Christmas Craft: salt ornaments

 

As a wife and mother who is always looking to start new traditions and save money anywhere I can,  I was thrilled when I came across these super easy handmade ornaments! Let’s face it, those overpriced, cliche “baby’s first ornament” at every mall are so monotonous. And if you make them yourself you can get totally creative! So here’s what you’ll need:

  • salt
  • Flour
  • Warm water
  • Ribbon/string/twine
  • Baby hands/feet, cookie cutters etc. *optional*

First preheat your oven to 200 degrees F. Grease a pan. Next, combine equal parts salt and flour. (I would suggest starting with 1/2 a cup each; you can always make more if you need to) add 2 tbsp of warm water 1 at a time. Mix together until the dough becomes nice and malleable. Create whatever shapes you like. Use a toothpick to make a small hole at the top big enough to pull ribbon through. Bake for 3 hours at 200 degrees F. Let cool. Decorate. Glaze with modge podge if u want a shiny finish. Hang. Enjoy😃

 

*Tip: if you choose to do hand/footprints, grease those too before molding into the dough. It will STLL take a few tries! 😜

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