Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sparkly Star Ornaments

Some fun and easy sparkly star ornaments made with STAEDTLER fimo.
These materials will make ten 3 to 4 inch ornaments and are a snap to make. A great project to make with children for teacher gifts

Things you'll need to complete this project:
Recollections fine glitter in glitz or an iridescent fine glitter of your choice
White craft glue
Ribbon to hang the stars

Tools used to create this project:
Clay roller
Parchment paper
#4 flat paintbrush
3 or four inch star cookie cutter (only for use with polymer clay)
Medium grit sand paper or nail file
Drinking straw

Condition or soften the clay by kneading it in your warm hands until it's workable.
Roll the clay out onto a parchment paper covered work surface. I rolled my clay out to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out your stars and use the drinking straw to make holes in the tip of one of the star tips for hanging.
Bake the stars for twenty minutes in a preheated 230 degree oven on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

After the stars have cooled off, use the sand paper or nail file to smooth out the edges of the stars.

Coat the stars with a thick layer of white glue and sprinkle liberally with the iridescent sparkles. I coated and sparkled one side at a time and did the edges last. You will be able to see through the sparkle layer to the original clay colour. It makes a cool double glitter effect.

Here are my ornaments all packaged up and ready to send away. These guys really catch the light.