Ornament #12 – Clay Puppy Paw {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

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For today’s ornament I used a product called Pluffy Clay.  Made by Sculpey, it’s reported to be “an amazingly versatile clay that never dries out”.  Today I put that claim to the test.  The package of Pluffy I own, I purchased TWO years ago.  I had a backup plan if this didn’t work out, but I really wanted to make these clay ornaments.


01093ac9a7ae7cb15aa461dedcf1d0504714b952280178f71e587da6b9c515faf4de1796370eeabe0caf01f1b921c5dedb670c9e3f590665b009020a9c32d9I opened the package, followed the instructions and sure enough the clay worked beautifully.  It was NOT dry, very easy to work with, rolled out beautifully and sliced very well.  I used a soap mold to stamp my puppy paw impression and then cut out a circle around the impression using a paper-crafting circle die.  Not the most conventional use of a circle die, but it worked.  I poked a hole at the top for the ribbon using my shish kabob skewers and “cooked” them in a 275 degree oven for 20 minutes.  After the ornaments cooled off, I painted them using Martha Stewart’s Pearl acrylic paint (Jet Stream).  The Jet Stream color is a light wintery blue and the pearl-essence gives them a lovely glittery look.








I used white Pluffy, but the product comes in 16 different colors and I would highly recommend it and use it again.

Quest46LogoItem #34 – Declutter and decorate the Master Bedroom.

Everyone has a room in their house/apartment that is the catch-all hideaway especially when company’s coming over.  For us it’s the Master Bedroom.  I’m, by far, the worst culprit in our family, but I want to change that.  I first want to declutter and then decorate the room to make it a peaceful, beautiful space.

Question of the Day:  When do you start listening to Christmas music?




Remember to enter the giveaway – here’s how:

1)  Leave a comment on each day’s post by answering my “Question of the Day”.  The “Question of the Day” will be right above my closing.
It looks like this :: Grace

2)  Over the course of this blog series, you can enter a maximum of 30 times.

There will be Mini Give-aways on the 15th, 22nd and 29th days of November.

  • The winner of each mini give-away will get to choose an ornament from the previous week.  For instance, the winner on the 15th will pick from Ornaments 8-14, the winner on the 22nd will pick from Ornaments 15-21, etc..
  • The Mini Give-away winners are still eligible for the Grand Give-away on December 1st.

On December 1, 2014, I will have a random drawing for one (1) lucky winner.  I will contact the winner for their mailing details and will mail to anywhere in the world.

Links to {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}
Ornament #1
Ornament #2
Ornament #3
Ornament #4
Ornament #5
Ornament #6
Ornament #7
Ornament #8
Ornament #9
Ornament #10
Ornament #11





Once again I offered to let mom use my paw print and once again she said I was too wiggly.  I still don’t agree.

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13 Responses to Ornament #12 – Clay Puppy Paw {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

  1. Alan says:

    Just after thanksgiving…when 96.1 goes all xmas…

  2. Pam Robertson says:

    I could listen to it all year long! At my office my co-workers have a strict after thanksgiving rule. I think it may have something to do with my sing-a-longs and them needing to enforce a time limit on that, but who knows! I love Christmas music!!

  3. Right after Thanksgiving.

  4. Michelle says:

    The SECOND the clock strikes midnight on November 1st.

  5. Cathy Powell says:

    December 1st

  6. Kathy Ryan says:

    After Thanksgiving.

  7. karijo68 says:

    After Thanksgiving:)

  8. Neil says:

    The day after Thanksgiving.

  9. Emi says:

    Shortly after Thanksgiving.

  10. Marjorie C says:

    Around December 1

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