DYI how to make botanical ornaments

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DYI how to make botanical ornaments

This year, I used my ribbon remnants to make Botanical Imprinted Clay Ornaments with Silk Ribbons. I thought they would be lovely on my tree, and make a wonderful gift as a napkin tie on our Thanksgiving table this year (see notes below).

Create Botanical Imprinted Clay Ornaments with ease using Air Dry Clay! No kiln required. Follow these simple steps:

I used Old Potters Premium Air Dry Clay, all natural white color. Roll out a manageable hunk of clay between parchment sheets until it reaches your desired thickness. ¼ inch or more is best (see note below).

Use a biscuit cutter to shape the clay into circles or ovals.

Collect fresh herbs and clipping from outdoors, such as; rosemary, thyme, sage, lavender, pine, and boxwood. Press fresh herbs and flowers into the clay, then gently roll the rolling pin over them.

Carefully remove the botanicals and create a hole for hanging using a wooden skewer.

Allow the ornaments to dry on parchment paper for a few hours, then transfer them to a wire rack for faster drying.

If desired, use Steel Wool Grade 0000 to remove any imperfections once the ornaments are dry.

Patience is key - it may take up to 48 hours for the ornaments to fully dry. Once dry, add your ribbon from our Weavers Ribbon Pack and hang!


Enjoy your beautiful botanical ornaments hanging throughout the year!

Get creative and make your holiday season truly special with Weaver's Pack Silk Ribbons and Botanical Imprinted Clay Ornaments!

NOTE: Potters Air Dry Clay is easy to work with and dries to a beautiful soft white color. However, it can be fragile, so ensure ornaments are at least ¼ inch thick to prevent breakage. For added durability, according to Google, you can add a strengthening agent or seal them for more durability. Without a strengthening agent, I sadly discovered they are too fragile to tie on napkins.