Santa Coat Ornament
Handmade Christmas tree ornaments can be so much fun to make. My inspiration for this one comes from a Norman Rockwell painting. I first saw it many years ago but the image of the puppy in the pocket has stayed with me. It seemed like a sweet little addition to my Santa hanging coat ornament. The template for the coat is included with the instructions.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1, the thinnest is 9.
step 1 - Download and cut out the template pieces on printer paper.
Set the clay conditioning machines to #2 setting and roll out 1.5 ounces of red clay, 1 ounce of white clay, .50 ounce of Ecru. Hand roll a speck of black for the dog’s nose.
step 19 - Bake the clay at 275 degrees in a 350 degree oven. Allow to cool completely before handling.
step 20 - Hang the coat on a decorative wire.
- Work with each color clay on a separate sheet of wax paper. Because of the texture of the white clay, it can flake while working with it. Keeping each color clay on it’s on work surface will eliminate contaminating other colors with white flecks.
- Wipe off tools when switching from one color to another, including the conditioning machine.
- While cutting and shaping clay, work on wax paper. The paper will slide, allowing you to easily turn the clay to work on all areas.
- Premo Cherry Pie, Ecru, White, and Black clay
- Sculpey Etch ‘n Pearl Tool
- Cutting Blade
- Conditioning machine
- Bunny cutter
- wax paper
- plastic wrap
- aluminum foil