How To: Make Porcelain Clay Ornaments for £2.00!

Im a HUGE pinterest fan and I kept stumbling upon people making these lovely white like porcelain ornaments. There looked pretty simple and easy to make so I thought ahhh ill give them ago with the kids!… Fast forward a year haha, we have finally made some! yay!


They not really Porcelain (of course), but they have the characteristics of porcelain and you can make them quick and easy!… Can be used for alsorts, Christmas Decorations, Gift Tags, House Ornaments, Jewellery etc etc


  • 1 cup Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 cup Cornflour
  • 3/4 (3 quarters) cup of water
  • Pan
  • Cooker
  • Spoon
  • GreaseProof Paper
  • Damp Cloth

Here’s how to do it:

Make porcelain ingredients

Step1: Grab your ingredients, you can make more or less depending on what/ how much your wanting to make.. Simply just double the ingredients if you want to make more, or half them for less.

Step 2: Empty the Bicarbonate of Soda and the Cornflour into the Pan and mix together.

Step 3: Pour in the water and put the stove on medium heat. Be sure to KEEP stirring the mixture to avoid it sticking to the pan. The mixture at first will be abit like thin cream, once it starts to heat up it will soon take on the consistency of Mashed potatoes.

Step 4: Once you get to the Mashed Potato Stage, take it away from the stove, remove the mixture from the pan and put it onto greaseproof paper. Then cover it with a damp cloth… BE CAREFUL ITS HOT!


Step 5: Once the mixture has cooled down, grab a chunk of it, it should feel silky, soft and abit like fondant. Sprinkle some cornflour onto your surface and roll it out. (If you have any mixture left over, pop it into a zippy lock bag and it can keep in the fridge for a while, great if you want to make some more)

Step 6: You can use cookie cutters, do it freehand, stamps, leaves etc etc… Remember if you want to hang them on the Christmas Tree, make sure you pop a hole in before there set.

Step 7: You can air dry them, but of course this can take time, the thicker they are the longer they will take… Or you can pop them into the oven for a few minutes to speed this process up. Time will vary greatly due to the thickness that you have made your cut outs. So keep an eye on them.

Step 8: The first batch that we did, I kind of left them in the oven abit longer than I should of done oppps… But you can Sand, paint or add glitter etc.. so that will hide the burnt bits lol… I guess practice makes perfect.

Homemade porcelain ornaments

On the Stars I inscribed our Names, I’m going to add some ribbon and hang them from the Christmas Tree, so we can keep them for years to come.


9 thoughts on “How To: Make Porcelain Clay Ornaments for £2.00!

  1. sarahmo3w

    I’m not a crafty person at all, but those look pretty easy! Our tree is looking very sorry with a shortage of decorations, so maybe I should give this a go with the kids!

    1. Leanne

      Yeh deffo!… There really quick and easy to make, and to be honest you cant really go wrong.. its like playing with playdoh x

  2. Victoria Welton (@VicWelton)

    These look so straightforward to make 🙂 I am pinning this post ready for next year! Thanks for supporting PoCoLo this year x


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