Sound make gift Tags using Pressed leaves
These pretty clay gift tags with pressed leaves look so elegant and easy on your Thanksgiving table! To make it perfect for fall and SO easy.
I’m not much of a Thanksgiving decorator. It’s, that holiday that gets smushed between Halloween and Christmas and kind of forget. Instead of a whole new decorating or tinkering with something only for a couple of weeks for Thanksgiving, I think, of transition projects.
These small clay leaf charms are the perfect example. You look so elegant and easy on your Thanksgiving table, but can also be used for a Christmas ornament later!
I love the organic feel of these clay gift tags. This would work well with any style of decor or tablescape – modern, farmhouse, industrial, rustic. They are so neutral and subtle . . . I Love You. If you want to, you can choose the color of the color you like.
Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s go over a few basics of this project.kind of sound
For these clay gift tags, I used polymer clay, and I recommend either Fimo or Sculpey clay. I usually buy based on what color is my favorite at the time, and what’s for sale! You are thinking of using polymer clay to bake, you’ll have.
If you want to avoid it, bake it (maybe kids are in the process of this project), then you can clay with air dry. It usually takes anywhere from 24 – 48 hours to dry.
Real or Fake leaves?
you can use either real or fake leaves to the imprint on your sound. Remember that no matter what you use, it’s the way the sound was on it. Sometimes it's easier to just faux leaves buy, depending on where you live. The dollar store has some great options for faux leaves and they are perfect for use in this project.
clay gift Tags
Collect These Supplies
Antique Mod smorgasbord – if you can’t find this formula, regular Mod collection works
leaves – real or faux
step One: Using a dowel rod or the end of a paint brush, roll out a piece of clay. Press the leaf into the clay, vein-side down and roll it again to ensure that the sheet is printed on the sound.
note: I rolled with the sound on my Silpat baking Mat, since I planned to bake the clay immediately after the imprint. If you do this, make sure that you thoroughly clean the Mat before the food back on it.
step Two: Make a hole in the top with a toothpick or skewer. To do Don’t forget, this is before baking!
step Three: bake the clay pieces according to the instructions on the packaging.
step Four: if the tone-cooled pieces, brush on a layer of Antique Mod smorgasbord. This will give you a Shine, but also add a little bit of a warm hue, perfect for autumn decor.
If you don’t have access to Ancient Mod hodgepodge, just use regular Mod-hodgepodge. It will seal your gift tag, you simply won’t have a warm hue.
step Five: Once the Mod hodgepodge is dry, water down some acrylic color or black watercolor and brush on the color on the sheet, so that the color will sink, in all the veins.
step Six: let the paint to dry, then take a damp cloth and wipe the black paint, behind only the color left, which sank in the veins and grooves.
step Seven: Tie a string around the leaf charms and add them to your Thanksgiving place settings!
I love how this turned out. Beautiful and classic with a touch of modern!
This leaf charms craft is also a project that can help children easily, with, what are the best kinds of crafts in my opinion!
I hope you will try your hand on this small clay charm – and perhaps experiment with different colors or hues of Mod-pick-and-mix your own twist on it! Be sure to check out my blog, homemade ginger for more tutorials like this.
If you like this clay gift tags, you might want to, these DIY napkin rings! You’re made supplies with the dollar store; find out how to make by clicking on the image below: