Make your own no-bake clay Christmas ornaments with just cookie cutters and ribbons! Use essential oils to add Christmas scents like pine to add a wintery smell to your tree. These are great DIY ornaments for artificial trees.
What do you do when you have leftover craft supplies and want the smell of pine in your house? You whip up a batch of pine-smelling clay Christmas ornaments! 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.
The leftover clay worked great to make these no-bake clay Christmas ornaments. Spend a fun afternoon with your kids crafting and create delicious smelling ornaments for your tree.
No Bake Clay Christmas Ornaments
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.
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 into 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 using toothpicks. 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, add the essential oils after the necklaces have dried. But for the ornaments, you can add the oils 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 garlands.
These easy Christmas ornaments are a great-smelling addition to any Christmas tree.