Argyle Mitten Ornaments

Mittens measure 1.75" long

Mittens measure 1.75" long

Cute as a button, these simple little mittens are so easy and fast to make you can have a large collection in no time.  Hang them on ribbon or yarn and texture them any way you like.  Bake them in your oven for 30 minutes then add embellishments like the pearls on the red mittens or the glitter on the turquoise pair.  I used an argyle texture on all but the pink mittens and all the pieces use blended clay colors except the red mittens.  Make a bunch in minutes and add names to the back of each if you like. Brush on glaze or keep their original satin finish like the brown pair.  The directions below are for the red mittens but my whole collection was made with the same steps.  The only difference was the texture on the pink mittens.  Get creative and have fun.  The choices are yours to make!

IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines.  On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1 and the thinnest is 9.

Directions

step 1 - Condition and roll out the clay to about 1/8".  Print and cut out mitten stencil.  Lay the stencil over the clay and roll across it to transfer the stencil outline.

step 1 - Condition and roll out the clay to about 1/8".  Print and cut out mitten stencil.  Lay the stencil over the clay and roll across it to transfer the stencil outline.

step 2 - Roll out two small pieces for stripes on the mittens.  Cut them to equal sizes and position them on the clay.

step 2 - Roll out two small pieces for stripes on the mittens.  Cut them to equal sizes and position them on the clay.

step 3 - Press a texture sheet onto all of the mitten but the cuff area.

step 3 - Press a texture sheet onto all of the mitten but the cuff area.

step 4 - Remove the texture sheet.  Roll across the cuff with a texture wheel.

step 4 - Remove the texture sheet.  Roll across the cuff with a texture wheel.

step 5 - If the mitten outline has been slightly faded by the texturing, replace the stencil on the clay and use a tooth pick to make small holes following the outline.  Place kitchen plastic wrap over the clay.  Use a craft knife to cut out the mitten.

step 5 - If the mitten outline has been slightly faded by the texturing, replace the stencil on the clay and use a tooth pick to make small holes following the outline.  Place kitchen plastic wrap over the clay.  Use a craft knife to cut out the mitten.

step 6 - Place seed pearls across the mitten in two rows.  For easy placement and to be sure the holes in the pearls are facing horizontally, stick a pin in the pearl, press the pearl into the clay and slide the pin out.  Press down lightly and uniformly on the beads to embed them into the clay.  A wide knife blade is a good tool for this.

step 6 - Place seed pearls across the mitten in two rows.  For easy placement and to be sure the holes in the pearls are facing horizontally, stick a pin in the pearl, press the pearl into the clay and slide the pin out.  Press down lightly and uniformly on the beads to embed them into the clay.  A wide knife blade is a good tool for this.

step 7 - Use an Etch n' Pearl tool to make a small hole in the upper corner of each mitten for the yarn hanger.

step 7 - Use an Etch n' Pearl tool to make a small hole in the upper corner of each mitten for the yarn hanger.

Step 8 - Bake the mittens on a foil lined baking sheet in a 275 degree oven for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before handling. Apply glaze with a brush.


Step 9 - Thread yarn or ribbon into the mitten holes and tie into a bow.


Supplies

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  • Red clay
  • White clay
  • Etch n/ Pearl tool
  • acrylic roller
  • clay conditioning machine
  • texture sheets
  • texture roller
  • seed pearls
  • Diamond Glaze

Miscellaneous

  • craft knife
  • yarn or ribbon
  • pin

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