Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…

Judianne Speach

Christmas season is just awesome, isn’t it? The music, the food, the family (most of the time ;) ), the decorations. More specifically, the Christmas tree. Whether yours is artificial or fresh, decorated with childhood masterpieces or Hobby Lobby adornments, this lit-up holiday staple is certainly a pretty one. Regardless of the ornaments you use, everyone should try this simple recipe for an ornament. The dough described can be used to imprint a pet’s paw! I absolutely love this because it’s like a craft for your beloved dog, cat, or other pet. Even if your family does not put up a tree, set it on the mantle or side table. Our pets deserve those cheesy decorations too!

1 cup salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup water
Parchment paper or aluminium foil
Straw/pen for punching a hole

Mix the ingredients in a large bowl and knead for 30 seconds. Using parchment paper or aluminum foil as a base, use a small cup to cut out individual circles. Punch a hole at the top of the circle. Press your pet’s paw into the center of the circle. Next, bake at 200 degrees for 2-3 hours or until completely dry. Finally, decorate! Use paint or glitter to decorate. In this case, the crafter used chalkboard paint and wrote on it with chalk. Thank you, craftymorning.com, for this neat ornament craft!



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