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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ornament Idea

This weekend I made a cute Christmas ornament that I am giving all of the grandparents and LAS's great-grandmother. They are dough Christmas ornaments. I remember making them as a child. I cut out circles and did Lu's hand print. They turned out pretty good, for homemade. You can also cut out Christmas shapes, or do whatever you like. It is very easy. Here is the recipe:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup salt

Mix together and then knead the dough. You may knead the dough for about 10 minutes to get it to the right consistency. It shouldn't be too sticky or it won't work. Make sure you flour up your hands before you get too messy. Roll flat on some wax paper and then just cut into your shapes. Bake on 250 for 2 hours. Once they are cooled you can paint them. I used acrylic spray paint just to seal it and make it shiny. PS-Tip, use a straw to cut out the circle for the string.

This is how ours turned out. The recipe made four ornaments. I used a Sharpie to write her name and year.

Then Phillip thought that it would be fun for her to play with a frozen loaf of bread. She loved it. I wish you could have heard her squealing.


Laura Jaquith said...

Those are so cute! I think I need to do that now. That is a great thing to do for their first Christmas. I love the loaf of bread. I'm forever finding random stuff to hand Haley to play with. I never would have thought of the bread, but I think I will try that too. Those are the funny things you always want to remember.

Rebecca said...

Cute! THey'll love them.

Lauren said...

I love the ornaments! What a great idea. The santa picture is too cute :)

LG said...

Those are so cute!!

Natalie McGough said...

Hey Fran, thanks for the Christmas ornament idea...i'm going to try it in the next day or so. We could use a good project around here: ). Hope y'all are enjoying this Christmas season. By the way, Lucy is looking so much like Phillip: ), she's so cute and getting so big. Tucker is 15 mos. now and is not really walking, can't wait for him to: ).

Anonymous said...

Hey babe! the webpage looks great!
love phillip.

p.s. - I showed the webpage to Renee today and she loved it too!