#313 – Seahorse Doily Christmas Ornament
#313 – Seahorse
Doily Christmas Ornament
Clay Casting Project
Create unique and delightful Christmas ornaments
for the surfers, fishermen and ocean-loving people in your life

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp
#313 – Seahorse
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white
1 clay casting* #313 – Seahorse (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions).
Crimper cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer
Acrylic paints: white, pearl white, gold
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 crimper cookie cutter. Let dry and sand rough edges smooth.
2.  Apply a coat of primer and let dry.
3.  Apply white paint to the background of casting and let dry. Apply pearl white paint to seahorse and let dry. Apply gold paint to edges of casting as shown.
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.