Share New Year Wishes with homemade Wishing Stars

Share a new year wish with these adorable Clay Wishing Stars. They're a perfect gift & ideal for spreading a little love, joy, peace & hope at the beginning of January & throughout the year ahead. 

What better way to start the new year than by brightening someone's day with one of these wishing stars. Maybe you know friends or family who are looking forward to this year, maybe some are celebrating something special in the months ahead, or perhaps you know others who are finding the future a little less certain. These wishing stars are great for letting people know that you are thinking of them & that they're not alone, whatever the future holds. 

These really are super simple to make & ideal for tweens to create independently. To make them we used a packet of white air drying clay from Flying Tiger, a set of small letter stamps from Poundland, & a star cookie cutter. We rolled out the clay onto an old baking sheet until it was an even thickness & then cut out our star shapes. Using a paper straw we made a small hole in the top of each star so we could add string later.

Before we used the stamps we thought about our wishes & who to send them to. One of our friends has a difficult time ahead so 'Peace' seemed perfect for them, while other friends are expecting a baby so 'Joy' seemed just right for them. We found simple short words like; Joy, Hope, Peace, Love, Fun, & Grace worked best in the limited space on the clay & also made more of an impact. 

The small letter stamps left a neat imprint in the clay & once we'd printed all our wishes we left them to dry overnight before threading the string.

We then added a small note to each star which read:
"A New Year Wishing Star just for you. May your 2020 be filled with ..." 

These pretty Wishing Stars would make a neat addition to any Christmas thank your or new year note, & are sure to brighten up any dull winter days. We'll be sharing these with our family & friends during the first week of January.

We'd just like to take this opportunity to wish you & your family a wonderful New Year & hope that it brings you all you wish for.