Welcome to the 2018 Ornament Exchange. Each year a Christmas loving group of bloggers participate in an ornament exchange. For this year’s ornament, I decided to make cookies for Santa from a clay saucer.
This fun ornament exchange is hosted by Erlene of My Pinterventures. It is a link party I love being part of. I just love making Christmas ornaments and this is a great source of inspiration and new ideas.
My ornament exchange partner is Jeanie. She is the creative mind behind the blog, Create and Babble. Aren’t the ornaments she made adorable! I love them.
Now each year for the past 20 plus years I make an ornament from a clay pot. One of my most popular ones is a gingerbread man. Another cute one is the cottage that I made last year. Or maybe the snowman. And each year I tell myself this is the best one. This year’s idea is no different. I actually came up with the idea last year at Christmas. I couldn’t wait to get started. And would you believe I thought about it all year! But I got the supplies this fall and figured out the details.
Start by painting the clay saucer white. Do both sides. The 1-inch candle cup is now the mug. That should also be painted white. After the paint on the mug is dry, dab three dots of green and a dot of red around the top for a holly design. On the inside, you can paint the inside dark brown to mimic hot chocolate.
You will see the mug of hot chocolate has “cookies for Santa” on it. You can print it out on the computer, using the smallest font. Cut it out. I used Mod Podge to put it on the mug. Use clear glue to glue in the candy cane.
To make the plate look like a plate, not a clay saucer, cut a piece of wrapping paper that blends with the white.
I used the circle stencil to make sure the circle fit into the saucer. Use Mod Podge to put it on the plate.
The cookies are made from 1-inch wood discs. Use two per plate. I decided to make chocolate chip cookies. Paint the disc in a light tan.
I mixed a little bit of the brown with white to make the color. After the cookies are dry, dab the dark brown over the cookies for the chips.
To finish the Cookies for Santa up, use the clear glue to put the cookies on the plate and the mug on the side. Glue a piece of ribbon to the back to hang on the tree.
If you end up making these to give as gifts as I do then you will probably love this. I put the ornaments on a gorgeous bamboo serving tray. It keeps the ornaments in a safe place until I can pass them out. I love the size. And you will be seeing it in the future posts as well, it is so handy. It is provided by Household Wonders. If you buy it now Enter ‘SHOPPENO5’ at checkout for a $5 discount on your order with free shipping included. This tray will be fantastic during the holidays.
For some more great Christmas ornaments click on the link. I know I will be reading each one for Christmas inspiration.