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A cute way to commemorate your first Xmas together!
Being a former CSI, I know the importance of a fingerprint. I loved the idea of creating a keepsake ornament, and what easier way to personalize than with your own loops and whorls (not spelled wrong, I promise).

Posted by Emily from Naples, Florida, United States • Published See Emily 's 129 projects »

  • Step 1

    Roll out 1/3 of a brick of the Sculpey clay color of your choice. Lighter colors are better. I used a shot glass to roll out my clay; you could get fancy and use an actual rolling pin. Thickness is your prerogative, I'd say about 1/2".

  • Step 2

    Using a cookie cutter, cut out the shape(s) you wish your ornament(s) to be. Carefully separate the excess clay from around your shape.

  • Step 3

    Using the toothpick, poke a hole through the top of your shape. This will be where your string/ribbon/whatever goes through for hanging.

  • Step 4

    Here's the fun part: have your loved one press their thumb firmly into the clay at a slight diagonal. Then, overlap your own thumbprint at the base and press firmly at an opposite diagonal angle, creating a heart shape.

  • Step 5

    Bake your ornament on a cookie sheet based on the instructions on the clay (approx. 30 min.) Allow to cool completely.

  • Step 6

    Using a small amount of watered-down black acrylic paint on your fingertip, rub the ridges of your fingerprints. Wipe off the excess with a towel. This makes the ridges appear more defined (so you can actually see it's a fingerprint). Allow to dry.

  • Step 7

    String a ribbon/string/whatever through the hole in the top of your ornament, and hang proudly! These could also be cute for wedding favors/tags or as gifts!

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Melinda K.
Melinda K. · San Diego, California, US · 5 projects
That is super cute! Same process could work for Valentine's Day, too!

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