Saturday, December 8, 2012

How to make an Ornament

How to make an Ornament
That will save you money and make a perfect gift
and cherished memory
  • 1/2 c of salt
  • 1/2c of Flour
  • 1/4 water (give or take)
  • Mix all ingredients together. If you need to add more water, do so slowly, in the end I added a smidge too much and it became a little too sticky
  • Knead until dough forms

*I doubled up on the ingrediants to make this much dough*
  • Then there are a few ways you can go with this:
    • One being use cookie cutters to cut out the shapes you desire, I used ones I bought on clearance at Walmart last year after Christmas
    • Two being you can press a child's hand (or foot) into the dough, then cut out the hand shape with a knife leaving a border around it

  • The next step is to cut a hole at what will be the top of the ornament (you can use a knife or press a straw into it to create the hole)

  • Bake at 300F for 2 hrs
  • Paint when cooled (you can seal it with clear gloss spray paint if you'd like)
  • Loop a ribbon through the hole you created
  • And hang or gift :)

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