The Dala Horse is a world image of Swedish heritage, however simply since you’re not Scandinavian doesn’t imply you possibly can’t take part on the enjoyable of the custom. In case your private fashion tends to lean Scandinavian Trendy (like mine does!), why not make some monochromatic Dala Horse ornaments to decorate your Christmas Tree or adorn present packages this yr? Made with polymer clay, a cookie cutter, and a paint pen, they bake up like a batch of cookies in about 25 minutes and add a easy Nordic contact to Vacation festivities.

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materials

Supplies:

  • White oven bake polymer clay
  • Rolling Pin
  • Dala horse cookie cutter
  • Black acrylic paint pens: High-quality tip & Additional nice tip
  • Black string
  • Parchment paper
  • Toothpick
  • Pencil
  • Cookie sheet
  • Oven

rolling-clay

Warmth your oven to 275 levels F. Lay down parchment paper in your work floor. Unwrap polymer clay, type it right into a ball, after which roll it out to 1/eight″ thickness. If the clay begins sticking to your rolling pin, lay a bit of parchment over prime of the clay, and proceed rolling out.

cookie-cutter

Minimize out Dala horses by laying cookie cutter on the clay and urgent down firmly to chop by way of the clay.

cut-parchment

Take away surrounding extra clay and put aside. We’ll roll the surplus out later for extra ornaments. Reduce parchment across the horses with a 1/2″-1″ border.

toothpick

On the base of the horse’s neck/again, use a toothpick to type a gap giant sufficient for the decoration string to suit by way of. Switch parchment sq./ornaments to the cookie sheet.At this level repeat steps 1-four with remaining extra clay forming two extra ornaments. Bake ornaments at 275 levels on the middle rack for 25-half-hour. Take away from oven and permit to chill.

pencil-line

As soon as cooled, flippantly draw your design on the ornaments with a pencil.

paint-pen

Fill within the design with paint markers. I discovered it best to stipulate the design with the additional fantastic tip pen first, after which fill in with the high-quality tip.

add-string

Reduce string items roughly eleven-12″ lengthy. Feed by way of the toothpick gap and double knot the ends. Grasp in your tree or tie into package deal bows present toppers!

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