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No Bake Clay Christmas Ornaments Scented with Essential Oils

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Make your own no bake clay Christmas ornaments with just cookie cutters and ribbon! Use essential oils to add Christmas scents like pine.

No bake Christmas ornaments are a great kids craft! Use air dry clay and cookie cutters to make fun Christmas ornaments. Add essential oils to create an oil diffuser Christmas ornament.

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

Crayola Air Dry Clay

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.

Crayola Air Dry Clay Christmas Ornament

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.

DIY Clay Ornaments

Next, use an assortment of cookie cutters to cut out the ornament shapes.  We used some traditional Christmas shapes and some Star Wars shapes.  Because nothing says Christmas like Bobba Fett.

Air Dry Clay Ornaments

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.

Clay Ornament

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.

Christmas Scented Essential Oils

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.

Plant Therapy Essential Oils

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Allow the ornaments to dry on a cooling rack for a few days.  They will lighten up in color as they dry.

DIY Star Wars Air Dry Clay Ornaments

Use ribbon to hang on your Christmas tree. These would be a great addition to cinnamon applesauce ornaments or garland.

No Bake Clay Christmas Ornament

These easy Christmas ornaments are a great smelling addition to any Christmas tree.

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  • Rhonda Gales
    December 3, 2016

    These are so cute Camille. Great project to do with the kids. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

  • Charlotte Burkholder
    November 30, 2016

    Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-up. Please come back and join us again! Remember to leave your host a comment to increase the chance of being featured.

  • Melinda Mitchell
    November 29, 2016

    so neat! I love anything easy that the kids can help with!

  • Rebekah
    November 29, 2016

    These look great! I have always wanted to try these with my kids! Thanks for the how to!