Handmade Air Dry Clay Christmas Ornaments


In this post: information and sources for handmade air dry clay Christmas ornaments. Includes where to buy them, how to make them, and ways to use them in your decor.

Before we get to the information and sources for the handmade air dry clay Christmas ornaments, I have a short story to tell that will explain why I wrote this post. We need to go back to Christmas of 2014. This blog was just three years old and not making very much money. To supplement my income, I sold handmade home decor items in an Etsy shop. During the holidays, I produced a line of Christmas stockings that sold out as fast as I could make them. To personalize the stockings, my business partner (and treasured friend) decided we should offer handmade clay tags that featured names or monograms.

So, just like that, we began selling handmade air dry clay Christmas ornaments. I was very skeptical, but she was determined and confident. She researched how to make them, and proceeded to produce the most amazing little ornaments all on her own. I handled all the photography, marketing, communication with customers, and shipping. We really were a great team.

Fast forward to Christmas of 2015. We worked very hard, and had a successful holiday season selling stockings, little fabric ornaments, and handmade clay ornaments. As part of my marketing efforts, I promoted the ornaments endlessly on social media, including Pinterest. I bet if you search “handmade clay tags” or “handmade clay ornaments” on Pinterest, our pins will come up.

We were winding down, and preparing to spend the holidays concentrating on our families, when our worlds were forever altered.

A few days before Christmas, my friend’s mother passed away. Then, in February of 2016, I lost my own mother. Sad and shaken, we both felt we needed to sort out our priorities and as a result, we stopped making everything, and closed our online shop. My friend began babysitting for her granddaughter…and I devoted more time to this blog and my dad. At the end of the day, it was the right decision for both of us. By concentrating my efforts in one place, and not spreading myself so thin, On Sutton Place grew and flourished.

Another part of our product promotion was sharing our items here, on the blog. Those posts are now filled with broken links that lead to a shop that no longer exists. I still get emails from people wanting us to make ornaments…or sew stockings. I decided it was best to set the record straight, and write this post in order to explain what happened. I can now redirect all those promotional posts to this one.

christmas tree ornament hanging on gift bag

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How to Make Handmade Air Dry Clay Christmas Ornaments

Just in case you want to try your hand at making your own clay ornaments, I’ve written an easy-to-follow tutorial. Click the link below to take a look.

Air Dry Clay Christmas Ornaments

I also made cinnamon Christmas ornaments that were fun and have the added perk of smelling wonderful. Here is that tutorial:

No Bake Cinnamon Applesauce Christmas Ornaments

Here are some lovely Etsy shops that sell handmade clay ornaments and tags. Many take custom orders and are happy to personalize their items.

Click {HERE} for a gallery of pictures that shows how to use clay ornaments in your decor, as gift embellishments, and more.

I’ve needed to write this post for a long time, and I’m so glad I finally did. I’d like to end by saying thank you to anyone who purchased our ornaments…we appreciated your support more than you will ever know.

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