Today we are going to decorate our DIY air dry clay and salt dough Christmas ornaments that we just made! If you are looking for easy and beautiful Christmas crafts, gifts and decor ideas, you will love this one!
This is part 3 of our DIY air dry clay series. You can check out the first 2 parts here-
We will make beautiful watercolor style art hand painted air dry clay Christmas ornaments, and some ornaments decorated with natural materials. The same techniques can be applied to your salt dough Christmas ornaments
Today’s tutorial includes a detailed video showing you how to create art using watercolor markers or paint on these Christmas ornaments. It is so easy and so much fun, I didn’t want to stop! 🙂
Materials and tools to decorate air dry clay and salt dough Christmas ornaments
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- I used hemp twine to hang the ornaments. You can also use peppermint twine, thin ribbons, or metallic strings.
- Paints: you can use any art supplies you have on hand. I LOVE using dual tip brush markers, watercolor, acrylic / craft paints, and even Sharpies or similar markers!
- LED fairy lights for the star garland
Check out the video tutorial or skip to written tutorial below!
You can use many types of paints to decorate your DIY air dry clay and salt dough Christmas ornaments .
The glue and cornstarch dough dries differently to form a more water resistant surface.
Don’t you think these air dry clay and salt dough Christmas ornaments would make great holiday crafts, gifts and decorations?
I also made some ornaments decorated with real botanical clippings and red berries tied together.
Here are a few helpful tips on making watercolor style art:
Mix shades of greens such as blue green and yellow green. Same goes with reds. The darker reds can add nice accents to the lighter red and orange colors.
Use thin and thick lines to create layers of details and contrasts. The dual brush markers are great for creating different textures and lovely details!
Here are our homemade baking soda and cornstarch air dry clay recipes , and DIY clay Christmas ornaments and lighted star garland tutorial if you need more info!
If you try these DIY / decor / garden / craft projects, tag us on Instagram at @apieceofrainbow, we would love to see what you create!