DIY Breakfast Pastry Ornaments




Less than twenty shopping crafting days until Christmas!!
I finally finished putting up two of my Christmas trees but I still need to add at least one more and decorate my mantle! Where has the time gone?!
I have been hard at work making holiday DIYs that are easy and quick for all of you who still have decorating to do!!
Today's DIY is a BREAKFAST PASTRY ORNAMENT!! Is there really anything better than food ornaments?! 
Follow the step-by-step tutorial below if you agree! :D

Supplies:

  • Tan Clay
  • Colorful Clay
  • Glitter Glue - To decorate
  • Paint (with thin top) - To decorate. I used fabric paint!
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Knife 
  • Ruler
  • Pencil - Or something small to make a hole for the ornament hook
  • Ornament Hook

Step One: Preheat the oven per the instructions on your clay. Setup your work station - I typically   Take about half a package of tan clay and warm in your hands. Once it softens up, roll into a ball. It may be easier to make two smaller balls and then roll together into one. 
Next, Take your ball of clay and flatten into a thin oval. Flip the clay over and continue to use your hand to flatten. I made mine about 1/4 inch thick. 



Step Two: Take the flattened clay and use your knife and ruler to cut off the very outsides of the clay to form a rectangle. Take your ruler and measure approx. 2.5 " X 3.5" and cut down to size. If your rectangle becomes smaller than desired, repeat step one and add more clay.




Step Three: Take your colored clay (frosting color) and repeat Step one - roll and flatten clay. Do this until it is about the size of your clay rectangle. If your frosting looks too thick, remove part of the clay and smooth out until your desired thickness is achieved. Take your knife and round out the edges of the frosting so it looks like the top layer of a breakfast pastry.





Step Four: Hot glue the colored clay to the top of the tan clay. Place the clay breakfast pastry onto a baking sheet (I recommend putting foil under for easy removal) and place into the preheated oven. Bake per the directions on your clay but keep an eye on it while it bakes - I recommend taking the clay out of the office a couple of minutes before the timer goes off to see if it is done early. You can always put the clay back in the oven. I've learned the hard way to do this!



Step Five: 
DECORATE YOUR BREAKFAST PASTRY!! I made a few different types (see photos below) but only needed paint and glitter glue for this step! To make the glitter sprinkles on the pink breakfast pastry, I made thin lines using the glitter glue. This dries quickly but if you make a mistake, you can quickly wipe away with a damp paper towel. To make the swirl on the purple breakfast pastry, I recommend testing first on a paper plate to see how much paint will come out when you squeeze the bottle. 
After you've tested, make a big swirl down the middle of your frosting and let dry!
The glitter glue dried in about 15 minutes while the paint took a couple of hours to completely dry.






But really, how fun are these breakfast pastry ornaments?!
I can't wait to make more and decorate my (third) tree!

If you loved making these, check out my other ornament DIYs!!

Have a wonderful and festive weekend!!

XOXO, Karly

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