11.11.13

*Get Your Christmas Craft On*- Day 2

Good Morning Monday.

It's wild and wooly on the Coast here...I'm rugged up and drinking way to many pots of tea!

So...Day 2 of "Get your Christmas Craft On"...

This is a wonderful Christmas Craft- any time of year really- but lovely to do with your kids, or a girlfriend with a glass of something in the lead up to wrapping and gift giving.

I shared this last year, and have heard from many of you again this year, that it's on your lead-up list!

I thought I should share it again as it's simple, beautiful and addictive- perfect!

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*make it monday*...white clay doily bowls...

*make it monday*...

morning lovelies...here's one for your gorgeous teens...


this is so simple & so lovely...using little equipment, the pieces you can create are timeless...

white clay & typeface stamps...doily's & empty wine bottles...

 i've used DAS with my kids forever- purely as it *air dries*...that suits me- it's inexpensive & 

uncomplicated...

we broke off chunks & rolled it flat with an empty wine bottle- sooo handy when one is waiting for

one's goodies from abroad...

our vintage English rolling pin is slowly rolling it's way to Oz across the oceans as i type...

& this is the essential part they i forgot to snap with my camera, as i was helping girls roll with an

old wine bottle ;)


so...i will endeavour to explain how *truly simple* & satisfying this craft is...without images!

1. roll the clay flat...to the rough size of the dish or bowl you would like to make...

{we were making little jewellery dishes- so used asian sauce bowls...}

2. place a cotton / linen doily over the flattened clay & roll again {not nec using an old vino bottle!}

3. peel the doily away & lay the chosen dish over the clay & cut to size...

4. gently place into the bowl & push into shape inside the dish...



my eldest created everything here with her best friend...

both girls are seriously stylish & mad about type face...trained well ;)

so once the clay was in their chosen dishes they stamped letters & words inside...lovely...so lovely...



once the decorating...& stamping...& creating is done...

it's as simple as stepping back over night & letting them *air dry*... 


the girls created for hours- they made bowls,squares of clay for brooches & signs for their rooms

all whilst listening to I-Tunes & giggling...talking...creating together...

I love these moments in the lead up to the Holidays...


*make it monday*

clay creating with the gorgeous teens in your life

i'll be the one kneading with the empty wine bottle...

enjoy...

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This is truly a great craft...

I'll have my smallest doing it this year for gift tags too...

Nothing like a little tradition making in the lead up to Christmas is there...

Melissa x







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Thanks for taking a moment...x

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