Homemade Christmas Ornaments Recipes
Homemade Christmas Ornaments Recipes are just what you need to create simple, Christmas dough ornaments. These holiday decorations are easy to make and fun too. Learn how to craft this dough into a lovely holiday keepsake or tree decoration.
Decorating Ideas For Your Homemade Christmas Ornaments:
Use a garlic press to make hair
Use the end of a paint brush to make eye holes or a nose
Glue a piece of lace at the bottom of your ornament
Decorate them...paint faces on your creations
Start with familiar shapes and work your way up to more detailed ornaments. This sheep is an easy one to begin with.
Salt Dough Ornament Recipe
The Salt Dough Ornament Recipe is easy to mix up and it's made with ingredients you can find in your kitchen cabinets.
Making salt dough ornaments is fun and easy for children of all ages.
You will need:
- 4 cups of flour
- 1 cup of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of warm water
- a large mixing bowl
1. Mix 4 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt and 1 1/2 cups of warm water in a bowl. Knead the dough with your hands until it feels like Play-Doh.
2. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness and use cookie cutters to create shapes. Be sure to add a hole near the top of the ornament so you can hang it on the tree.
3. Bake ornaments at 325 degrees in a preheated oven for an hour.
4. Let the ornaments cool and paint them. Let them dry before threading with ribbon.
These ornaments can last a lifetime if you wrap them carefully at the end of the season. You can also coat the dough ornaments with some polyurathane or varnish.
If you're looking for natural Christmas ornaments your children can make, encourage them to use pine cones, leaves, twigs, glue and craft wiggly eyes to create woodland creatures.
Cinnamon and Apple Sauce Ornament Dough Recipe
The Cinnamon and Apple Sauce Ornament Dough Recipe is another one of the easy Homemade Christmas Ornaments Recipes you can use to create simple, homemade ornaments to use as decorations or holiday gifts. This is a quick recipe. You need:
- Apple Sauce
- White Glue
- Cinnamon Powder
Take about 1/2 cup of apple sauce
Mix in 3/4 cup of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of white glue
Stir it all up and if you think it needs to be a bit thicker add more cinnamon. The dough should be the consistancy of cookie dough.
Mix it all up and let it sit...covered...for a little while...like 20-30 minutes.
Then roll it out and use cookie cutters to make ornaments or shape them by hand.
If you want to make a hole for hanging the ornament do it now.
Let your dough ornaments dry for at least 24 hours...they should be allowed to dry completely. If they are large let them sit for a couple days.
Now you can paint and decorate the ornaments...have fun with the kids.
These fun and easy homemade Christmas ornaments recipes are cheap to make but allow you to have hours of fun with your family...what's better than that?
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