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Well, as you can see, my week of DIY ornaments took a little break. It wasn’t my intention, but life has been a little busy. I have taken on a big project – I’m in the middle of making the costumes for my mom’s Christmas program at her church. I’ve made 3 spiders, 3 flowers, and I’m in the process of making a duck, a skunk, a bull, a donkey, a camel, and a cow (and there are more I’m not remembering right now). So, I’m going to attempt to stay on top of it all this week. ‘Tis he season for being slightly crazy, right?
So, this will take you back to elementary school. I’m sure you all made these in the 3rd grade, and your mother hung the ugly blobby things on your tree, and you were so proud. Well I think this might be an update. These simple ornaments are made with the classic salt dough recipe, but stamped for a cleaner design.
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
Mix all ingredients in a mixer until a smooth dough forms. To dry the dough, bake in a 250F oven for at least 3 hours.
I rolled out the dough to 1/4″ thick, stamped my M’s (for McConnel) and birds and then cut out the circle. It was easier to stamp first so that the image would be centered. I rolled out the dough on the parchment paper so I wouldn’t have to move the ornaments. Oh and I just used a regular plastic drinking straw for the hole at the top. Once they were dry, I threaded twine through the holes. These look cute on the tree and attached to gifts. I also used them as napkin rings for Thanksgiving. I of course made a batch for my kids and they spent hours making all kinds of treasures for the tree as well.
What has you overwhelmed and hectic this season?