There are only a few more days until Christmas and we are still busily making and wrapping and baking. Plus, I've still got a couple more simple Christmasy crafts to share too!
While I had the polymer clay out last week I made several little Christmas trees too and used them to make subtly Christmasy necklaces...
Making these necklaces is super simple and very similar to the Star Ornaments, but you will need a few more supplies on hand including an 18" necklace chain, two 9mm jump rings and one 6mm jump ring, plus, likely, some pliers.
To make: Preheat oven according to package instructions. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Using white polymer clay, roll out to 1/4" thickness. Cut out little triangle tree shapes with a sharp knife, mine are about 1" tall (give or take a bit). Poke a hole through the top with a toothpick. Transfer to cookie sheet and bake according to package instructions. When trees are finished in the oven let cool completely and then, using a metallic paint pen, simply paint the trunks. Add a 9mm jump ring through each tree, then connect the two trees with the smaller (6mm) jump ring. Using pliers, clamp all jump rings closed. Feed the necklace chain through the 6mm jump ring and you've got a pretty necklace!
It's a simple, understated necklace that doesn't scream Christmas, but is a nice little festive touch...
Perfect to whip up for a last minute needed gift, or just to make for yourself!
I've been wearing mine everyday since I made it! Of course, Violet and Henry wanted their own as well! For Violet's version I used only one tree, with a 9mm jump ring through it's point and a 6mm jump ring attached to that with the chain feeding through the 6mm one. And for Henry's, I simply fed a pretty piece of red and white butcher's twine through the hole.
Simple, sweet and festive...that's what we are going for this year!