I am a Christmas holiday FREAK! I love the lights, decor, crafts, food, music, events and pretty much anything wintery, snowy, Christmassy fun! How I ended up living in Florida where it is in the 80s in Decemeber is still baffling to me. I hate the heat and every winter travel in search of snow and cold when I can. I was born during a blizzard and in 2017 was married in a blizzard in NYC.
If I can’t be in the wintery weather, then I try even harder to make it feel like Christmas around our home. While we maye have been at the pool earlier in the day, we did come in to decorate gingerbread cookies and make salt ornamanets to paint that night. Here is the simple ornament recipe and process.
Salt Ornament Recipe:
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
Pregeat oven to 200 degrees F. Mix salt and flour then slowly add water to form dough. Work it well to make sure entire mixture is moist and get air bubbles out. Form into a ball. Spread flour onto countertop and roll out the dough to desired thickness. Ours were about 1/4 inch thick and raised up some while cooking. Cut out shapes (we used gingerbread men and women, stars and snowflakes). Place on baking sheet. Bake for about an hour. Let cool before painting.
(We used pipe cleaner for the “string”)
(Makayla added stick on snowflake gems from the Dollar Tree)