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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Four Easiest DIY Ornaments

Tis the season to be crafty! 
Every year we make some kind of ornament, and they're usually the easiest thing imaginable. Here are my 4 easiest home-made ornaments for you to try out for you tree!

1. Laminated Photos

- Photos (preferably wallet size or instagrams work great too)
- Clear Masking Tape or Laminate Sheets
- Ribbon
- Scissors

How To Make It:
This is Jake's favorite, and super easy. If necessary, trim your photo down to whatever size or shape you want. Then just laminate it front and back with your tape or laminate! Then tape a little ribbon circle on the back and hang!

2. Hand Painted Ball Ornaments
- Glass or Plastic Ball Ornaments
- Sharpies and/or Acrylic Paint

How To Make It:
This is pretty self-explanatory: Just paint or draw whatever designs you want onto the ornaments! Song lyrics, inside jokes, little cartoons, snowflakes, Anything!!

3. Lace Snowflakes
- Lace
- Mod Podge
- Wax Paper

How To Make It:
No directions I give you could be better than Aunt Peaches, where I found it.

4. Clay Cookie Cutouts
(To Make)
- 4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Salt
- 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water

(To Decorate)
Paint, Glitter, Glue, Sequins, Anything!
And a spray paint varnish or Mod Podge to seal

How To Make It:
1. Pre-heat Oven to 375 degrees
2. Mix flour and salt well. Gradually add water, stirring with a large spoon. Finish mixing with hands. Knead until soft and pliable.
3. Roll out on floured surface about 1/8 inch thick. Cut shapes with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets. With a toothpick make a hole in the top of the ornament for threading string. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) until hard, about 1 hour. 
4. Then decorate with paint, glitter and jewels! Use varnish to preserve.

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