Today I’m sharing a last minute Christmas craft and a great gift idea – DIY Clay Stocking Letter Tags made from oven bake clay!
Christmas is just a few days away and I’m still making decorations. Oops!
Last week, I shared our modern DIY Christmas stocking holder I made using pretty brass knobs from CB2! It’s pretty much my favorite DIY ever and looks just so pretty on our mantel.
We purchased different colored stockings for TJ and I and the kids. But, I knew I wanted to add some stocking letter tags to each stocking so we know which is which! Plus, it’s an excuse to DIY and they’re cute. So, there’s that.
The entire Christmas mantel was focused on minimalism mixed with a modern vibe. The “modern” part of the mantel was all about brass. I have a serious love affair with brass right now.
I thought the stocking letters should be brass, too! It would be the perfect compliment to those pretty knobs.
I wanted to something simple and easy to make while being stylish and fun! That’s like my whole motto on decorating my house apparently.
- White Oven Bake Clay
- Alphabet Magnets
- Clay Knife (purchased at Michaels)
- Toothpick (or something to put a hole in each letter)
- Gold Sharpie
I started by rolling out the clay to about 1/4″ thickness. And I didn’t really “roll” in out as much as I smashed it down with my hands. Just as effective, right?
Then, I pushed the letter I was using into the clay so that it stuck and use the clay knife tool to cut around the letter.
Once the letter was cut out, I pulled the excess clay away and removed the alphabet magnet.
The clay letters will be stuck to the surface you’re working on. So, I carefully used that same clay cutting tool to scrape the letter up.
Last, I used a toothpick to poke a hole in the top of each letter!
Bake them up according to package directions (it’s different for every brand). Once cool, I colored over the front and side with gold sharpie and strung some red and white twine through and tied them to my stockings!
I absolutely love them! And, oven bake clay. I want to make allllll the things with this clay.
This is my last post here on Making it in the Mountains! I wanted to thank Kristi for being such a great mentor and blogging friend. I would absolutely not be where I am now without her help, wisdom, and patience. Thank you!!