Wednesday, September 10, 2008

100th POST Fall Ornament Give-Away!!!!!

Oh my goodness friends!!!! I have been gone for a week - so sorry - I have missed you guys so much. Well, I had to have my computer worked on a bit plus just busy as a bee - but I'm back and so happy to be. Just as I promised - FALL ORNAMENTS - I'm gonna walk you through a few steps so you can make them at home with your kiddos, grandchildren, or hey - just for yourself. Plus for everyone that leaves me a comment - you'll be entered into the drawing for a set of 10 ornaments and a bag full o' candy corn bowl fillers!!!! This is my first give-away and I'm so excited! Hope you all enjoy!!



This is a picture of the finished ornaments - Now, this is how I make them but by all means - put your own twist on them. Make them your own - that's the fun part!




Candy Corn Ornaments before glazing... - I like to put antiquing gel on mine but if you like 'em bright - just leave 'em as is.



A few things you will need.... all-purpose flour, salt, water, wire cutters, wire, sticks (for pumpkin stems), toothpick, cooking spray, cookie sheets, paint, glaze, polyurethane



Now the recipe is that simple "salt-dough" recipe -
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. salt
1 c. water

Simply mix flour and salt together - add water - knead until dough forms (add a touch of flour if sticky, a touch of water if to dry)

I do not use cookie cutters but you could if you want. I simply use my hands - the more imperfect they are - the better I like them.



On the pumpkin, make a leaf and use water to bond the two pieces together. Take your toothpick to make the lines, insert twig for stem, insert wire and bake away.

Bake at 325 degrees for approx. 1 1/2 hours - depending on how "thick" you make them.

Once they cool, paint to your liking, spray with polyurethane and tie some cute ribbon on.



This lil' picture is of the candy corn bowl fillers as well as what I like to call my "boo buttons". These are being bagged in sweet lil' bags waiting to find a new home.

Hope everyone enjoys this simple lil' project - they are easy, fun, and a cute way to liven up a twig tree for the Halloween Holiday. When I get mine finished - I'll share a picture with ya.

Oh I almost forgot, we'll draw for the winner next Wednesday, my lil' boys 6th birthday!

Again, sorry to have been gone so long - I'll try and not do it again - ha ha.
Blessings to you all!
Cathy Cobblestone

71 comments:

cpullum said...

Thanks for the idea I love it!!!!
happy Birthday to your son!
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Aunt Jenny said...

Cathy..they are just adorable!! I have never tried the salt dough ornament making..but have bought my share over the years...they are so cute and homey!!!
Great idea! And congrats on your 100th post!!

paula said...

I have just come across your blog and think the fall ornaments are just the neatest thing. I will be making some with my granddaughter. Thank you for sharing.

Congrats on your 100th post too.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHH this brings back memories for me...my parents when they were first married made a bunch of dough ornaments for their first Christmas tree. I may have to try this myself...but they wouldn't come out as cute as yours..so PLEASE add me to the list. cherry

CathyJean said...

Hey, Cathy
Ohh! how cute they are! This is going to be FUN to make ~ thanks for sharing and of course I want to be in your drawing :)
Hugz,
Cathyjean

mishebe said...

How adorable thanks for the recipe. . Happy 100th. Great idea to maybe make with my son. Or to get in the mail,,,,,,,, mishelle

Anne Fannie said...

What cute ornaments! I think I will give it a try!
Oh please, add me on your giveaway and congratulations on your 100th post!
Love, Ann

GardenGoose said...

oh how fun.the ornaments are so adorable! candy corn is one of my fave candies. love the cheery colors on them. I look forward to the time they are in the stores..course I don't need all that sugar..but hey...they only are in the stores once a year..so gotta splurge every now and then huh? would be delighted to enter the drawing. thanks for the opportunity.

BritChickNY said...

Cathy, these are so cute and look really simple to make! I'm thinking I could make up a batch myself but please do enter me into the drawing just in case!
Thanks for sharing!

Raggedy Angel said...

enter me...they are great! Beth

madrekarin said...

Cathy- I love your ornaments. I haven't made salt dough ornaments in years. How clever of you to make them for Halloween!
I still have the gingerbread man and woman that my daughter made in kindergarten. They've lost little bits here and there, but overall they are still in remarkable shape for being 15 years old!!
Congratulations on your 100th post and happy birthday to your little boy. :)

diamondk410 said...

Please enter me! Those are too cute! Thanks for sharing the instructions ~ I may have to give them a try! Happy 100th post. I read your blog all the time and just love it.

BunnyLover said...

I remember making salt dough many years ago! Love your blog, the music got my toes a tappin this morning :)

Congrats on your 100th post and a very happy birthday to your son!

Princess Of Pink said...

Lovely fall items!!
I'd love to be included to the giveaway too, if I may!!

Congrats on your 100th post, YAY!

