This year I've taken the plunge. Making *ALL* ornaments by myself (& a little help from my son!). Yes, ALL of them! Except for the lights, lace & the tree itself, I made everything. Let's say I'm in love with my oven (I've been doing a bit of baking lately) , and a bit in love with my cookie cutters too!
|Although I claim we brought almost nothing when we moved to Chile, I did bring along these babies. Thank goodness, since I couldn't find nice cookie cutters of this size anywhere here!|
|Cookie Cutter obsession: Those lil hearts are cheese cut outs! looked adorable in their lil corner at my tea party.|
What I used for decorations: yarn, pom poms, glitter, sequins,cotton swabs, marker pens, paint and of course coloured wires to enabling hanging them.
|As you can see, they aren't thick at all.|
|Although I did add food colouring in the first batch, we had to paint it more red later anyways. Then I realised Red Ornaments kinna disappear in the background when put up, so made a plain, color less batch the next time around!|
|A little pom on each heart, makes em look so pretty :)|
|Realised a bit late that they'll need a third leaf each!|
|Turned 'caterpillars' of dough into candy canes before baking. Tied em up with red & green yarn.|
|These were supposed to be Santas & stockings! Didn't use cutters for these. Think of dough as play doh to make whatever shapes you'd like!|
|A little yarn for a warm scarf|
|Tried this without a cutter too (I *really* looked, and looked for snowflake cookie cutters in vain!)|