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!