I love collecting ornaments, especially ones that tell a story. I usually try to buy or make an ornament that is representational of where I live at the time. I have a beach ornament from when I lived in California. I have a Pike’s Peak one from when I lived in Colorado, and I have an Ohio State Buckeye ornament from Ohio. Well, since it has only been a little over a year since I moved to Washington, I thought it appropriate that I make an I Love Washington ornament. Here’s how I did it…
Things you need:
- Paper Clay
- An outline print out of the State of your choice
- BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers
- Rolling Pin
- X-acto Knife
Step 1: Size and print out the outline of your State. You will use this shortly for tracing.
Step 2: Roll out a piece of paper clay to about 1/4″ thick.
Step 3: Lay your printed State outline/template onto your paper clay and cut out the state shape with an X-acto knife. Let it dry for 1-3 days, or you can lessen the dry time by baking at 150 degrees for a little over an hour.
Step 4: Grab your BIC Mark-It™ Permanent markers and embellish your ornament. I wanted to go with the “very simple and clean” look, so I just made a little heart in the corner with my favorite color #Sapphire. I love the color and how the metallic marker goes with the sparkly the ribbon
If you’re looking for more great ideas on how to get creative this holiday season, you can get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking!
Well, I’d also like to challenge some of my family members to get creative this holiday season. Mom, Holly, and Grandma Nancy, I would love to see the creations that you make for the Merry Month of Marking. Don’t forget to tag your pictures with #BICMerryMarking so I will be able to see them.