Sunday, December 23, 2012

Salt Dough Ornaments

Had fun with my daughter making salt dough ornaments last night!  She loves scrap booking and we used her stamps and inks to make these!  =)

Salt Dough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup warm water

Mix all together and knead until smooth.
Roll out to about 1/8" thickness.  Cut with cookies cutter - or be creative and cut your own designs!!
We then stamped with "Close To My Heart" stamps and inks.
If you plan to hang them, cut a small hole where desired - we used a small straw to do this.
Bake for 4 hours at 200ยบ turning every so often to keep them from curling up.

Done!  If you would like them to be a little stronger, coat with Mod Podge or glue.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Snow

We are getting our first big snowfall and just in time for Christmas.  Unfortunately, also just at the wrong time when we need to finish up two days of the school semester with finals and all!

My Christmas skates hanging outside the door.

Joy to the World!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Fun

I cut boxwood from my hedge to fill a vase and to add to my little socks (another picture)!
 I started making these origami stars - shared the directions with all of my high school classes, too - and can't seem to stop!  These and the little ones you will see shortly!

 I love my large chippy outside urn.  It looks so great sitting on the dining room table filled with Christmas decor!
 I found these lovely glass balls with a lacy look to them at a garage sale - $2 for all of them.
 I really enjoyed making a grungy candle.  My daughter is going to be making several so I got to try some techniques to see how they work.  I think - - - - great!
 You can see the coffee grounds and cocoa I was using.  I also plan to add cinnamon and cloves !
 Here are the little stars I was talking about.  They are very addictive - once you start making them you just can't stop!!  I have made hundreds, I think - many from old comic strips, some just white paper, some with music paper!  I also plan to use some glue and glitter!
 I love this glass butter dome.  I found it at a sale, too, but it was missing the plate so I got it for a great price!  I decided to top my little silver pedestal dish.  Right now there are just some orange peels in it but not for much longer!

 I used two of my silver trays and made this tiered piece with the lighted candle in a bucket and pine cones.
 My socks!   I loved this when I saw it on Pinterest so I did something similar!  They aren't quite done - I am in the process of rusting my safety pins and bells! 
 More stars in a star pot!
And even more white stars.