I love making hand made ornaments for the vacations! And you will love this home made woven clay check mitten decoration academic I’m sharing with you! I were given the idea by combining the woven pie crust approach using strips of colourful clay and a cookie cutter to make this high-quality searching ornament!
And the quality component, you may use colourful clay to make pretty much any design which include the trendy buffalo take a look at sample!
Let’s start via laying a sheet of parchment paper on your paintings floor and knead the clay to get it soft. Do each color one at a time for the reason that color clay bleeds and also use separate parchment paper, too. Lay any other sheet of parchment paper on pinnacle and roll out the clay the usage of a rolling pin into the biggest piece feasible – at the least six inches excessive.
Using a pizza cutter, start slicing 1/2" strips. I used a plastic strip from packing cloth to preserve the lines even seeing that I cannot reduce instantly.
You can only get such a lot of strips from 1.7 oz of clay – six to be specific, irrespective of how hard I tried to get one greater for seven. Then group the identical color strips collectively and it must be massive sufficient to deal with the mitten cookie cutter.
To weave the strips:
Starting with the green strips institution, elevate each different strip and fold it gently lower back.
Then region a strip of purple horizontal throughout the green flat strips.
And carry the folded strips back down.
Do the equal aspect for the next row, alternating strips, lifting each other strip and folding them lightly again, after which putting a strip down over the flat strips. Continue following the same steps for each row folding the strips returned, repeating the pattern of laying a strip down horizontal . . .
till all the strips are woven collectively.
Then lay parchment paper on top and gently roll the strips to make the weave tighter. Next, region the mitten cookie cutter down on the woven clay and reduce out the mitten . . .
0 disposing of the extra clay from across the cookie cutter.
1 The take a look at ornament is really taking form!
2 Next, roll out a small segment of white clay and use just the cuff part of the cookie cutter to cut out and area on the bottom of the clay mitten. Then press firmly all the way down to seal both pieces collectively.
Use the flat give up of a skewer keep on with fluff up the white clay to imitate a fur cuff.
4 Then use the skewer keep on with make a hole within the bottom center for putting. Bake in a 275 degree oven for half-hour in keeping with clay bundle. Then let cool.
Isn’t it ideal in your Christmas tree or for redecorating a gift! So cool!
Natasha Meeks is a 20-year-old part time kitchen assistant who enjoys binge-watching boxed sets, watching television and swimming. She is stable and considerate, but can also be very dull and a bit standoffish. She is an American Christian who defines herself as straight. She started studying food science at college but never finished the course. She is obsessed with reading.
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