Joanna Gaines is a pretty savvy and creative lady. But while making Christmas ornaments with the newest addition to the family, Baby Crew – she forgot to look out for one thing that could have been disastrous!
Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments
One sweet keepsake that parents love to have is a handprint ornament from their baby’s first Christmas. You could spend lots of money and pay to have it done – or you could follow Joanna’s lead and make it yourself.
How To Make The Ornament
What You’ll Need
The only ingredients you need to make this simple ornament are a cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, and 1/2 cup of water. After that, you can decorate them however you want with acrylic paint, glitter, and ribbons!
Steps To Make Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments
- Combine your flour, salt, and water in a bowl with a spoon.
- Knead the mixture for 10 minutes or until it has a PlayDough like consistency.
- Roll out your dough flat with a rolling pin.
- Use a cookie cutter (suggested) or a knife to cut out the shape you want. Some popular shapes are simple circles and hearts!
- Place your art on a cooking sheet. Take your baby’s hand and dip it in water to prevent it from sticking. Then, place their hand on the dough to leave an imprint.
- Use a straw to poke a hole for the ribbon to go through at the top of your ornament.
- Bake for 1 hour. Let cool.
- Decorate with glitter and/or acrylic paint.
- Add ribbon and hang on your tree for years to come!
The One Thing To Look Out For
Seems simple enough, right? Just make sure you don’t make the same mistake Joanna recently posted about on her Instagram story. While working with Baby Crew to imprint his hand, she forgot to move the ceramic bowl she used for water away once she dipped his hand in it. The result? He almost accidentally knocked it over!
Joanna Gaines & crew cookin in the kitchen pic.twitter.com/qQCWwGUIed
— FanzForever (@forever_fanz) December 13, 2018
Luckily mom was quick to react and saved herself a HUGE mess. You can watch a step-by-step video on how to make the ornaments below. Be sure to post your finished product in the comments!