Year one: Giant snowflakes (I happily regressed to kindergarten)
|This one my husband made, and it's the only one used this year.|
|True story: one of these has the f-bomb on it. |
Gotta be careful what book you buy at Goodwill.
|The camera RE.FUSED. to take a clear picture of these.|
I wanted to make salt dough ornaments for several years, but felt intimidated by a process most kids accomplish by middle school. Go figs. For my Chesha twist, I decorated them with my stamp creations, or my daughter. You'll see what I mean.
|Never expected to want a child, let alone have one.|
So, the year pigs fly has occurred!
Stamp tutorial here.
|Valentine's piggy toes. |
Also, DIY make your baby mad as hell.
|humble and home|
The Do It YOURself portion: for what it's worth, I used the basic recipe found here.
Or, to save you a click:
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt (tip: pulse it in a food processor, briefly, to make it extra fine)
1/2 cup of warm water
White paint if you wish
Significant differences: I added about a tablespoon of white acrylic paint. I used a coffee stirrer to punch out my holes. This will warp the dough less than a toothpick or solid object. Also, I cooked them at 200 degrees for about 6 hours. To create the hearts, I simply used a sharp knife and cut my shape. These I had to sand after baking to get rid of crumbly edges. Various bottles and boxes served as our cutters for the rectangles and circles.