I love operating with clay and I love Christmas, so I’ve married my two loves into these lovely little mild up Christmas timber so one can be perfect in your Christmas Village this yr.
Aren’t they lovely? And they’re insanely smooth to make. You might not need any fancy equipment or to spend a ton of cash.
Can you image them to your fairy lawn, too?
See not anything fancy! Some Air Dry Clay (You can use the Crayola type, too!), a few LED tea lighting fixtures and I used a skewer to poke holes in my clay.
First you will want to roll out your clay. Warm it up by means of rolling and kneading it on your palms first for a couple of minutes and then use a rolling pin or any cylinder fashioned item to flatten the clay.
You want it about 1/eight" thick.
Next you need to cut a cone shape into the clay. I used a kitchen knife and eyeballed the dimensions. You need the lowest to be wide enough to healthy around the tea light.
Next use your skewer to poke a few holes inside the clay. Hold directly to the skewer, you’ll use it again in some other step.
Wrap the clay around your tealight. This is the front.
And it is the lower back. Next you’ll be pinching it shut into a tree like shape.
Pinch the returned closed and you will come to be with a tree shape.
I trimmed off a number of the extra from the bottom of the tree to maintain it neat.
Once I had the tree fashioned, I used the skewer to returned through the holes. You want them on the way to allow the light to come thru.
Next you just want to permit it dry overnight.
You may want to actually paint those in case you wanted!
How cute are they?
If you are questioning the clay would not stick to the tea lighting, so when the battery dies on those, you can just stick the tree on top of a brand new one!