Christmas Scented Clay Ornament Craft

I love making our home smell like Christmas. We have made several awesome holiday DIYs to help with just that like our oil diffusing ornament and these scented pinecones. Today we have a new fun way to scent your home with air dry clay Christmas ornaments!

These homemade ornaments are so easy and take about 2 minutes to make. Your kids will love helping you make these Christmas decorations – just follow the step by step tutorial!

Image shows a homemade clay ornament with essential oils and a red ribbon hanging from the Christmas tree. Text says "Christmas scented clay ornaments" From Kids Activities Blog.
Kids will have enjoy making this fun project with air dry clay!

 

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Christmas Scented Homemade Clay Ornaments

These clay ornaments are not only easy to make, but they are also a great way to spend time with your family. It’s one of our favorite things to do during the holiday season. You could add this to your countdown till Christmas list or make some of these every year as keepsake ornaments and as a reminder of family time you spent together.

Supplies Needed To Make These Scented Clay Ornaments

All you need is:

These are the main things you need to make this Christmas craft but there are also optional supplies to really make these ornaments your own, like a thin ribbon or colored tissue paper. The end result will be completely original and unique. We recommend getting gift tags too.

Optional:

  • Acrylic paint
  • Glitter
  • Cookie stamps

The essential oil we have been using is Christmas Spirit  – the most perfect Christmas-y oil ever. Use this orange, cinnamon, and spruce blend in a diffuser and your home will really smell like Christmas! We love beautiful ornaments that also smell delicious.

How To Make Clay Ornaments

Image shows a homemade clay ornament with essential oils and a red ribbon hanging from the Christmas tree. From Kids Activities Blog.
There are so many different shapes and colors you can try with this recipe.
  1. To make this clay ornament grab a bit of air-dry clay and smooth it out with a rolling pin.
  2. Cut out a circle with a wine glass, Christmas cookie cutters, or use a circular cookie cutter shape to make a fun shape like a Christmas tree or a bell, etc.
  3. Then, use a straw to poke a hole in the top of the ornament for the ribbon to string through.
  4. Next you can design your own ornaments with anything you have around the house with a design. For instance, some great ideas are a plastic letter that kids play with to put their initials on top. Or use a little star play-doh shape maker like I did. Cookie stamps are also a good option and you can find many Christmas themed ones in any craft store. Then remove rough edges for a more finished look.
  5. Flip it over and add 4 drops of essential oil to the back and then leave it to dry for a day or two at room temperature on a baking sheet or wax paper.
  6. Add a piece of ribbon and hang your DIY ornaments on the tree!
Image shows a homemade clay ornament with essential oils and a red ribbon hanging from the Christmas tree. From Kids Activities Blog.
This craft is perfect for kids of all ages.

 

Note:

If the scent starts drying you can add a couple more drops to the back to make them smell good again!

Make These Air Dry Clay Ornaments Spectacular

These DIY clay ornaments are lovely as is, but you can make them spectacular and unique. For best results, when you’re rolling the clay, add some glitter! Chunky glitter, fine glitter, there are so many different color combinations!

Some of my favorite Christmas colors are: red, green, silver, and gold. But loud colors are very popular too, so rainbows and neon colors like pink and green work well too on homemade Christmas ornaments.

Acrylic paint works best on air dry clay ornaments. It dries the best, keeps its boldness, and lasts the longest on it.

For extra uniqueness, you can make them in different sizes, add a gold leaf, etc. The goal is to enjoy making this fun project with the entire family – both younger kids and older kids included.

More Christmas Ornament Crafts!

Image shows a collage of different Christmas crafts from Kids Activities Blog. A tree ornament, a flower ornament, a play doh star ornament, a gingerbread man ornament and orange slices ornament.
If you have leftover ingredients, you can try these Christmas crafts too.

We have over 100 Christmas crafts for you and your family to try!

Christmas Scented Clay Ornament Craft

Christmas Scented Clay Ornament Craft

These beautiful clay ornaments are scented to smell like Christmas! This is the perfect craft to do with your family.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 35 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15-$20

Materials

  • Air-dry clay
  • Ribbon
  • Essential oils
  • Cookie cutters (or a wine glass)
  • Acrylic paint (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Cookie stamps (optional)

Tools

Instructions

  1. To make this clay ornament grab a bit of air-dry clay and smooth it out with a rolling pin.
  2. Cut out a circle with a wine glass or use a cookie cutter to make a fun shape like a Christmas tree or a bell, etc.
  3. Then, use a straw to poke a hole in the top for the ribbon to string through.
  4. Next you can design the ornament with anything you have around the house with a design. For instance, a plastic letter that kids play with to put your initial on top. Or use a star play-doh shape maker like I did. Cookie stamps are also a good option and have many Christmas themed ones.
  5. Flip it over and add 4 drops of essential oil to the back and then leave it to dry for a day or two.
  6. Add a piece of ribbon and hang it on the tree!

 

Are you going to try making these clay ornaments? Which shapes and designs will you make?