Friday, September 11, 2015

"A" is for Apple

Today's How To is about making some Apple Ornaments for your favourite teacher!

Hi, it's Ann (from the blog at: here today to share with you my latest Creative Paperclay® Project.  I was inspired by the Back To School Theme.  I still have one Teenager who is attending a new to him school this year, and with that came a lot of excitement and anxiety.  Now that the house is just a little bit more quiet and things are starting to calm down, I found some time and thought I would get a head start on some School Theme Ornaments.  Here is what I did:

First I dug out one of my kids' old plasticine making molds that looks like an apple.  I dusted the inside with some talcum powder, pushed in some Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material, and popped the apple piece out.  I repeated the process over and over to make a few apples.  

As the Creative Paperclay ® was air drying I inserted a paperclip into the back of each apple.

Once the apples were dry I smoothed out any roughness with an emery board, and I brushed off the excess dust.  I then Painted the apples in Red, and in Green.  I made some brown for the stems by mixing some red and green together and then painted the stems. 

As a final top coat I brushed on some Glossy Sealer.

I used some red and white twine for the small bows and as cords for hanging the apples.

The supplies I used:
Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
DecoArt Crafter's Acrylics in Christmas Red, and Christmas Green
DecoArt Glue, Sealer, Finish in Gloss
Twine (Stash)
Paper clips from Staples

This is a fun and easy project that can be done with children.  I hope that you are inspired to make some fun ornaments.  To see other crafty goodies please come visit my blog at :

Thanks for stopping by.