#11 – Handmade Christmas Gifts.
Hi, this will be the first Christmas that I have really put thought into the decorating of our Christmas tree. The chosen theme for the tree is an old fashioned, a country look and feel. And this will be the beginning of a new tradition with the grandkids! The recipe used is linked below.
During a Wal-Mart run, I went to the craft section to select the paint we would be using. It was important to pick a water based product. We will be decorating on the kitchen table- needs to wipe off easily! This first year will be the most expensive- having to buy all of the supplies. Next year we will reuse paint brushes and paint should be already on hand with grandkids and other projects.
With Kevin in the carpenter union we are encouraged to buy American made products. I found these cookie cutters!
The real fun was watching little hands create!
Please note- it is very important to roll the dough thin. If too thick, they will be soft in the middle molding over time. Also allow for a bit of rising. Not much but the whole made for the string will be smaller after baking. So better to make a bit bigger. We used the bottom end of the paint brushes to poke the holes. Twine was the string used to hang the handmade ornaments. Next year we will use a non sharpened pencil to make the holes.
Here are more images from our handmade project.
The grandkids picked two each to give to their parents for Christmas!
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Take care and best wishes!