Archive | December, 2011

Polymer Clay Peppermint Canes

11 Dec

This is my first attempt creating something with polymer clay.  It was quite fun and very quick to make.

Supplies:

Sculpey White Polymer Clay

Sculpey Red Polymer Clay

Cutting Tool

Craft oven

Step 1: Roll the white clay into a chunky cylinder.

 

Step 2: Roll the red clay to condition it, making it easier to work with. Use the cutting tool to cut rectangular strips, equal in length to the cylinder.

Step 3: Press the red strips onto the outside of the white clay cylinder.

Step 4: Roll the cylinder, slightly twisting it, forming the “peppermint” pattern. Continue rolling until you have a cylinder about 1/4″ diameter. Cut in the center.

Step 5: Shape the cane and bake according to the instructions on the package.

 

And Done! Let them cool and then hang them on your tree! Too Cute!

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DIY Photo Coasters

3 Dec

Guess what my family will be getting for  Christmas Gifts! Yes, you guessed it, Photo Coasters!

These turned out wonderful, very easy to create and won’t break your Christmas budget!

Supplies

Ceramic Tile $.16 per tile @ Menards

Modge Podge: $8.99 @ Michael’s

Foam Brush: $0.58 @ Menards

Crystal Clear Enamel:  $3.68 @ Menards

Photos: 4×6 standard prints $.19 per print @ Target

Black Felt: Had on hand

Super Glue: Had on hand

Step 1 – Make sure the ceramic tiles are clean. Use the sponge brush to apply Mod Podge to the tile. Adhere the photo. Allow to dry.

Step 2 – Spray the tile with enamel, allow to dry.

Step 3 – Cut and glue the felt to the bottom of the coaster.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

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