10 days to go until Christmas Eve...how is that possible? I got a little of my Christmas shopping done today but still have a LOT to do. And our house decorations? Forget about it - my neighbors must think that we're descendants of Ebeneezer Scrooge. But. I found some time today to create a quick and sparkly ornament using Sculpey clay and glitter. Easy peasy. Here's how:
I started with two colors of Sculpey clay - grey for the seal and a white for the ball.
After some squishing and molding, I got the clay to look like a seal. Sort of. I then created a round ball for the seal's nose and, using a straight pin, poked a hole through the top of the ball. I baked the whole thing according to the packaging, around 20 minutes, and once it was out and cooled off, I colored some stripes onto the ball using colored Sharpies.
Since there were some imperfections in the finish of the seal (a few bumps and dings), I decided to gloss over the whole thing with a layer of sparkle paint.
Then, I stuck the pin back into the top of the ball, rounded the top of the pin to make a hanger, looped some string through, and voila...
We are in the final stretch til Christmas! 10 more ornaments to go. Stay sane... and stay homey!