A great DIY clay decoration tutorial you can do with the kids. Great for Christmas tree decorations, and Easter tree or even for a birthday present for a friend. Fun, easy and creative!


  • 1 pack of self setting modelling clay (or fimo but you will have to bake it if you use that)
  • 1 set of alphabet stamps (I got mine from Kikki K)
  • 1 collection of stamps with images
  • 1 straw / circular shaped piece of metal to cut out the hole for hanging ribbon
  • 1 roll of ribbon
  • 1 cookie cutter / fim cutter ( i used heart and tree shapes)


  1. On a dry and clean surface roll out your clay as you would cookie dough (I suggest around 1/2 - 1 cm thick)
  2. Using your cookie cutter press your shapes out of the clay. once you have got as many as you can from the sheet of clay I would roll up the scraps - re roll it out and get a few more stamps out of them.
  3. press out the hole in the top of each shape where you want it to hang from
  4. print in any letters / icons onto each ornament
  5. let dry / fire depending on the type of clay
  6. Thread ribbon through the top hole and tie in a loop so you can hang from your tree / bunting
  7. If you have time now you can paint them too


You can add dye to the clay if you wanted it to be extra special - the pearl pigments look really shimmery and adding glitter to the clay also works really well!

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    • 14 Feb 2014
      9:51 am

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  • Well done, that is so cool!


  • What a great family activity. The final product is just fabulous


  • We would have to make really big ones with my kids names. Hannah, Charlotte, Matilda, William and Jack.

    • But they would look cool by the end of it


  • A great creative and fun idea!


  • This is a super idea. Great for those who have children with unusual spelling of their names. They find it impossible to buy anything with their name on it – this way problem solved. Thanks for sharing.


  • no H…no one hurt…cute


  • Thanks for sharing this creative idea; love it. Would make a lovely present.


  • wow this is such a great idea. i really like this one


  • My son loves making stuff with clay


  • Great idea! Thanks for sharing!!


  • I love anything that uses clay, and I’ve made plates and other useful items. The idea of making Xmas tree decorations is really clever, and what a great keepsake for kids to keep & eventually pass on to their children.

    • yes that would be nice to give them to the family

      • I like working with clay too. Easy to use and it feels so good too.


  • What a brilliant idea. Have you tried it as pendants for necklaces?


  • How clever, what thoughtful personalised gifts they would be.


  • These would look amazing on a home made and wrapped gift :)


  • I would love to give this a go with the kids


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