DIY Christmas Decorations

1. Salt Dough Ornaments:

Recipe:

 

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Cookie cutters 
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    Combine all the ingredients in a bowl 

    - Knead the dough for about 10 minutes 

    - Roll out the dough till its about 1/2 cm 

    - Use the cookie cutters to create your desired shapes 

    - Bake the ornaments for about 1-2 hours 

    - Let them cool and PAINT!  

    2. Dried Orange Slices:

    Recipe:

     

  • 5-6 orange, or however long you want the garland 
  • Twine to hang it up
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    Begin my slices up the oranges, the thinner you slice it the faster it will bake

    - Bake it at 200• F for about 2 hours, make sure to keep flipping it every 30 minutes 

    - Let them bake till its a little brown around the edges 

    - Lastly, string up the oranges with twine 

    3. Christmas Tree Mason Jars:

    Recipe:

     

  • Quarts 
  • Red and Green chalky paint 
  • Painters tape
  • Epsom salts 
  • Paint brush 
  • White jingle bells 
  • Twine 
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    - Lay down the painters tape and draw your desired shape on the tape, say a Christmas tree

    - Cut out the design and then stick it on the flat side of your jar 

    - Paint on top of the jars and tape with your chalky paint 

    - Once the paint is dry you can remove the painters tape

    - Throw in desired amount of epsom salts into the jar

    - Place the tea light candle inside of the jar, on top of the epsom salts

    - Lastly, string the silver bells around the neck of the jar 

     

    4. Clary Star Garland:

    Recipe:

     

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Star cookie cutter 
  • Copper Wire  
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    - Combine all the ingredients in a bowl 

    - Then place it over a high hit, stirring continuously 

    - Once it starts bubbling turn it down to a medium heat and keep stirring

    - Continue stirring till it thickens and gets too hard to stir anymore, now it should be clay

    - Roll out the clay with a rolling pin till about 1 inch thick 

    - Make stars with your star cookie cutter 

    - Then bake it in an oven at 170•F for about 2 hours

    - Lastly, let it cool and then wrap a string of wire around the stars to hang on the tree

     

     

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