Friday, November 21, 2014

Lace Ornaments With May Arts!


Welcome, welcome to the end of our hop and my little corner of the blogosphere :-)  Today, we're hoppin' with May Arts to inspire you to create with those special kiddos in your life!

Yep---its all about the kids crafts.

And, as always, don't forget to comment on the projects you've seen in the last few days of this hop for a chance to WIN SOME YUMMY MAY ARTS RIBBON!!

Now, here's what I've come up with...

I stumbled along a fabulous recipe for a handmade clay and just had to give it a go.  It's a little bit corn starch, a little bit baking soda and a whole lotta awesome!!  Apparently, this recipe has been around for quite some time and it results in lovely, white ornaments that have almost a porcelain look.

Truly lovely!

Here's a peek at some of the ornaments my sweet baby girl and I whipped up using this soft, dreamy dough.

We've stamped each ornament with some super detailed May Arts lace, and embellished with our favorite ribbons/trims.  Love.

And the best part??

They glitter!!

Look at the lovely sparkle on our dried dough ornaments.  It's subtle and so pretty in person.  I've included the recipe below.

Here's my girls favorite.  Gotta love the girly pink, pink and purple!

And here's my favorite.  I guess we're not so different, after all :-)

This one was colored up with a bit of Delicata ink in Silver Shimmer.

Aaaaannnd, of course, I went a little shabby with some Natural String Burlap ribbon and a few vintage mother-of-pearl buttons.

This was definitely a fun adventure!  I think our ornaments are lovely and we had the best time playing with the dough and embellishing them when they were dry.  I can't wait to hang them on the tree. 

If you wanna see how these pretties were made in live action, take a peek at my video below!!

May Arts supplies used:

Other supplies used:
baking soda
vintage buttons from my stash

White dough recipe:
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup water

Pour all ingredients into a medium saucepan on medium-low heat, stirring consistently.  Stir until the mixture starts to thicken and looks like mashed potatoes.

Remove dough from saucepan and put it in a bowl and cover with a damp towel.  Let cool approximately 30 minutes, until dough is at a comfortable temperature to touch.  Knead the dough thoroughly to get out any air bubbles.  Roll out dough 1/4" thick.

Cut out your shapes and let air dry.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you've been inspired to grab your favorite kiddo, your favorite ribbon and get your craft on!!



  1. Another potential gift for my Stampin' ladies. They are so pretty. Love how you stamped the ribbon designs into them. The pink is so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. These are beautiful!! Bookmarking this page so I can make some of the dough!! Thanks for the recipe and inspiration!!

  3. Wow! So easy and beautiful! Thanks for sharing this idea :)

  4. This is so pretty! I love your idea!

  5. Ooo, I'd been looking for that recipe! What a great way to use ribbon.

  6. WOW wow WOW
    These are GORGEOUS and FUN - that is my kind of creating Mary :)
    ... I don't think I can wait until my nieces & nephews come to visit - I NEED to make some NOW, I will call it a trial run!!!

  7. Super pretty and look
    so fun to make!
    Carla from Utah

  8. Oh, your clay ornaments turned out just lovey!! The May Arts Ribbon that you used is luscious. I especially love the pink ornament ;) It would be fun to write "Baby's 1st Christmas" or for the newlyweds, "Our 1st Christmas" and the date. And it is a Handmade gift! That would be so special. Thank you for the darling ideas!