A DIY on my blog… yes, that’s right! I’m not really a great DIY’er. I sometimes try things, but I don’t always succeed. However, this particular DIY was even doable for me, which is why I really wanted to share it with all of you! I first saw this in one of Sabrina’s reels on Instagram and I knew straight away I wanted to try it out. And so I did! I absolutely love the idea of making ornaments myself. It’s cheap and also just a really fun Christmas activity. Most of us are stuck at home anyway, so this might be a great idea for when you’re a bit bored or if you just really like Christmas like I do.
The only ingredients you need for this DIY are baking soda, corn starch and water. These three ingredients combined will make a nice faux no-bake clay.
What you’ll need
60gr corn starch
125gr baking soda
Put all of your ingredients in a saucepan and stir over medium heat. You basically need to constantly stir it until it all comes together and turns into a ball. Turn off the heat and transfer the dough into a dish or bowl, cover it with a damp cloth and let it cool down for about 40 minutes. After it has cooled down check if your dough has the right consistency. If it’s a bit crumbly at a bit more water and if it’s sticky add a bit more corn starch and knead it through. Next, you roll out the dough like you would with cookie dough. Don’t roll it out too thin! Then you can use cookie cutters to create the ornaments. Cut out your shapes, go around the edges with a wet finger to smoothen them and put them on a flat tray (possibly lined with a baking sheet). If you want to hang the ornaments you need to make a hole in them, I used a drinking straw for that. And now it’s time to wait! Your ornaments need to dry and harden and that takes about two days. I’d also advise to turn them around after a couple of hours, but be careful! These are quite vulnerable. I actually broke off an arm of one of my snowmen. Luckily I fixed it later by glueing it back on, so just be aware that they are quite brittle. When your ornaments are dry and hard you can tie some ribbon onto it, I used some basic twine. And then use them on your tree, or wherever else you want, you can even use them as tags for your Christmas presents.
And there you go! Some new homemade Christmas ornaments. I really love them! You could even paint them, but I kinda like the white minimal look. I hope you like this DIY, and if you decide to try it yourself; please show me the end result! Tag me on Instagram or send me a message. A huge thank you to Sabrina for the inspiration!