MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!! I am so thankful that it is this time of year. I know I have been doing quite a bit of recipes, so I have a great craft for you this time. It is simple, but a little time consuming. Are you looking for something modern, but totally cute? Looking to making something completely unique for your family? Well, I have just the gift for you. In my family, we always have a tradition of receiving a new Christmas tree ornament (as well as pajamas!) This year, I have made some awesome ornaments out of polymer clay.

Polymer clay is one of the coolest clays I have ever played with. I made the Sigma Kappa chapter in Reno earrings and countless number of beads. And now here I am making ROBOT Christmas Ornaments. What you need…just polymer clay, some crafting wire, your hands, and your imagination. You will also need either polymer clay glue or a hot glue gun in case a leg or a head falls off after you have baked the clay. I have made a Robot Dog for my sister’s (biological) dog Aiden. What was really neat is that I was able to make it to where he looks like Aiden and has the personality of Aiden. Here is a step-by-step process of what I did.

Some assembly required

Some assembly required

 

Hook holder

Hanger

One Leg Complete

One Leg Complete

Now attach the body

Now attach the body

Got to wag the tail!

Got to wag the tail!

Now he is complete!

Now he is complete!

 

Of course there needs to be a butt shot!

Of course, there needs to be a butt shot!

So I will admit…he also kind of looks like a giraffe, but that’s alright. He is still cute! The reason why you will need either polymer clay glue or a hot glue gun is because when cooked the clay will stick to itself, but with the wire, it is hard for it to stick to it. I suggest you bake it first, and then if the head or a leg falls off, you can just glue it right back and not have to worry about it not fitting. I’ve also made an ornament for my sister in blue and purple.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas, and I hope that your holidays are as bright as mine! What kind of crafts do you do for your family during the holidays? Do you have any traditions like my family does? Do you primarily make your gifts or do you buy them?

Love in the Dove,

–Lisa

P.S. When playing with polymer clay, remember that it never drys out until you cook it. Make sure to read the directions on how to bake it so that you have a beautiful ornament!

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