holiday gift idea: handmade clay ornaments!

have you been following along with alicia hutchinson's blog series - handmade giving? alicia's blog is a new favorite of mine & her holiday series has been so inspiring for those of us with a knack for crafting  & a pretty tight budget.

well, luke & i have had a dreamy last few day snowed in on the farm! i cannot wait to show you photos of our sweet little animals in the snow. it was such a wonderful couple of days. once we heard the predicted weather forecast, we made last minute stops for groceries & of course, project supplies. i wanted to make the most of our days at home together! so, i stopped by jo ann's & grabbed a handful of supplies to make these sweet clay ornaments. it was a blast & such a fun project for the entire family!

you can read alicia's entire how-to on her blog, but i wanted to share with you our version! i was craving a bit more color so i got the small blocks of clay in white, light blue & red.

we had a variety of cookie cutter shapes. luke really got into it adding garland & small details to his ornaments. i just love him.

my favorite was adding words to our ornaments. we used words such as "joy" & "hope" along with phrases such as "merry & bright." you could even think ahead & make a handful of clay hearts for valentine's day!

we are so excited to adorn packages with our little ornaments & give them as gifts to family.

we have already put a handful to use! we re-used mason jars & collected holiday containers from thrift shops for homemade granola to our neighbors! we tied the little ornaments with ribbon to the jars, adding a festive touch! psst... loving this crock pot granola recipe!

what are you creating & making this holiday season?

p.s. check back tomorrow for another amazing giveaway! the final one of the holiday season :)

1 comment:

Alicia said...

these look great!! you really went all out! thanks for the shout out :)

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