Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 3: Sweater Stamped Ornaments

I can't believe we're already three days into December and on our third tutorial of the 25 Days of Christmas series!


Today you're hanging with me again as I share my sweater stamped ornaments!


Material List
* I used Crayola Model Magic.  It is very lightweight and not sticky but dries with a foam like texture instead of the porcelain texture I was expecting.  It still looks very pretty but won't give you the typical texture of dried clay.



If you don't have a sweater you aren't worried about ruining you can do what I did and pick one up from Goodwill.

Step 1:
Use rolling pin to roll out clay on a flat clean surface.

Step 2:
Lay sweater over clay.  If you can have a friend or family member help, have them stretch the sweater a bit to help cut the slack and make a better imprint.  Use the rolling pin to roll over the sweater and clay.  Peel back sweater to reveal imprinted clay. 

* Sorry I don't have a picture of this step.  I didn't have enough arms to stretch, roll, and photograph all at the same time!  I used the neckband because the tighter weave produced a better imprint.

Step 3:
Use mitten and stocking cutters to cut imprinted clay.  Use toothpick to create hole at the top center of each mitten and stocking for hanging.

Repeat steps 1-3 until you have as many ornaments as you desire.


Step 4:
Once the ornaments are dry use a Q-tip to apply glue to the cuffs of each mitten and stocking (One at a time. Glue can dry quick!)  Sprinkle glitter over glue and tap to remove excess.


Step 5:
Allow glue to dry then string yarn, twine, or ribbon through holes to hang.



Isn't the knitted texture so fun!



Be sure to visit tomorrow to see who's sharing on day 4!  You won't want to miss it!

Don't forget you can also keep track by using the interactive advent calendar!

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Shared with:
The D.I.Y. Dreamer- From Dream to Reality
The Gunny Sack- Time To Sparkle

6 comments:

  1. what a great idea! love how they turned out!

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  2. These are adorable - such a great idea! I'm glad I found them over at the From Dream to Reality Party.
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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  3. What a great idea, Jessica! I love that you actually used the sweater to imprint the texture on them...totally going to copy that! ;)

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  4. Ok, I'm obsessed! These are brilliant and I want a million of them!!

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  5. These are so cute! What a great idea to use a sweater for texture!

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