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How to make Christmas Memories with Homemade Ornaments
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It makes for a more meaningful holiday season when memories and decorations are created from scratch by family members. Making ornaments for the family Christmas tree is a fun activity for the entire family and the ornaments can be used year after year and memories are enjoyed over and over again. This is a great recipe for homemade ornaments because the dough is easy to work with and after the ornaments are baked they are durable and trouble-free to paint.

Ingredients and items needed:

1 cup of salt

4 cups of all-purpose flour

1 and ½ cups of water

Acrylic Paint

Spray polyurethane or shellac

Toothpick

Cookie sheet

Plastic gloves

Wax paper

Cookie cutters

Directions:

Step one:    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F

Step two:    Use a cookie sheet or use wax paper coated with flour.

Step Two:   Combine the ingredients of salt, flour and water. Mix well. Use Plastic gloves and knead dough for 10 minutes.

Step Three: Roll the dough out on the floured surface.

Step Four:   Cut dough into shapes with Christmas cookie cutters.

Step Five:   Make holes to use for hanging. A toothpick should be sufficient for this.

Step Six:     Bake dough for 30 minutes;

Step Seven: Allow ornaments to cool.

Step Eight:  Paint ornaments with poster paint or tube paints. Set aside to dry

Step Nine:  After the ornaments are dry, spray them with clear polyurethane or shellac on both sides to preserve.

Step Ten:    Tie Ribbon, string or yarn on ornaments or use the store bought ornament hangers. Hang on tree and enjoy the memories for years to come.

Warnings and Hints:

Use dough after mixing, it is best not to try to store it because it doesn't keep well. Ornaments can be sprinkled with glitter. Acrylic paint works well.

It is best to wear plastic or rubber gloves when mixing dough with hands. The salt may irritate tender hands.

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