Hugs from Marian/Dutchy from MJF

Ada Mae said...

So glad you're back, and love your 100th post. Adriauna would love making these.
They are suppose to come today to put up our barn quilt. I will post pictures when they do.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Cathy -

Love the ornaments! Count me in!

Audrey said...

What the heck?!!? How did I miss this post! I can't wait to try to make these! Maybe I can make all of Molly's ornaments this year! You inspire me Miss Cathy Cobblestone!

Autumn said...

Adorable! Enter my name- and thanks for the info for do it yourself!
Love your blog.

Blanca said...

What a cute idea. The colors you used are beautiful.

Blanca

Darlene said...

OMG...those are adorable and thanks for the tutorial!!! Please, please add me in the drawing. I think Lexi and I might have to try to make some of these soon. CUTE, CUTE!!!!!

Jean said...

Cathy, you have really been missed. Ilove the ornaments. Congratulations on your 100th post.I would love to win your great giveaway. Sometimes it is so hard to beleive your children are the age they are. In my case my "Baby", my son is 40, and my daughter is 45. How can that be, as I haven't gotten any older? I'm 61 but I don't fill a day older than 59, Ha! You have a wonderful day.
Jean in Virginia

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Wow, are those so cute. I may just give them a try!!! Isn't is great how Halloween has become such a "decorated" holiday. Houses look so cute with all the flowers, scarcrows and everything spooky!

Bernie* said...

Love your creations!
And I love your blog. Gives a nice and cozy feeling.
Blessings......

tidymom said...

Thanks for the great tutorial Cathy!! I think I'll have to give some a try!!

Congrats on your 100th post!!! Here's to 100 more!!!

~Cheryl
aka Tidymom

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Good Morning Cathy,

100 posting how wonderful, I have 10 now, so I better get busy and write 90 more to catch up to your 100!. Your corn candy is so fun and such a great project to do with the kids. And what a festive day to celebrate your drawing then on your little guys birthday!. I hope he draws my name.
Have a wonderful day,
Elizabeth

Mrs. H said...

Obviously, salt dough isn't just for kiddos! These are adorable. I totally l-o-v-e the candy corn ornaments. You can have as many as you want and not get a tummyache!!

JenW!~ said...

Thanks for a great idea. I just might make some of those. They are very cute.

Gayle said...

What darling ornaments! Who knew that salt dough could be so prim?
Please enter me in your giveaway drawing.....

Sue said...

I thought I posted earlier but must not have....LOVE THESE!!! I have missed you because I look forward to visiting you daily. Your blog makes me smile....Please enter me in your drawing. I am going to try to make these but I don't have alot of confidence that they will look anything like yours!!

LINDA said...

How cute! Very nice of youto givethe step-by-step directions with pictures. This is something I shall try with the granddaughters. Please enter me in your giveaway. Yours are so adorable!

Nancy Jo said...

Hi cathy,
I read that our friend Frannie came to visit you. She only had good things to say, and said she got some beautiful plants. I sure wish I lived close enough for a visit. I would love to enter your Drawing. You sure are a handy one.
NANCY JO

Ada Mae said...

Cathy, They hung our barn quilt today. Take a look on my blog. We love it.

Nancy said...

Hi Cathy, Welcome Back, You've been missed! Congrats on your 100th post! These are the cutest things! I love 'em! I would love to try and make them...but enter me in that drawing..cause I'll probably make a mess with mine!LOL;) Happy Birthday to your son too. Blessings,Nancy

Heather's Stitches said...

Morning,

Please enter me into your contest, I'm gonna try this on Sat. while it's raining.

Enjoy your Fri,
Heather

Lisa said...

These are toooo cute. Please add me to your list too. Your blog is one of my favorites. Congrats on the 100th!!!

Susie Homemaker said...

Hi Cathy...how precious are these??? Thanks so much for sharing the how to's with us! I just found your LOVELY blog the other day...so, I didn't realize you were gone. But, welcome back and just in time to show us these little cuties for Halloween!
Happy 100th!

cole5377 said...

Cathy,
How cute!! I never thought about clay Halloween decorations! My kids would love to make these. M daughter is a nut for being able to cook. (Plus, it would give her a chance to wear her apron.:P)
What a beautiful job!
Please enter me in your giveaway too. Id love to call one of them my own!
Sweet blog!
Jessie (CRsHelpmeet @ MJFarms

Hello Friend, said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I just love these little fall decor items!

Colleen said...

Now that's just about the cutest little project I've ever seen! The kids and I will have a ball with this one for sure. Clever, clever, clever...

amykjudd said...

Glad you're back!! These ornaments are really cute...can't wait to try making these with my girls!!! It's hard to believe Casen is going to be 6 already!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi!
I'm new to your blog, just found it while visiting Cozy Coops Corner! What a cute and easy(love that) recipe and directions, I may give this a try later on this evening.
I'm adding you to my list of favs so I don't miss anymore good posts. Please enter me in your drawing!
Rondell

Tina said...

