I laid down a sheet of freezer paper to help keep the clay from sticking to the surface as I rolled it out. I like to use freezer paper because it is sturdier than wax paper. I used a length of copper pipe to roll out the clay because it was smooth and it was handy. What? You don’t have a piece of copper pipe? I’m sure a standard rolling-pin would work just as well.
I used a medium-sized star cookie cutter. The clay did stick a little to the freezer paper as I pulled them up, and they stretched slightly out of shape too. I ended up getting a small spatula to help lift them off the paper.
The star shapes were not exactly perfect and most of the points were rounded. I took a few seconds to consider this, and decided that they were perfectly fine.
Make a hole in the top of each star for hanging. Use a bamboo skewer, a pencil tip or the end of a paint brush.
Make sure the hole is large enough for the twine (ribbon) you want to use to be able to easily pass through.
Let the clay dry completely. The dry time will depend on the thickness of the clay. Mine took 2 days to completely dry. I used a fine grit sandpaper to lightly sand the tops to smooth over a few rough spots.