On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Here’s another holiday DIY that was super easy… hand decorated salt dough ornaments!
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.
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.
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 🙂