How to Make Polymer Clay Ornaments

In my search for ideas for teacher gifts from the kids this year, I came across these beautiful tutorials from Lisa Storms and Little Lovelies using stamped polymer clay. The kids and I had a chance to make our own last weekend, but the stamp I picked up, which had an image of a sprig of pine needles, wasn’t coming through very well.

Before throwing my hands up, resourcefulness got the best of me and I snipped a sprig from the branches we cut off the bottom of our Christmas tree. Here’s how we made our version without a stamp:

If you have some good letter stamps you could easily personalize these with family names.

I hope everyone is enjoying the busy-ness that comes with preparing for the holidays!  I am loving seeing all of the special touches folks are adding to their homes and gift-giving and my heart just absolutely fills up when I see the excitement in the kids.

Love. Love. Love this time of year!


  1. Dianne Adams says:

    Where do I get the polymer clay? Sorry… I haven’t worked in crafts for years. Just thought this would be fun to do with my granddaughter.

    • chrissy says:

      Hi Dianne! You can find the polymer clay at any craft store (Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnn’s, etc.). Some people refer to it by brand names, such as Fimo and Sculpey. Good luck!