Diary of a Stay at Home Mom: Christmas in May?

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Christmas in May?

Hello friends!  I was going through my pictures yesterday and came across some from around Christmas time.  Last Christmas we had two Christmas trees, the regular one and the kids one in the basement/playroom.  All the ornaments on it were handmade.  Since I did not blog at that time...I will post about it now.  We used salt dough to make them, and there are a million recipes on the web for it with some variations.  Here is one:
Basic Salt Dough Recipe

■1 cup of fine salt
■1 cup of flour
■1/2 cup of water (may add more)


■In a large bowl, combine the salt and the flour
■Make a well in the salt/flour mixture and add the water
■Knead until smooth and shape into a ball
■When not in use, wrap in plastic or store in an airtight container

Some of the ornaments were made by hand and some with cookie cutters, and yes my daughter made a yellow submarine....this is an obsession with my kids.  You don't have to make ornaments since it is almost summer, you can use salt dough for just about anything...make picture frames...little animals...whatever their little hearts desire.

                                                                   Dad helped too...

Then we baked them before painting

Little man needed some help

Now he's got it...notice the lack of that vinyl tablecloth?  Could have come in handy on that day!

Sis getting in the spirit

So proud of his art

Everything looks better with LOTS of glitter

Some finished products

Oh yes she did, there it is...my favorite ornament...the yellow submarine

Some of mine...well the star is Bubba's but I wrote his name on it


Southern Loves said...

Saying hello...This is adorable...great idea!! I just love your header and the cute pictures!! :o)

Heather said...

Those are cute. I love making those. MIne always turn out to look just like the kids......Yours are nice.

Reluctant Writer said...

Hi, Passing through on Tuesday Follow. I love that idea for Christmas. Its something to do besides the gingerbread houses.

Mom2zqb said...

Cute idea for handmade ornaments! I may have to try that this year. I'm stopping by and following from follow me back Tuesday.


Tree said...

Those are adorable!! I'll have to try them this year with the kiddos!

Already a follower....just stopping by to share some FMBT love! :)

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Cynthia said...

This just made my day!! So cool :)

Following from Follow Me Back Tuesday. Come visit/follow me at http://preciouscupcakes.blogspot.com :)

Jessica Warrick said...

that is such a great idea. Following from FMbT you can follow back at http://punkrockmomma.com

Melissa said...

Fun, love the yellow sub - will have that song in my head today...

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Very cute idea!!! We did this same thing a few weeks ago!

Visiting from Wednesday Welcome and I'm already a follower!

Have a great day!

Paula@One Mom's Corner of the World said...

Cute pictures! I'm visiting from Welcome Wednesday. I signed up to be your follower.

PVDela said...

What a great family craft! I'm so glad I found you through Welcome Wednesdays.

What's in a name... said...

Following you from Welcome Wednesday. Pls follow me back when you get the chance.


Lilli said...

I’m a new follower from Welcome Wednesday and would sincerely appreciate if you’d visit my blog. Follow if you like it: My Tot Travels
You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook
Happy Travels,
Lilli (#72 on the list)

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 Learning to Parent on the Road of Life (and great tips for traveling with kids)

Sandy S. said...

I'm following from Welcome Wednesday. We made ornaments for our second tree the Christmas before last, my son had a blast as well! Cute pictures!


Candi said...

Hi! I'm following from WW please follow back:)


cheryl said...

Hello I am visiting from Someday Crafts Whatever goes Wed. Those oranments brought back some fond memories . The pictures are adorable and thanks for sharing that recipe.

Mommy to Casey ♥ said...

Following from Social Parade. LOVE the tree ornaments!


J.Anderson said...

Thanks for linking up!! I am already following:) Have a great day!
Smart and Trendy Moms

eclypsechic said...

They are so cute! I love your blog!

I'm here for the first time from the Socail Parade, and now I'm a follower!


casey aubut said...

Oh my! Your kids are adorable! I am your newest follower from Social Parade! I would love for you to stop by my blog too! Have a great weekend!

MelissaAggie98 said...

Happy Friday! You have a really great blog here!

I'm your newest follower...if you get a chance could you please follow me too at http://www.mommylivingthelifeofriley.com

Have a great weekend!

Kassandra said...

I love that idea! I am going to have to copy that down to do with my girls this upcoming Christmas.

New follower from the SPFF blog hop by the way!


Momma Teri said...

Saying HEY from Friday Follow.
Of course we follow you through GFF, please make sure to stop in and do the same for us :)

Amy said...

Cute kids!
Following you from Follower Friday!
Please follow my blog as well:
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stash mama said...

I am your newest follower and would looove a follow back Thanks!!
Btw I loove your blog!

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