Christmas decorations



Bringing a little Santa to our Christmas decorations


Santa Claus is coming to town, Santa Claus is coming to town, Santa Claus is coming to my Christmas tree!

Back in October I set about to make some memories by making some salt dough hand and foot prints. Until recently they remains plain salt dough but as it is Christmas I thought it would be good to use some of the ideas shared on the Christmas Linky to make Christmas decorations that I would treasure for ever.

I had seen an idea on Pinterest before and when I saw the linkys from Everything Mummy and Owl Crazy Mummy  I just had to do a little Santa hand myself.

To so this I coloured in Santa's hat, face  and the background with with Sharpie pens which meant there was next to no mess and then used poster paint to make his beard and bauble on his hat white.

I will varnish it before we pack it away for next year. I love it.

I think we will be making many more salt dough memories in the coming years as it is so cheap and easy to make.

How to make salt dough:

2 cups plain flour

1 salt

1 cup water

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you have a dough. We then rolled the dough to the desired thickness (probably about half a centimetre) before trying to coax Molly into making a handprint (not as easy as you might think).

Once I had a couple of prints I put them in the oven for 3 hours at 100 degrees.

Because it was salty we made sure to wash Molly’s hands straight away to ensure she didn’t eat any.

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

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