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Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree

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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Add some romantic charm to your decorating with this Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree | For Valentines Day, Weddings, Wedding Anniversary or all year round | Full Tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

Supplies needed:

 

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Add some romantic charm to your decorating with this Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree | For Valentines Day, Weddings, Wedding Anniversary or all year round | Full Tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 1 – Break off small pieces of the clay and roll into a small ball.

Add some romantic charm to your decorating with this Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree | For Valentines Day, Weddings, Wedding Anniversary or all year round | Full Tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 2 –  Using the rolling pin roll out the clay until about 5mm thick. Press the heart cookie cutter onto the clay.

Add some romantic charm to your decorating with this Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree | For Valentines Day, Weddings, Wedding Anniversary or all year round | Full Tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

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.

Add some romantic charm to your decorating with this Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree | For Valentines Day, Weddings, Wedding Anniversary or all year round | Full Tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

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.

Handy Hint:

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 🙂

Add some romantic charm to your decorating with this Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree | For Valentines Day, Weddings, Wedding Anniversary or all year round | Full Tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com
Step 5 –  Cut the desired length of jute to hang on your twig tree. Thread them through the holes to create the hook.

Add some romantic charm to your decorating with this Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree | For Valentines Day, Weddings, Wedding Anniversary or all year round | Full Tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 8 –  Attach each heart to your tree with tiny pegs.

Add some romantic charm to your decorating with this Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree | For Valentines Day, Weddings, Wedding Anniversary or all year round | Full Tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

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! 🙂


Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later 🙂

Add some romantic charm to your decorating with this Farmhouse Clay Heart Twig Tree | For Valentines Day, Weddings, Wedding Anniversary or all year round | Full Tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

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24 comments

  1. SAM!!!! I love this! I can’t wait to try this. Thank you so much for sharing this. I so wish we were neighbors and I could come over and you could teach me all your crafting!!!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial. I’ve never worked with the air hardening clay before, and I think I’d like to give it a try. Your hearts and your twig tree are so attractive, and just right for the Valentine’s season. I’m thinking the project could be adapted with different shapes and different words for any holiday or season of the year. Great ideas! Pinning for future reference.
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  3. Aw these are so so pretty Sam… In fact, I just made some magnets with air drying clay the other day and it was so much fun! I love how simple but beautiful these hearts look and how you stenciled the words on them!

  4. This is adorable. Those little hearts are so sweet Sam. I recently purchased some air dry clay for the first time. I am using it on a project right now but you gave me inspiration. Love this idea.

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