MOON + STARS HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS DIY
Holiday Moon + Star Ornaments
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
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!
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!