It’s no surprise. The holidays are coming. I love sharing with family and friends and the opportunity to just set aside some time for conversations around the table. But before all that, I do stress a bit about my home decorations. Every year I look for something different and unique to add to my traditional Christmas decoration. So for this year I made this heart shaped ornament stamped with an evergreen leaf from my backyard.
If you have no intention of working with clay, and you simply want to get enough of these to fill some or all of your Christmas tree then here is where you may go to buy these.
My top 3 tips for making these ornaments:
Air dry clay works best than oven bake clay for these ornaments.
If you are using an evergreen leave, or any fresh elements, choose a fresh one every time, and throw it away after use. In the case of the evergreens, if you reuse the same evergreen leave after a few days then there will be fragments of the dried up leave stuck into and all over your fresh clay. It will be very difficult to get all the pieces out and the clay dough will be dirty. You may end up having to redo all the work.
Choose a festive ribbon to match your Christmas tree and overall holiday decoration around the house.
If you have other tips to share add them in the comments please. I hope you set aside some time to relax and make holiday decorations this year!
Happy holidays! 🙂
Learn more about my work on my Etsy shop, or follow me on Instagram to find out about my latest designs or simply for inspiration.
My Instagram account has been pampered with 80 likes and sweet comments. Thank you to Thread Boutique for sending me this beautiful picture of my ring dishes. I’m humbled by this show of appreciation for my work. I rarely get so many likes, so I am over the moon!
Thread Boutique really knows how to market and display our products. It takes a great deal of good taste and refinement too.
These personalized ring dishes are handmade by me. Thread has them in the Denver LODO location, near the Rockies stadium. An awesome location! They are partnering with me so if you are ever in town and don’t see your preferred letter initial please fill out a card and Nessa will contact me and I’ll get your order ready.
My Etsy shop carries these ring dishes all year round. They are great for bride, for bridesmaids gifts, for BFF or simply for you.
This whimsical cat art was created by me and inspired by “Michu” (our oldest son) Juan’s first pet. Juan was just 10 when we adopted Michu, and Michu’s favorite pastime was to stare at me for hours. And it did freak me out! 🙂 Silly me, I know!
This cat art greeting card is perfect for cat lovers!
Visit my Etsy shop to see my greeting card collection.
What’s prettier than polka dots? An apron on a polka dot outfit! This apron is tie dyed by me in soft tones of pink, purple and blue. So unique and chic! It’s very cute to wear while entertaining guests.
These warmer months are perfect to start planning your DIY projects and to get them started! I love to Crochet and knit so after a great deal of thought I decided to start dying my yarn for my projects. The color combinations were so unique and beautiful that I decided to open an Etsy shop to just sell hand dyed yarn. I truly think that the more thought I put into the design the better my final project result will be
Check out my yarn shop. Everything is hand dyed by me with a lot of care and attention to detail. Every yarn is so beautiful and unique! In future posts I will share my process too!
YarnByAna is the name of my yarn shop. This speckled yarn is one of my favorites!
I am a maker, like many out there. I started my home business working with my hands a few years ago.
My Etsy shop was born because I wanted a place to honor my Mom. She taught me crochet at age 10. It has stayed with me since then. She’s passed now, but the most beautiful memories are still with me. We used to share in a project together.We laughed and spent that quality time together.