Sweet Treat Themed Tree

Hi friends!  I'm breaking my unintentional blog hiatus with a quick post about my daughter's sweet treat themed tree.  I like to do something a little fun for her tree every year and this year we went with this fun theme.  

It started with these ornaments my mom picked up for her at Hobby Lobby.

I mean who can resist a tiny pink mixer?

And then I picked up this Hallmark ornament on sale last year because I just thought it was so cute.

We still needed to fill in the gaps so we made a few of our own creations.  I love making salt dough ornaments every year.  You can see the ones we made a few years ago here.  They are still some of my favorites!  It's a really fun tradition that my daughter loves.  They are so cheap and easy to make and if a few get broken in storage it's not a big deal.  It also allows you to change your theme up without breaking the bank.  

The recipe we use is: 

1 cup salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup water

Combine all the ingredients together until a soft dough forms.  Kneed the dough for a few minutes until it's soft and no longer crumbly.  Roll it out on a lightly floured surface just like you would cookie dough.  Cut out the shapes using cookie cutters of your choice.  If the dough sticks just add a little flour to the cookie cutters.  Then bake the ornaments in a 200 degree oven for 2-3 hours.  The amount of time will depend on the thickness of the ornaments.  After they have cooled paint them and then seal them with a clear sealer of your choice.  The first year we used a spray clear sealer and this year we used modge podge.  Both seemed to work well. 

I decorated some of them.

And then I resisted my inner perfectionist and let my daughter go to town on the rest.  The girl does not shy away from color or paint!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  If you get around to trying this recipe I'd love to hear how it goes!


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