I’m sharing a huge set of clay ornaments that I think fit into that category perfectly: DIY mushroom ornaments!
– air dry clay – jump rings – fine tipped paint brush – simple carving tool – acrylic paints – matte varnish
To make clay mushroom ornaments like mine, start by kneading a small bit of clay and rolling it into a sphere.
From there, flatten it a bit and press into the center of the round clay shape with your thumbs while shaping and flattening the edges with your fingers.
Once you have your cap shaped out, turn it over and add lines on the underside with whatever you have (I used a paper awl and the end of a paint brush) to create indentions.
You can do this by making imprints with the side of a paper awl or a paint brush, like I did. OR you can scrape the lines in instead with a pointy object. Whatever you prefer.
Just make sure that you leave a flat area in the middle of each cast so that the stems will have a good flat place to attach to when you start gluing the pieces together later.
Press a jump ring into the top of the mushroom cap, right in the center. Don’t poke it all the way in – you’ll want about half of the jump ring exposed.