MOON + STARS HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS DIY

Cinnamon Star Holiday Ornament DIY

Holiday Moon + Star Ornaments

Cinnamon Star Holiday Ornament DIY

WHAT YOU NEED:

+ 1 cup flour

+ 1/2 cup cinnamon (for brown) or turmeric (for yellow)

+ 1/2 lukewarm water

+ mixing bowl

+ cookie cutters

+ parchment paper

+ yarn or ribbon

+ acrylic paint + thin paintbrush + metallic sharpies

Cinnamon Star Holiday Ornament DIY
Cinnamon Star Holiday Ornament DIY

HOW TO MAKE:

+ mix the flour + spice together in a bowl really well

+ add the water and mix together

+ form a dough ball and kneed for several minutes until the color is even throughout. If dough is sticky, add a bit of flour to your hands and work in until no longer sticky. If dough is too dry and is cracking, add a touch of water until consistency is flexible and not dry or sticky.

+ roll out on a piece of parchment paper with a rolling pin (I don't even own a roller pin *gasp* so I used a glass cup that is smooth. Roll out until you reach desired thickness, approx 1/4" is good.

+ use a cookie cutter to press out your shapes. take the leftover dough and work it with your hands a bit more and roll back out until you can't use anymore. I did this about 4 times to get as many pieces out of the batch as I could.

+ while ornaments are still soft find something like a skewer to poke a hole the top for a string. On one I made a hole on the top + bottom so I could string them together. (see moon + sun ornament on my tree below).

+ let air dry overnight, or stick in the oven on the lowest setting for about an hour.

+ as they dried the holes began to close up a bit, so I just poked my skewer gently back through and the holes opened back up.

+ once they are dry enough, it's time to decorate. For the stars I colored the top with a metallic copper sharpie marker to give it a bit of sheen. Then I painted Ava's name with white acrylic paint and a super thin paint brush. You could decorate these in a million ways! Make them sparkle with some glitter, or let your kids go to town with paints! *let dry*

+ then use yarn or ribbon to make hangers. I had to use something long + skinny to help push it through.

+ tie a know on the ribbon and hang on your tree!

Cinnamon Star Holiday Ornament DIY
 
Cinnamon Star Holiday Ornament DIY
Cinnamon Star Holiday Ornament DIY
Cinnamon Star Holiday Ornament DIY
Cinnamon Star Holiday Ornament DIY
Cinnamon Star Holiday Ornament DIY
Cinnamon Star Holiday Ornament DIY

I had several leftovers stars + moons, so I decided to make a garland with them. All I did was take a long piece of yarn and tie them off every few inches as I strung them on + then tied off two loops at the ends, voila! After the holidays are over, this will still make a sweet garland to hang in Ava's bedroom, or anywhere!

Holiday Moon + Stars Garland