Day 340 - Making Ornaments Will Make You Sing!
Hello, and Holiday Greetings. We have been busy today putting up our holiday tree and decorating each branch with love and delight. One of my favorite things in the world are ornaments. Not only do they provide a twinkle and shine to each and every moment of the holiday season, but they also bring back memories. When I place each delightful ornament on the tree, my heart sings as I remember the moments that brought me to today. Ornaments are an album of the quite moments, people missed and milestones through life.
Today we had a few casualties. That is to say; my kids broke two of my favorite ornaments, one which marked the jump into the millennium years ago. I was sad to sweep up the pieces and throw it away in the trash. However, we shook off the blues by coming together to make DIY ornaments. Today, let's all create a 2016 milestone and make DIY ornaments.
For the record, this project was somewhat of a fail. We found a DIY salt dough recipe that wasn't very smooth. I would use this recipe from The Imagination Tree. It calls for corn starch which makes the dough smooth and white. Once you have selected a recipe and made the dough, follow these directions:
Step 1: Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper on a smooth surface. The dough should be about 1/8 inch thick. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper and sprinkle with ultra fine glitter. Replace the parchment paper and roll a few times with a rolling pin. Flip the dough and repeat the glitter step.
Step 2: Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes in the dough. Place the cutouts on a baking sheet. Use a straw to punch a hole for the ribbon or string.
Step 3: Stamp or add texture to the dough and add the year 2016. Follow the recipe directions on how to dry the dough.
Step 4: Add a ribbon or string and hang on the tree or add to a gift.
Who doesn't want to sing while making these ornaments? Until tomorrow!