Today’s project is a simple ornament that can do double duty as a gift tag.Â I love embellishing gifts with a little something extra!
polymer clay (I used scrap colors in red, olive, teal and white)
wet/dry sandpaper (optional)
tools: pasta machine, cutting blade,Â scrapbooking scissors, paper punch
1. Layer the scrap clays together to form a rectangle, put contrasting colors next to each other.Â Warm the clay between your hands, compressing it and compacting the edges of the scraps.
2. Roll the clay through the pasta machine on the thickest setting.Â
3. With the cutting blade, trim to formÂ a long rectangle. Starting at one end, roll up the clay to form a spiral.Â Trim edges.
4.Â Roll out a sheet of green clay on the thickest setting of the pasta machine.Â Slice off thin layers of the spiralÂ and stick it on the green clay.Â Run the sheet of green clay through the pasta machine on the thickest setting one more time.Â
5. Trim with scrapbooking scissors. Bake, sand if desired.
6. Print out holiday greetings on vellumÂ with your home printer.Â Trim and punch a hole with withÂ the paper punch.Â Punch a hole in the top of the polymer clay tag.Â AddÂ vellum toÂ clay tag/ornaments with ribbon.Â
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