001 Santa Claus Gift Tag Project
#001 – Santa Claus Gift Tag
Clay Casting Project

Have FUN creating unique and delightful gift bags and tags!
   

   


Springerle Cookie

Speculaas Cookie


Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #001 – Santa Claus
Clay* - we used Creative Paperlay® which air dries to a paintable pure white (no oven needed)
1 clay casting* - #001 – Santa Claus (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions)
1 2" round cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board (fine grit)
Acrylic primer (optional)
1 blank craft paper gift tag (from craft store or make your own)
Hole punch
Acrylic clear varnish (optional)
Acrylic paints: black, red, pearl white (for beard, cap trim and cuffs), white (background), gold (buckle), peach (face), pink (cheeks)
Tacky glue or hot glue
1 piece jute string or ribbon 8" long (or longer if desired) for hanger


*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from paper instead of clay (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions). The choice is yours. 
Instructions:

1.  While clay is still wet, cut out casting with cookie cutter. Let dry.
2.  Smooth the edges with a very light sandpaper if needed.
3.  Optional: Apply a coat of primer and let dry.
4. Apply paint to Santa as shown, one color at a time, and let dry between colors so they won't run into each other. Note: the belt buckle is gold. Let dry.
5.  Optional:  Apply a light coat of varnish to seal in paint. Let dry. Apply a 2nd coat of varnish if desired for more sturdiness. Let dry. Note: Varnishing will give the casting a more glossy finish. You can also varnish the back of the casting for more protection.
6.  Glue casting to gift tag and let dry.
7.  Punch hole at top and attach pice of jute or ribbon.



Projects designed and created by Maggie Montgomery.
Photographs by David Montgomery




Designs shown above (L to R):  #030 – Christmas Tree,  #420 – Holly Sprig (2),
 #031 – Noel Stocking,  #001 – Santa Claus




Celebrate Christmas with delicious Shortbread Cookies to match!


...or try some Springerle Cookies!






...or some Speculaas Cookies!



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