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Air Dry Clay Easter Egg Hanging Ornaments - How To Guide

Grab yourself a block of air-dry clay, some cutters, and a branch from the garden and make some of these beautiful, unique hanging Mini Easter ornaments. The perfect decoration or alternative Easter gift for family and friends.

Simple Easter crafts - Hanging 'airdry clay' egg ornaments

We always try to do Easter at home and every year the children and I make a new addition to hang on our Easter 'tree' (branches we've picked off the floor on our walks more like it!)

After discovering air-dry clay a few months ago (thanks to the inspiration of Laura Brand over at the Joy Journal) I decided to try and make some DIY Easter decorations using it.

What you will need

For these Easter ornaments I used :

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Mother of Grom - Easter Tree Egg Ornaments

Method

1. Roll out your modelling clay and start to cut out your egg shapes. I didn't have an egg shape cutter so I used a scalloped edge circle cutter and just used my hands to stretch into an egg shape.

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Mother of Grom - Easter Tree Egg Ornaments

2. Use your tools to make patterns onto your modelling clay. I used edges of cookie cutters, icing modelling tools and things around the house (like this fresh basil leaf)

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Mother of Grom - Easter Tree Egg Ornaments

3. Pop a hole in the top of each egg shape - You will need this to hang them on your branch. Lay your patterned egg shapes on some parchment paper and leave to dry for 48 hours.

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Mother of Grom - Easter Tree Egg Ornaments

4. After your Easter egg ornaments have dried, it's time to paint. I used watercolour paints for a more rustic look but you could use acrylics for a better pop of colour.

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Mother of Grom - Easter Tree Egg Ornaments

5. For these spring tree ornaments I went for pastel shades which felt fitting for Easter.

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Mother of Grom - Easter Tree Egg Ornaments

6. Leave your Easter tree ornaments dry for 3-4 hours.

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Mother of Grom - Easter Tree Egg Ornaments

7. Once your paint has dried, cut your jute string and thread through the holes at the top of your painted eggs. Tie your string to make a loop which your can hang on your branches.

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Mother of Grom - Easter Tree Egg Ornaments

8. Grab your branches and pop them in a vase or jug and hang your Easter tree ornaments onto them.

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Mother of Grom - Easter Tree Egg Ornaments

Ah Voila!

'Painted Eggs on an Easter Tree.'

As always tag me on Instagram or Facebook with your MoG homemade creations as I love seeing them all!

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Mother of Grom - Easter Tree Egg Ornaments

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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