#024 – Partridge in a Pear Tree Ornament
#024 – Partridge in a Pear Tree
Doily Christmas Ornament
Clay Casting Project
What a fabulous way to celebrate Christmas –
baking delicious holiday cookies with the family
 and creating charming handmade Christmas ornaments

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp
#024 – Partridge in a Pear Tree
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white
1 clay casting* #024 – Partridge in a Pear Tree (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions).
Scallop cookie cutter (as pictured) or other shape (or use knife)
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic paints: red, brown, gold, green (or colors of choice)
Stiffened doily (see How to Stiffen Doilies)
Hot glue and Tacky glue
Gold cord, floral wire, or fishing line

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from paper instead of clay (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.


1.  While clay is still wet, cut out casting using cookie cutter or knife. Let dry and sand rough edges smooth.
2.  Apply a coat of primer and let dry.
3.  Apply red paint to background and let dry. Then green to leaves, brown to bird, and gold to pears and let dry. Highlight tips of leaves, bird and edges of casting with gold and let dry.
4.  Hot glue casting to center of stiffened doily.
5.  Hot glue ribbon, gold cord, floral wire, or fishing line on back as a hanger.

This clay casting project is featured along with dozens of others
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic paper casting
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.

Project designed and created by Sue Moore. Photography by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.

Cookie and photograph courtesy of Goose Hill Farm.