I do very little cooking and even less baking, but I do have a special place in my heart for Christmas cookies – perhaps because they’re sort of at the intersection between baking and crafting. Today, I’m crafting up some drink markers that are dead ringers for delicious gingerbread cookies using oven-bake clay. Maybe a little too convincing, so remind your guests not to try eating them! – Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue
oven-bake clay in brown, red, and white
mini holiday cookie cutters
glass marker rings
I found my mini cookie cutters at Michael’s, and the glass marker rings amongst the jewelry findings.
Step One: Roll the block of brown clay into a ball, place between two sheets of parchment paper, and use the rolling pin to flatten to around 1/8″ thick. This clay is no dough, so it will take a little time and muscle to get the clay rolled out.
Step Two: Press the cookie cutters into the clay.
Step Three: Peel away the excess clay.
Step Four: Roll the white and red clay into super skinny rolls and tiny spheres. Wash your hands before handling the white clay, because the colors will transfer.
Step Five: Use the white clay rolls to outline each of the shapes. Use the red rolls and spheres to add some flourishes. If you have multiples of the same shape, make sure to flourish them a little differently so that they’re still effective in differentiating glasses.
Step Six: Use the toothpick, to poke a hole for the charm wire. Poke right through the parchment paper if necessary.
Step Seven: Transfer the parchment paper to a baking sheet, and bake according to the directions on your clay packaging.
Step Eight: After the ‘cookies’ have cooled, attach the charm wires. Enjoy!
Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper