DIY December : Stamped Ornaments

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Almost a year ago, I signed up for Making Brands Happen.  Through this webinar, I have been inspired beyond measure and met some pretty, fantastic people.  One of my new, fave friends is Tamara Menges.  The first thing I remember about Tamara was reading her about section.  I don't know if it was on an online magazine, her website, or what but I just recall thinking "that's me".  Instant connection.  There is something to be said about being around a group of people that get you.  How awesome it is to hang out in a virtual room full of likeminded folks.  Anywho, more on all of that in a later post.  Because today, this cool chic is our guest blogger.  She is doing super cute DIY ornaments.  Y'all show her some love and I'm sure she wouldn't mind an Instagram follow or two.  Thanks Tamara!  MUAH!

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Well hello there!

We are so excited to share a fun DIY December project for The Le Rae Life!  I’m a huge fan of Rae, and am so honored to be part the blog today!  Today I am sharing a perfect craft for moms of little ones, or grown ups too!  We made them in our small Bible study group and had a blast!

All you need for your ingredients is 2 cups of flour, 1.5 cups of water, and 1 cup of salt!

Let’s get to it!  

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Mix the salt and flour together then add your water, I poured slowly to try not to make too much of a mess!  

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For your supplies you will need cookie cutters, ink pads, stamps, a straw (to poke a hole for the ribbon or twine to hang through), a rolling pin, and a smile!

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After you make your dough by mixing your ingredient, you will pull a small amount about the size of a golf ball. Roll it out with you rolling pin.  You will use your stamps first, making it easier to center your word or image with the cookie cutter.  

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After you pull off the excess dough from around the cookie cutter and remove the cookie cutter, you will create a small hole not too close to the side for your ribbon or ornament hanger.

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Then you will bake the ornaments on a cookie tray for at least 20 minutes or until they are hardened.

All that’s left is to let cool for a few hours and hang it on your tree!  Easy peasy!

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Thank you again to Rae for inviting us to guest post for DIY December!

Merry Christmas y’all!

Xoxo, Tamara