I'm happy to be sharing with you today the 2nd handmade ornament tutorial I have lined up for this week. (See the schedule here)
Last year I made felt lollipop ornaments, and my kids loved them. They also really loved the ice cream cone ornaments I made, and run around the tree pretending to eat them. It turns out, there are a lot of edible items on our tree this year, including a great set of apple ornaments that were on my family's tree when I was a kid.
So since I have recently picked up a new OBSESSION with polymer clay, I knew I wanted to try making some more clay lollipops for the tree this year. These are very similar to the candy cane bow ornaments I made a few weeks ago. You can also check out this post on polymer clay tips and projects for beginners.
What you need:
1. Polymer Clay (I used Sculpey III Polymer Clay Color Sampler)
2. Glossy Glaze and a Paint Brush
3. Fine Glitter
4. Lollipop Sticks (I used 4-Inch Lollipop Sticks
- cut in half)
6. Hot Glue Gun
What you do:
1. Cut off two pieces of polymer clay (an X-ACTO knife is a great tool, but not necessary). One white, and one of another color. You can also mix together colors to create your own. Knead the pieces of clay until they are somewhat soft and easy to work with.
2. Roll the two pieces into two long ropes of about the same size and length.
3. Twist the two pieces together, and then roll the twisty piece until it is flat and smooth. You can continue to twist and roll until you are happy with the result.
4. Coil this into a spiral on a piece of foil, then bake in the oven according to the directions on the clay you are using (remember different brands of polymer clay have slightly different baking instructions).
5. Once the clay has cooled, paint a coat of glossy glaze over the lollipop and then sprinkle some fine glitter over it before it has time to dry.
6. Using a hot glue gun, attach the lollipop sticks to the backs of the ornaments, and also attach the twine loops.
I made 6 and I love how they turned out. They were fun to make, and pretty simple. I think I might try making some multicolored ones. We especially love how they look scattered around the tree.
Be sure to check out the other handmade ornament tutorials in this series: