This week's goal is to make some Christmasified decor for your home. I tried to go a little lower key this year on the decorations, since it already seems so cluttered in our house these days. Yet that didn't stop me from making some ornaments for the tinsel tree I have in our bedroom.
I made salt dough ornaments, using this recipe from Delighted Momma. However, I found I needed to cook them for more like 4 hours instead of 20 minutes. Not sure why the discrepancy, but it just took that long to get them fully hardened. I did it in 30 minute increments, then flipped.
I also used stuff around the kitchen to make patterns in the dough - the meat tenderizer star was my favorite :) [the baby hand print ones are going to be gifts!]
Once they were cooked I just painted them fun colors, Mod Podged for durability, and strung them up with floral wire.
They jazz up this little tree, although I kind of want to put them on their own tree - maybe for Harper's room - I just haven't found a mini tree yet.
Who knows if they will last a year in the heat of the attic, but we shall see!
If the sun comes out this week I'm going to try to take pictures of the rest of our holiday decor.
Go check out the other projects!
All of the projects are also being linked up to these fun blogs - check them out there too!
Decor and the Dog
Two Twenty One