12 Days of Christmas: On the Sixth Day of Christmas…

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

6 hand-made ornaments
5 gifts for L
4 festive letters
3 photo shoots
A 2 piece no-sew blanket
And a new spot for our Christmas tree

 Here’s another holiday DIY that was super easy… hand decorated salt dough ornaments!

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I apologize that this image is sideways…

These are inexpensive to make but with having the kids involved, they make a great personalized gift.  We made these ones as holiday gifts for the girls’ teachers at daycare.

First, start with mixing some salt dough: 1 cup flour, ½ cup salt, ½ cup water.

Roll it out and shape your ornaments.  We used a cookie cutter for our Christmas tree shape.

To harden the ornaments, put on a baking sheet in an oven preheated to 250 for 2 hours.  It helps if you put them on parchment paper first so they don’t stick to the sheet.

Once they are dry, it’s time to get the kids involved!  I let L and E each pick out a colour to paint their ornaments.  No surprise with L picking purple 🙂

Once the paint has dried, I let the girls ‘decorate’ them with markers.

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E playing with markers

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L went with a monochromatic purple on purple colour scheme

Then, the girls got to pick out the ‘ornaments’ to put on their trees.  These decorative jewels came from the dollar store and I only used about half of them.

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Another image that wouldn’t go the right way

Add a hook, piece of ribbon or pipe cleaner and you’re done!  In the end, we had 6 handmade ornaments that I’m sure the ladies at the daycare will love!  I tested them out on our tree and they look fab 🙂

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Looks great on our tree!

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