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Farmhouse Ornaments: a simple farmhouse decor DIY for your Christmas tree! White modeling clay, black and gold sharpie markers, and a touch of ribbon are all you need to make these simple farmhouse ornaments.
DIY Farmhouse Ornaments
Farmhouse decor is all the rage and it shows no signs of slowing down. My decorating style for years has been what I always called “cottage chic” so when the farmhouse style became popular it already fit so well with my current style. I love the classic pops of white and black in most farmhouse decor and these ornaments are perfect for a farmhouse Christmas tree. Over the farmhouse look? These ornaments can easily be made to match any color theme. Just swap out the gingham ribbon for one that coordinates with your style.
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You only need a few simple supplies to make these farmhouse ornaments and depending on what size bag of modeling clay you get you can get anywhere from 10-20 ornaments.
- Oven Ready White Modeling Clay and if you need a slightly larger package here is another good option. **
- Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter
- Black Sharpie Marker
- Gold Marker
**Pro Tip: If you are having a hard time finding Oven Ready Clay you can also use an AIR DRY variety. The Air Dry will require roughly 24-48 hours to completely dry before being able to draw on with Sharpie Markers.
How to make DIY Farmhouse Ornaments
- Begin by rolling out your modeling clay. I like to roll mine to a 1/4 inch thickness. If you roll it thicker it will most likely need a longer bake time.
- Using a Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter cut out trees. Place on a parchment covered baking sheet.
- Using a straw, make a small hole in the top of your tree.
- Place in the oven to dry. (Follow the directions on your particular modeling clay package)
- Using a black and gold sharpie marker draw on your designs. We did a mixture of words such as “Noel”, “Joy”, “Merry” and various patterns like hearts, polka dots, and mini triangles.
For more DIY Ornament ideas try these:
- Wedding Ornament
- Snowflake Glitter Ornaments
- Thumbprint Snowflake Ornament
- Glitter Silhouette Ornaments for Kids
- Wood Slice Ornaments
These are beautiful!! Have they held up all year to this current Christmas? Or are they more of a one time use?
Thank you! I actually made these for the Christmas of 2019 and I have them on my tree again this year 🙂 They have held up great so far as long as they are stored carefully.
I’m absolutely loving those mason jar lid Ornaments and the snowmen are just too cute! Such a fun roundup. Thank you for sharing a few of my handmade Ornaments from this year. I saw the color of baby blue almost turquoise and I just loved it. Great wreath my fav.
I just made these delightful ornaments today. I didn’t have the exact cookie cutter but they turned out beautifully with the one I had. I used the white polymer clay you bake and rolled them out 1/4 inch thick. I followed the cooking instructions on the package and they turned out perfect. Make sure you roll them out smooth. I love ❤️ love everything about these ornaments and will definitely make more in the future with my grandkids. Thank you for a very fun and easy ornament idea.
What kind of varnish did you use? I have the air drying modeling clay.
I would use a Mod Podge Sealer. Either Matte or Gloss depending on the look you like. It will go on cloudy but dry clear 🙂
How thick do you roll out the clay?
That depends on your personal preference. Just remember the thicker the ornament the longer it will take to “dry.” I typically like to make mine about a 1/4 inch thick.
I wanted to see what clay you used in bulk since the one you suggested is only in 2 oz? All other clays I see on Amazon is air dry or no dry . I cant find oven bake in a larger quantity … any suggestions ?
You can still use an Air Dry, it will just take longer to dry before you can start drawing on it with a Sharpie Marker. Here is another option on Amazon that is as of today currently available 😉 https://www.amazon.com/Polyform-Sculpey-III-Polymer-Clay/dp/B003O2RF5Y/ref=psdc_689390011_t1_B000N6K69Q?th=1
What clay do you recommend? The link posted doesn’t work. Thanks!
You can use either an Oven Dry Polymer Clay or an Air Dry. The Air Dry will just require more waiting time until you can draw on them with the Sharpie Marker. I updated the link with an option for you.
Katerina @ diethood .com says
I can’t wait to make these with my kids!! They are adorable!!
This will be the perfect after school project for the kids. I love how cute they turned out.
Ashley F says
These are so simple but so beautiful! Love how they look!
This is really awesome!! These DIY Christmas ornaments would have a lot of memories for years to come! Love this!
These are beyond epic!!! Love them!