Monday, January 17, 2011

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Making your own ornaments is a fun way to personalize you Christmas tree.  I think I love painting them as much as the kids do.  


Homemade Christmas Ornaments

1 cup salt
2 cups flour
1 cup water

Mix salt and flour together. Add water a little at a time.  Knead on floured surface 7-10 minutes until smooth and putty like. Roll 1/4" thick.  Cut with any kind of cookie cutter, preferably with a design. Use a toothpick to poke a hole at the top for thread, ribbon, or hanger.

Lightly grease cookie sheet.  Bake ornaments at 325 degrees until light brown, approximately 20-30 minutes.  Some may puff a little.  Just give them more character. When cool varnish or paint to protect from moisture.

I've had these since 1994 and they still hang on my tree!





8 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny, We make salt dough ornaments all the time. The boys love rolling out the dough and then painting their cut outs. It's a great activity for all ages and anytime of the year.

    I've pinned this and will share on my FB page tomorrow.

    Have a great weekend,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks.

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    1. Thank you for your share. I cannot wait to do this tradition with my own daughter to pass on to her family when she grows up.

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  2. And here I am again..I'm all over decorations with this FFF party, lol...can't help myself! I love decorating for Xmas!!! These are too cute! I have 1 to start my collection already, my baby made one in preschool..so I just have to keep going! Thank You for sharing!
    Lizy

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    1. I made these one of the first years after we were married as they were cheap to make for our tree and money was tight. I think they would be great gift tags or teachers gifts.

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  3. This is absolutely darling!! Following on Facebook, Pinterest, and Bloglovin also. Come share this at my party if you can. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/12/what-to-do-weekends-50-and-christmas.html

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    1. Late with the thanks, but much appreciated that you stopped by!

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  4. So cute! Thanks for linking up with us over at the 12 Days of Ornaments Link Up! Have a great weekend!

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