These handmade clay decorations are rather special and a lot of work has gone into making each one.
Each decoration is individually cut from hand, air dried and hand painted on each side with intricate decorative detail. I love both the bird designs (which could be used and enjoyed all year round), but the stars are really nice and seasonal too. They’d make a lovely addition to a tree and come threaded with ribbon.
Update November 2014:
We know how popular these clay decorations have been with readers of Cosy Home. Unfortunately, they don’t currently seem to be available, but if you’re looking for handmade clay decorations, then have a look at some of these alternatives:
If birds make your heart flutter, take a look at this cute handpainted ceramic bird by Reolofs and Reuben. They’re £9.50 each.
Or for an unusually shaped octagonal decoration, look at these, which are handmade in stoneware clay by Anna Alicia. They’re £9 each and a choice of patterns are available.
Make your own handmade clay decorations: 4 DIY tutorials
If you’re feeling creative and inspired, why not have a go at making your own handmade clay decorations?
1. Jessica Jane Handmade has a good holiday ornament tutorial focusing on making cute little clay birds.
2. A Beautiful Mess has a tutorial for making some very elegant looking black and white clay ornaments.
3. Discover how to make star and heart shaped polymer clay decorations at the George Weil site.
4. Will Taylor at Bright Bazaar has a guide to making Christmas clay ornaments.