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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DIY Dough Christmas Ornaments

Years ago, I started crafting and salt dough items are the first thing I attempted. They are so simple to do and of course a lot of fun.

Starting out, you need to grab a few things:

2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup-1 cup water
Cookie cutters

Take the flour and salt and mix them together really well. Slowly stir in the water until you get a nice dough that isn't sticky. Flour a surface and roll the dough down onto it. Then cut out the shapes that you want and stick them on a baking sheet, making a hole at the top with a toothpick. Finally stick it into the oven. 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Keep an eye on them, they will get brown quickly. If you aren't planning on painting them, you will want them to stay as white as possible. Mine stayed in a bit too long but will eventually be painted.

Initials: The first thing I did, was cut out the first initial of my family and I's names. I then spelled out there name using the toothpick and made a nice sized string hole for the top.

Our First Home Ornament: This one is pretty sinple, I rolled out a circle and then pressed our house key in to make an impression. You can write with the toothpick or wait and use a sharpie or paint after it is done, and don't forget that string hole!

Heart and Name: This one is just as it sounds, cut out a heart shape and then write on it before baking or use paint and markers to write on it later. String hole!

Skull: Those Halloween cookie cutters can come in handy all year long. These could be a lot of fun as coasters for a Halloween party and of course for the tree.

All the rest are the normal Christmas cookie cutters. But they still make great ornaments for your full size or smaller tree. If you can't afford ornaments or you just like crafting, this one is so easy to do and so much fun. You should already have everything you need on hand!

Thank you so much for reading everyone, I am having so much fun crafting for the holidays. I want to know what your holiday crafts are, please let me know in the comments below. I am so thankful for all of you, have a Merry Christmas!

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