#DIY Home is Where the Heart is #Christmas Ornament

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Christmas time is one of my favorite times of the year to craft. There are almost endless possibilities when it comes to DIY gift ideas, stocking stuffers, home decor and ornaments. I love the idea of creating a special ornament each year with your kids and saving them all for the future. This Home is Where the Heart is Ornament is one that you can easily make from home with your children. Of course, adult supervision is required because of the knife that is needed to cut the ornament shape, but it still provides holiday fun for the whole family to do together.

House Ornament Craft



Materials

1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
1/2 Cup Warm Water
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
Craft Paints & Brushes
Carving Tool
Wax Paper
Cookie Sheet
Wooden Skewer (or something to make holes in the ornament for string to hang it)
Ornament Hangers, Ribbon or String

Instructions:

Step 1: In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, salt, water and cornstarch until a dough forms

Step 2: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a smooth ball
Note* if dough is sticky, work in a little more flour



*For this next step, use a cutting board or do it on the cookie sheet because you will be cutting the dough.

Step 3: Use a carving tool to cut the shape of a house out of the flattened dough ball, peel away the excess.



Step 4: Cut a small heart out of the center 



Step 5: Use the skewer to make a hole in the top and the bottom of the ornament and on the heart
(refer to picture for guidance)

Step 6: Place on wax paper and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. Then 10 seconds again. Repeat at 20 seconds until dough is dry and hardening, about 4 more times.  

Step 7: Let the ornament cool completely and paint as desired , let dry.

Step 8: String the heart through the bottom hole and hook an ornament holder or string through the top of the ornament. 

Makes a great gift!

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5 comments

  1. This is an adorable project. I'll have to try it with the kids, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Such a fun ornament craft Kathleen! I just read your bio and being a mom of 3 boys & 1 girl I am not sure how you do it:). How fun to take the kids across the country. I am sure they learn so much. Thanks so much for sharing your project @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Have a wonderful weekend and take care, Tara

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