Sunday, December 12, 2010

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Sunday, December 12, 2010 -

Today Oliver was supposed to give a talk in church, but with the freezing temperatures church was called off today. We hung out and decided to have my mom and brother, Chad over to make and paint some homemade Christmas ornaments. A family Christmas tradition we started many years ago!


Mix in a large bowl: 2 C. Flour
1 C. Salt
1 C. Water

Knead the dough 6-10 minutes on a floured surface.
Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until about 1/4 inch thickness.
Use cookie cutters in desired shapes to cut out the ornaments.
Insert ornament hook and bake @ 325 - 350 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes.
Let cool a few minutes and paint!

Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star

Oliver and Chad

Eden and Grandma


Ed and Oliver

Nacho y Nacho...

Grandma's ornaments.

Eden's ornaments.

Phineas with Uncle Chad and his Incredible Hulk ornament.

Oliver's ornaments.

Daddy's ornaments

Mom's ornaments.

Max -- Oliver's new cat -- Grandma's new cat

My creations


Halloween 2008

Easter 2009

Christmas 2010

What will I paint in 2011 bearing Nacho's face and/or figure?
A Valentine? A shamrock?? A firecracker???

"It's fantaaaaaaaaaastic!!!"
I think I'm a tad obsessed!
This is a movie that is GUARANTEED to make me laugh and I LOVE how nutty it is!


meghan said...

WOW!!! Those are all awesome. You guys have a family of little artist there! I love it. We did not do that this year, but I miss it! Glad you guys had so much fun.

Naomi said...

Hello talent! I'm going to have to try those this year with my nephews. I'd be lucky if I could just get a plain ole star to look good though let alone make it a patrick. Nice job you guys!

Megan said...

I'm really impressed. A lot of talent going on in that family of yours. What a great tradition! :)

The Nowels said...

I found you from you finding me on my blog!!! We both have Finns, and what a cute family you have. I actually am a professional photographer and use both the Canon 50D & 7D. The Canon Rebel is really amazing too and half the price.

Shar said...

hey we make those too but add in some cinnamon with the flour so they smell good...although none of my gingerbread men have ever turned nacho :) love it!