5 Days of Ornaments: Christmas Tree Polymer Clay Tutorial
Posted on December 14, 2015 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin
5 Days of Ornaments:
Christmas Tree Polymer Clay Tutorial
COUNTDOWN: 11 Days Until Christmas!
The countdown is on with this polymer clay tutorial! Are you ready for Christmas? If not, this week we’re taking 5 days to give you 5 FREE Christmas Ornament tutorials. For many, the Christmas Tree is that “one thing” that must be up in order for Christmas to feel like … Christmas. We’ll start off the 5 Days of Ornaments with this super simple polymer clay tutorial for a Christmas tree ornament.
This polymer clay tutorial for this cute Christmas tree can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes. Make one or several. Use them as small gifts, stocking stuffer, or even to tie onto packages for cute doses of whimsical Christmas fun. ENJOY!
FREE Polymer Clay Tutorial
5 Days of Ornaments – Project One, Christmas Tree
- Fully condition your clays for this project. Get additional help on conditioning here.
- Take your 1/4 block of green clay and roll it into a long tapered log.
- TIP: The longer the tapered log, the bigger the tree.
- Starting with the large end, use an accordion motion to go “back and forth” with your log forming the wiggly Christmas tree shape shown at right.
- Take a small amount of brown polymer clay and shape in into a teardrop shape.
- Press this onto the bottom of your tree.
- Roll your gold clay onto the 4th largest setting of your pasta machine.
- Use a 1/4 star Kemper Cutter to cut two star shapes.
- Place one star UNDER the green clay at the top and one star OVER the green clay at the top.
- TIP: You can either line these stars up or your can set them on slightly askew for a more whimsical look (this is what I did).
- Insert an eye pin in between the stars as a way to hang your ornament.
- Gently PRESS your stars onto the tree shape securing them and the eye pin.
- Press all your pieces together again to make sure they are secure.
- TIP: I also pressed my tree folds together to make sure my tree would be more substantial.
- Use some hot fix crystals and place them at random places all over your tree.
- Highlight with mica powders for added “oomph.”
- Bake in a 275 degree oven for 45 minutes (if using Premo! polymer clay).
- Once the ornament has cooled (about an hour after baking), remove it from the oven.
- Varnish the ornament if you choose.
- Use as desired.
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