I’ve never EVER been good at lyrics in fact, those absolutely hilarious Youtube videos of wrong lyrics is basically me, completely. (Watch them on Boxing Day for a good, if sometimes inappropriate, laugh with the famdamily!)
The Christmas classic 12 Days of Christmas, for me basically involves a lot of Doodledoos, two turtle doves and, obviously, a partridge in a pear tree. So, I have a lot of love for the turtle doves and have been making a whole heap out of the most beautiful and easy air dry clay and paper. Who knows what a turtle dove actually looks like, these are less turtle, more dove.
There is a whole tutorial on making these clay and decoupage bird ornaments over on Lulastic from a couple of years ago.
I did it again this year, this time I made my own air dry clay and covered using the page of an old book and without the varnish layer. And I love them!
I use the absolutely fabulous Mel Wiggin’s awesome recipe:
“Ok, so the recipe is pretty simple:
1 cup of baking soda
1/2 a cup of cornflour
3/4 cup of water
Mix the dry ingredients in a heavy saucepan first (no heat obvs), add the water and then bring the mixture to the boil – stirring all the time. ALL THE TIME.”
After 15 minutes, when cool, you can knead it out and start crafting. We all have fun with this.
We made turtle doves- did I mention? And Juno kind of just squashed it into the carpet and Ramona made worms. When it had air-dried I used homemade mod podge to stick the paper on. Love them.
Perfect for a bit of thrifty, fun, easy Christmas crafting.