What are the holidays without a few festive DIY projects?! This year, we are going to share a few of our favorites that are sure to add holiday cheer and style to your home.
For the first DIY project in our series, we are taking you back a few years to your elementary school days. We are going to (re)show you how to make the salt dough ornaments from your younger years…
Getting started (you may already have most of this):
Simply combine 1 cup of flour, ½ cup of salt and 1 cup of water to make the dough.
Place dough mixture on a flour covered surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes (it will be your arm work out for the day). Once the kneading is complete, roll out the dough to ¼ of an inch thick .
Cut the dough into shapes with cookie cutters or any outline of your choice. (we got resourceful and used small round and square glasses from the cupboard)
Now the fun part begins. Decorate your shapes with stamps or whatever you can think up (remember, designs should be bake-friendly!). We decided to go with stamps in red and green ink. AND don’t forget to poke the hole through the top of your dough shapes! These are ornaments, remember?
Cooking time! Place your decorated dough shapes into a 250 degree oven and cook for 4 hours (be sure to let the ornaments cool before adding your ribbon). Once the ornaments have cooled, you can spray with a sealer to preserve them and add shine.
Voilà! You have ornaments! You can also use these for holiday gift tags.
We hope you enjoyed this DIY project! Stay posted for more Holiday DIY projects to come!