how are your holiday ornaments coming along? I’d love to hear what you’re making this year.

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Comment from Turtle
Time: November 20, 2008, 8:49 pm

they look so fun, love the pinecone!!! Bummer, wish i lived closer, been a while since i participated in an ornament swap but have almost all handmade on the tree!

Comment from Shelley Noble
Time: November 22, 2008, 12:34 am

I just finally got to read the paper clay ornament article you mentioned last week, great stuff, you chose gorgeous molds! Reminder though, if you used a craft mold release as they instructed for the paperclay ornaments then I shouldn’t think the same molds could be used for food! (Unless the mold release was edible like PAM cooking spray, etc.)

Comment from Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
Time: November 22, 2008, 6:33 am

Good point, Shelley. I used vegetable oil instead of a mold release. The article didn’t address this very important issue, which is unfortunate.

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Time: December 11, 2008, 2:26 pm

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Comment from Cheryl Schroeder Basile
Time: December 17, 2008, 2:37 pm

Hi,

I live near House on the Hill and discovered their company several years ago. I’ve used their cookie molds for paper clay ornaments, gingerbread, wax ornaments and much more. They are wonderful, especially for Springerle cookies. But it does take some practice to get the image nice and crisp. But it is worth it! So glad to see that Martha is promoting this really cool company!

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