Who loves a nice easy craft? With romance in the air this month I wanted to add some little touches to my Twig Tree. Ever since my kids were little I always had positive words throughout the house. One, to remind them constantly that they are loved and two, it was a great way to help them read! So with that in mind, I set to in adding some little clay stamped hearts to our twig tree. Not just to have around for Valentines Day but every day! Hence my little Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree that I am sharing with you today!
Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree
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- Air Drying Clay – I used some that I had in my Craft Stash but IOD Paper Clay will do the trick perfectly
- 3ml Metal Stamps
- Black Stamp Pad
- Metal Heart Cookie Cutter
- Spray Varnish
- Rolling Pin
- Non-Stick Baking Paper
- Small pegs
From the Raggedy Bits Project Barn
Step 1 – Break off small pieces of the clay and roll into a small ball.
Step 2 – Using the rolling pin roll out the clay until about 5mm thick. Press the heart cookie cutter onto the clay.
Step 3 – Carefully remove the clay hearts from the cutter. The clay marks really easy so be careful not to leave fingerprints and nail prints in the clay. Lay the hearts onto a flat baking tray. Then using a skewer push holes in the top of the hearts. Make sure you go all the way through because you want to be able to thread the jute to hang your hearts. At this point, you can either leave the tray of hearts to dry overnight. Or you can put your oven on low and dry them. Just check every 10 minutes until the clay is dry.
Step 4 – Take your metal stamps and stamp them onto your stamp pad. Carefully stamp the words that you like onto the hearts. You don’t want to press to hard as they can snap. Give them a light sand if some of the edges are a little rough. Spray varnish to seal lightly.
The best way I found was to rock the stamp back and forwards a few time gently. it doesn’t matter if it leaves an indent! It adds some texture 🙂
Step 5 – Cut the desired length of jute to hang on your twig tree. Thread them through the holes to create the hook.
Step 8 – Attach each heart to your tree with tiny pegs.
There you have a simple way to add some nice warm romantic touches to your home! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 🙂