Make your own no bake clay Christmas ornaments with just cookie cutters and ribbon! Use essential oils to add Christmas scents like pine.
A few years ago we started making our DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Necklaces using clay. We tried two different types of clay to see which one worked better. We had a lot of clay leftover in the craft supplies.
Last Christmas I was missing the scent of a live pine tree. We use fake Christmas trees because we live in the desert. Keeping a live tree alive in our dry weather is not easy.
I usually burn a pine scented candle to give the house a Christmas smell, but the scent was giving me a headache.
No Bake Clay Christmas Ornaments
So we pulled out the clay and used it to make clay ornaments that we then scented with Christmas oils.
We used Crayola Air-Dry Clay to make the ornaments. I found that while the clay takes longer to harden, it is very sturdy as long as the finished project is fairly thick. We used Terra Cotta, but the clay also comes in white.
This project is as kid friendly as it gets. Any age can make these on their own with a little help.
Grab a chunk of clay and roll it out so it’s on the thick side. We use wood pizza and pastry dough rollers to roll out the clay. They are great for little hands.
Push down the cookie cutter in to the clay. Don’t pull it out. Just tear the clay away from the outside of the cutter.
While the clay is wet, add in details. We added eyes and buttons and such to the gingerbread people. We used our texture stamps from the clay necklaces to add some detail to bells and trees.
For the oil diffuser necklaces, I added the essential oils after the necklaces had dried. But for the ornaments, I added the oil while the clay was still wet. I liked that the ornaments dried with the scent right in them. We used a Christmas blend and some pine scents.
Allow the ornaments to dry on a cooling rack for a few days. They will lighten up in color as they dry.
Use ribbon to hang on your Christmas tree. These would be a great addition to cinnamon applesauce ornaments or garland.
These easy Christmas ornaments are a great smelling addition to any Christmas tree.