Wire Christmas Star Ornament

With Christmas season in full swing, I come across so many fun DIY pins, it’s impossible not to attempt some myself. I found a wonderful idea of wire Christmas ornaments, and all you need is a wire!

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My first one I tried was with silver wire I had left over from previous projects.

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It is so simple! Draw a little star on a wooden plank, hammer in a nail at each vertex and wrap away! Then secure in the intersections and fasten off! I did have to pull the nails out to release the star.

I then tried to spray paint it gold.

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I liked how it looked, but then I bought some gold wire and liked how that came out, too.

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Too cute!!! Make it and love it!

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This is where most of them ended up, more on this later! One exciting post coming up!

DIY – Air Dry Modeling Clay Christmas Ornaments

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It’s a little too early to put up our Christmas tree and all the Christmas decorations, but that does not stop you from thinking about Christmas. My kids and I are itching to do anything Christmas related! Air drying clay has been our favourite choice for many crafts, except this time, with Christmas on our mind, our craft came out Christmasy.

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We made so many shapes (using cookie cutters), there was plenty to experiment with.

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The more successful of the experiments were these:

1. Little Christmas Ornaments. Before the Christmas Tree comes out, they will have to be happy hanging on a tree branches.

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2. Christmas garland. It’s hard to see, but there are letters spelling out Christmas pressed into the shapes.

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3. The Dala Horse Ornament. This is the larger cookie cutter, joined with a smaller heart using black wire.

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It would not matter so much if it was for play, but since we then decided to make these shapes into ornaments, I have a few suggesting of how to make it a little less DIY looking. One such suggestion is to file it a little using sandpaper. Makes a huge difference!

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Another thing we tried was using bead template to press the clay. You get an interesting texture, and if you paint it, you get a very cute polka dot pattern.

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Here is the Letterpress Cookie Set. It comes with four cookie cutter shapes, and letters.

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Can’t wait for Christmas! Use November to prepare for December!

Make it and love it!

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