Tuesday, 19 November 2013

DIY Plaster Ornaments

If you have every crafted with kids this post is going to make you think that I have gone crazy. Kids crafts should be sturdy and strong because they're rough but instead I went for very breakable plaster ornaments.




They were really simple but a bit time consuming waiting around for them to dry, I wanted to try a big one but that just broke so I used some chocolate moulds and made small ones.


Supplies:
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Water
  • Moulds
  • Paint / brushes
  • Sealer
  • Felt
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue


First I mixed up the plaster of Paris, then poured it into the moulds to set.


Waited 24 hours and popped them out.


Painted them up, then painted them with a gloss sealer, stuck some felt on the back and added a ribbon tie for the tree.


Elizabeth and I only broke half of them....not make sure all the bubbles are remove from the POP



Diy Delight or Disaster? Well in spite of breaking a few they were fun to make and I think they came up really well. Bright, cheery and tradtional, Delight.

What craft will you skip doing again with the kids?

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

18 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I'm headed over to pin them because I might have to try these! :)

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  2. Cute. If you don't want to wait around for the plaster to dry, you can buy all sorts of plaster ornaments at Michaels super cheap to paint. :)

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  3. They look so cute Mel. I always get the kids to make their teacher's Christmas cards and that's about all I have the patience for. LOL (kidding) we usually make paper decorations for the tree or other bits and pieces. They get a real kick out of it.

    Anne xx

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  4. Cute, cheery and homemade! Perfect! I have zero plans for crafting with kids this year...unless you want to send me few kids!

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  5. I've never worked with plaster of paris - can't stand the texture ;-) Your ornaments turned out very cheerful and colorful ! {my kids were difficult to craft with - Cheri too impatient and Dimitri too precise !}

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  6. Well those are just adorable! My kids favorite thing to make at Christmas is a paper chain that we count down the days left.

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  7. Great idea for fun with the kids. I bought a carton of plaster of paris for a project I wanted to try and thought it too messy to work with. Maybe one day.

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  8. Those ornaments are adorable Mel! Love that they're polka dotted. Sooo cute!

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  9. Delight. We used to do plaster ornaments when I was a kid, and I still remember how fun they were.

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  10. What a fun project! I don't think I've ever used plaster of paris...except to make pinatas...I think. I want to get me some molds and get to it!

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  11. Mel, I love them! If I make my Christmas ornaments board a group board,would you be a pinner? I'm just into all things tree :)

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  12. I haven't done plaster of paris since I was a kid. How fun. Super cute. Pinning. Visiting from DBB & @DearCreatives Theresa

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  13. Mel those turned out great. Even with a few broken ones I think it was still worth it. They are bright and cheery. And I am sure you made some happy memories while making them. Beautiful pictures!

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  14. Melly those turned out wonderful. I will try these. Thanks for sharing .

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  15. Very cute! Considering my kids are your age and live too far away, I probably won't be making any crafts with them this year. ;)

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  16. There are always a few sacrificial pieces in the bunch... and what a good lesson for your daughter...t doesn't always turn out the way we planned. I think the ones that did turn out are darn right adorable!!!

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  17. They might not be fun to make with kids but they turned out great! Pinning

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  18. Very cute Mel and Elizabeth!! We have an annual craft day with all the sisters and daughters! Ours is next Saturday! Looking forward to all the food and fun!

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