Make Gingerbread Ornaments with Clay and Memento Ink

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

 See How to Make Gingerbread Ornaments with Polymer Clay and Memento Ink

This holiday season, the best recipe for gingerbread cookies can be found right here! It takes only a few ingredients/materials and no baking, with a long-lasting fresh cookie look! The first ingredient is clay! I used an air dry one to avoid any “baking” at all. A nice match of Walnut Ink Crystals with Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad gives a beautiful gingerbread color that will make people think these cookies are baked to perfection. Decorate the cookies with easy glazing and fine detail provided by the thin nozzle of irRESISTible Pico Embellisher colors. See if you can trick someone into tasting them! (Ok, maybe don’t go that far…)

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour + clay drying time


Step 1

Use the rolling pin to flatten the clay in a thick layer. Cut shapes with the cookie cutters. Lay them on the parchment paper and set aside to dry.

Step 2

Dilute a few Walnut Ink Crystals in water and paint the clay shapes.

Step 3

Use a jumbo sponge dauber to darken and add a bit of texture on the clay shapes with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

Step 4

Use the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Wedding Dress as ‘sugar glaze’ to decorate the clay cookies.

Step 5

Add color and details on the clay cookies with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Morocco and Pear Tart colors.


Walnut Ink Crystals
Walnut Ink Crystals
Memento Inkpad in Rich Cocoa
Memento Inkpad Rich Cocoa
irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Wedding Dress
irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Wedding Dress
irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Pear TartirRESISTible Pico Embellisher Pear Tart irRESISTible Pico Embellisher MoroccoirRESISTible Pico Embellisher Morocco Sponge DauberSponge Dauber
  • Air dry clay
  • Cookie cutters
  • Rolling pin
  • Parchment paper
  • Paintbrush

5 thoughts on “Make Gingerbread Ornaments with Clay and Memento Ink

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  3. Love these!! When I first seen them, I thought they were fabric, lol! I’m also looking for one of those tutorials bc I bought a snowman long ago at a Primitive booth somewhere and love it but these are far easier!
    Another way to get the icing look is to use 3D fabric paint… I get mine from the Dollar Tree, but I believe they are called Scribbles… They come in a small squeeze bottle so you can write or draw onto fabric with them. They make awesome “Drizzle” for crafts though and easy to find, plus super cheap! I use the white one from DT for my faux breads and cupcakes and they look awesome! Also, the gloss brown makes an excellent “hot chocolate” Drizzle if you make faux food like ice cream sundae for displaying! Thanks for sharing this, this one will be fun for my son and I to try!

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