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Salt Dough Ornaments with pictures!

Posted by Holly Nelson on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Under: Tummy Yummy Recipe of the Week
 This is not so  "Yummy", but it's fun! Everyday after Thanksgiving  until Christmas the kids and I do something extra special for Christmas. Yesterday we made salt dough ornaments. We made this basic recipe but I will do it again later this month, doubling the recipe.
  Tomorrow I will post my tip about what we do everyday to get ready for Christmas.

Salt Dough Ornaments

1 Cup salt
1 Cup flour
1/2 cup hot water
toothpick or skewer
 
1. Mix together and form ball.
2. Roll out on floured surface.
3. Use cookie cutter to make ornaments.
4. Use toothpick or skewer to make hole for the ribbon.
5. Set out to dry on cookie sheet for a few days, turning every day. Or put in 250 degree oven for 2 hours, turing once.
6. Once dry, paint the ornaments.

The recipe , in pictures!
 

This is what you will need- 1 cup each, along with a half a cup of hot water.




Add 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of salt to a bowl. 




 Then add 1/2 cup hot water.


Let your kids fight, I mean take turns, stirring the mixture.



After mixing with a spoon, form mixture into a ball.


Lightly flour surface and start rolling out the dough. Let the kids fight. I mean take turns doing that, also.
That will be fun, you'll see!  Make sure the thickness is about a quarter of an inch, not like shown here. 


Let the kids pick cookie cutters of their choice. I like to choose ones that represent Jesus for our Jesus Tree. But, one year we had a bicycle, thats just shows you what kind of family we have here. 


When you cut them out, lay them on a cookie sheet. Use a toothpick or skewer to make a hole for the ribbon at the top. 



Have fun with it! Make different designs with the cookie cutters. Not pictured is my favorite- round dough with the kids handprint in the middle. After it dries you can paint the handprint to make it stand out. 

 

This is cute,too. Instead of turtledoves that represent friendship, you could do gingerbread men. Cut out two and press their hands together. Your child can give it to a friend after painting it. 
When you are done cutting the shapes, let dry on cookie sheet for a few days, turning over a few times. Or put in a 250 degree oven for 2 hours, turning once.
Then paint when it is dry! 

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About Me


Holly Nelson "Let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a quiet and gentle sprirt, which is precious in the sight of God." 1 Peter 3:4 - "An excellent wife,who can find? Her worth is far above jewels." Proverbs 31:10 ~~ I am a stay-at-home-mom(SAHM) married to the love of my life, Jeff Nelson. We have six wonderful boys. Ryan(15), Seth(13), Ian(10), Noah(7), Luke(5), and Jack(2). We live in Tennessee on 4 acres. I grew up the first few years of my life on a dairy farm in Missouri and loved country living. I was saved at a young age by the grace of God and shed blood of Jesus during that time of simple country living. That part of my life is very dear to me. God taught me many things as a baby Christian that I can still think about today. Then we moved to Memphis when I was in the 5th grade. I learned to love the city life, too. It was a completely different way of life. My whole family still lives in Missouri, still does a little farming and simple country living. When Jeff, the kids, and I moved from the city to the country, I incorporated my city life with my country background. My mom laughs at me when I cut my grass on my John Deere tractor while drinking my Starbucks Mocha and wearing my fancy sunglasses. And when I am shampooing my carpet in my high-heeled black boots. I just love those boots! But I would love to share about how I got to be the way I am today, The Victoriously Organized Woman! I used to work as a supervisor at bank for years. I had to dress up everyday. After the birth of our second child we decide I should be a SAHM. One of the best decision I've ever made. But I made a bad decision, too. I hardly ever dressed up anymore. I hardly ever wore make-up. After about a year I looked in the mirror and said, "OH MY! Jeff has to come home to this!?!" He is so wonderful he said he liked me that way, "natural". Well , I realized that I didn't. It made me feel bad about myself. I felt disorganized, tired and stressed and a little "rough" looking. I felt I just couldn't get it all done. At this time I was diagnosed with Meniere's Disease. I wasn't able to do certains things. Like mop the floor of my completely hardwood floor home that I was obsessed about keeping clean. The doctor told me I couldn't have salt, caffeine, or stress! "What?! Are you kidding!?" So , then I decided to change my routine,thought pattern, and cooking. I began to get up early, shower and dress, put on make up. Always being ready to leave whenever I needed to. I established routines that helped me eliminate extra cleaning and stresses. I was able to make more time for myself and make more time for my family. And the family had more time for each other. I made more time for God and others. This made me feel better about myself. I am so happy about how this changed my life I want to share it with everyone.

Salt Dough Ornaments with pictures!

Posted by Holly Nelson on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Under: Tummy Yummy Recipe of the Week
 This is not so  "Yummy", but it's fun! Everyday after Thanksgiving  until Christmas the kids and I do something extra special for Christmas. Yesterday we made salt dough ornaments. We made this basic recipe but I will do it again later this month, doubling the recipe.
  Tomorrow I will post my tip about what we do everyday to get ready for Christmas.

Salt Dough Ornaments

1 Cup salt
1 Cup flour
1/2 cup hot water
toothpick or skewer
 
1. Mix together and form ball.
2. Roll out on floured surface.
3. Use cookie cutter to make ornaments.
4. Use toothpick or skewer to make hole for the ribbon.
5. Set out to dry on cookie sheet for a few days, turning every day. Or put in 250 degree oven for 2 hours, turing once.
6. Once dry, paint the ornaments.

The recipe , in pictures!
 

This is what you will need- 1 cup each, along with a half a cup of hot water.




Add 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of salt to a bowl. 




 Then add 1/2 cup hot water.


Let your kids fight, I mean take turns, stirring the mixture.



After mixing with a spoon, form mixture into a ball.


Lightly flour surface and start rolling out the dough. Let the kids fight. I mean take turns doing that, also.
That will be fun, you'll see!  Make sure the thickness is about a quarter of an inch, not like shown here. 


Let the kids pick cookie cutters of their choice. I like to choose ones that represent Jesus for our Jesus Tree. But, one year we had a bicycle, thats just shows you what kind of family we have here. 


When you cut them out, lay them on a cookie sheet. Use a toothpick or skewer to make a hole for the ribbon at the top. 



Have fun with it! Make different designs with the cookie cutters. Not pictured is my favorite- round dough with the kids handprint in the middle. After it dries you can paint the handprint to make it stand out. 

 

This is cute,too. Instead of turtledoves that represent friendship, you could do gingerbread men. Cut out two and press their hands together. Your child can give it to a friend after painting it. 
When you are done cutting the shapes, let dry on cookie sheet for a few days, turning over a few times. Or put in a 250 degree oven for 2 hours, turning once.
Then paint when it is dry! 

In : Tummy Yummy Recipe of the Week 



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