Scandinavian Contemporary Dala Horse Ornaments

The Dala Horse is an international symbol of Swedish heritage, but just because you’re not Scandinavian doesn’t imply you can not join in on the enjoyable of the tradition. If your private fashion tends to lean Scandinavian Present day (like mine does!), why not make some monochromatic Dala Horse ornaments to dress your Christmas Tree or adorn gift packages this year? Created with polymer clay, a cookie cutter, and a paint pen, they bake up like a batch of cookies in about 25 minutes and include a straightforward Nordic touch to Holiday festivities.

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

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Heat your oven to 275 degrees F. Lay down parchment paper on your function surface. Unwrap polymer clay, type it into a ball, and then roll it out to 1/8″ thickness. If the clay commences sticking to your rolling pin, lay a piece of parchment over prime of the clay, and proceed rolling out.

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Lower out Dala horses by laying cookie cutter on the clay and pressing down firmly to lower by means of the clay.

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Eliminate surrounding excess clay and set aside. We’ll roll the excess out later on for extra ornaments. Lower parchment around the horses with a 1/2″-1″ border.

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At the base of the horse’s neck/back, use a toothpick to kind a hole massive ample for the ornament string to fit by means of. Transfer parchment square/ornaments to the cookie sheet.At this stage repeat steps 1-four with remaining extra clay forming two much more ornaments. Bake ornaments at 275 degrees on the center rack for 25-30 minutes. Get rid of from oven and allow to great.

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Once cooled, lightly draw your layout on the ornaments with a pencil.

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Fill in the design with paint markers. I located it easiest to outline the layout with the further fine tip pen first, and then fill in with the fine tip.

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Minimize string pieces approximately 11-12″ lengthy. Feed by means of the toothpick hole and double knot the ends. Hang on your tree or tie into package bows present toppers!

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Erin Francois

Maker, designer, flea market enthusiast, and French culture devotee– Erin Francois simply loves to make things. A passion encouraged early on in childhood by her mother and grandmother (both hardcore DIY-ers!) and strengthened with a background in interior layout


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