November 29, 2012

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

My daughters and I have made making these ornaments a tradition over the past few years, we give them as gifts and even have them hanging on our tree. While we make them I tell Yule stories and share tidbits about Yule.
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Ingredients & Supplies:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • cookie cutters
  • paints and other decorative accessories
  • yarn, twine or string for hanging


  • Preheat the oven to 325ยบ.
  • Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl.
  • Add in half of the water, then gradually add in the remaining water.
  • Kneed the dough until it is smooth (10 minutes or so).
  • Roll out dough on baking paper to use with cookie cutters, or press the dough into various shapes. Get creative!
  • Use a straw or toothpick to make a hole to hang the ornament once it’s finished.
  • Bake the ornaments until hard and dry (about 1 – 1.5 hours, depending on the thickness of the ornament).
  • Allow to cool.
  • Decorate with paint, glitter, beads, buttons, feathers or any other fun accessories.
  • If you want to preserve them for a long time, allow all the paint and glue to dry and then coat with a clear acrylic varnish.
I hope you enjoy making these as much as we do.

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