I just found you and I'm so glad I did!

Lynn said...

Cathy, Congratulations on your 100th post! I was also wondering if you'd please enter my name in your giveaway! Thank you for sharing the recipe for the salt dough ornaments! I've not ever made any before.. Yours look great!

Happy Birthday to your son too!

Thank you,
Lynn/Okc

Audrey said...

I have tons of adorable fall bows for you. They are ready to go, I just have to get them to you! We I drop them off, I'll pick up the ones I have at your store now, and exchange them, that way you have fall bows for your fall open house. I am still waiting on some ribbon for my Halloween bows, but I will get them to you ASAP. Hope all is well!

Farmchick said...

Oh - I love your ornaments--simply yummy! I have not made salt dough ornies in awhile..you have inspired me to do so again! Thanks! Have a great day and do stop in and visit me again sometime!

Jennifer said...

What a cute idea!! Enter me!!

Audrey said...

Hey girl! Just to let you know, no Molly yet... :( Anywho, I have got my website up and running, but I am still adding items daily. Just wanted you to check it out and tell people about it!

Luvs!

CozyCoops Corner said...

Those are so cute ! Please enter me ! :-)Janae

Susan said...

They are the cutest. My little one will love to make them. Thanks so much for showing us how.

Kimberly said...

Those are fabulous! Beautiful job!
Blessings, Kimberly

Linda said...

Hey Cathy! I love your blog! I want you to know I have all of your tarts finished and the only thing left is the tag! I know you and your customers will LOVE THEM because they are scrumptious! If you have time check out my blog! Have a great week and see you soon!

bonnieg4nj4 said...

This is a cute idea! I am going to try it with my daughters. Thanks!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Cathy!

Wow, 100 posts already Cathy!!!! Congrates! Please add me to your first giveaway!!! Love the salt-dough Halloween goodies! Just darling!

Wishing you a blessed week!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

P.S. I hope you all recovered well from the car accident! Oh my! I am so sorry and yes, HOME is a wonderful place to be! Bless your hearts!

And...Happy 6th Birthday to your son! xoxo Maryjane

basketsnprims said...

Oh, how cute those are. I may try my hand at those. I have tried salt dough but always used a cutter. Congrats on your 100th post.

Pam

micaela6955 said...

congrats on 100th post and Happy Birthday to your son as well... I love the fall theme to your blog, has me thinking about Halloween, the leaves changing, and those brisk fall days.... I also enjoyed the tutorial on how to make these, might actually try it some weekend with my daughter. I'd love to be entered as well, thanks for the opportunity!
micaela6955 at msn dot com

acorbin said...

Cathy, I just love visting your blog. It makes my day. I plan on stopping by in a day or two to pick up an aster and some cabbage. Everything is looking so awesome. The colors are beautiful. Love the ornaments, I will have to try to make those with the kiddos. Hope you have a great day. Hope Casen has a blessed birthday!

Paige said...

I made some! See my blog to see our pumpkins and river rocks.
P~

Sheeptwirls said...

How adorable!! I can't wait to try them. I love your blog and congratulations on your 100th post!!

Gretchen said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and happy birthday to your son.

Please add me to the list.

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.typepad.com

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Happy 6th birthday to your little one! I do believe being six years old is the best of them all!

Thank you for your nice project idea. What a fun project for Colton & I.

Smiles,
Lea

Cassie said...

Cool! Thanks for the directions. Please enter me in your drawing for some finished ones.

Cassie said...

Cool! Thanks for the directions. Please enter me in the drawing.

Rambling Girl said...

OMG...these are to cute. I love these ornaments. In case I don't win I am going to make some of these...I think my daughter and I would have fun one Sat. doing this. thanks for sharing.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hope things are well Cathy...I miss your posts! cherry

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hope things are well Cathy...I miss your posts! cherry

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

I love this project!

I'm going to give it a try!

God bless!

I'll be back, too!
Please come see me!

Laura

belladella said...

Wow- look at all the comments. I missed this post but thank goodness came upon it tonight. These are wonderful. I love 'em! I HAVE to try this and I can't wait. Thanks!

Claudie said...

Love your whole blog.
Came upon it this morning and I'm still reading but had to say "please enter my name".
Have a great day
CC
Claudie from Canada at Tickled Pink
claudie.frid.com

Betsy said...

I am so making those! I can't wait to put them in something to display. I am going to get my little guy to help make them. Thanks for the tip!

Michelle said...

Oooh! I love them! Thanks so much for posting the recipe and the "how-to"! Me and my 3 year old son are off to make some after we take a walk through the woods to get sticks for stems! Thanks also for doing the giveaway! Have a great day today!