I love family. I love MY family. So, I can't even tell you how excited I was when my crazy generous uncle told me, that for Christmas he was sending Dan and I home for to see my family. I hadn't spent Christmas with my family for 2 years, and we hadn't all been together since our wedding. So this was huge! I've always loved (giving and receiving) hand-made gifts, and I wanted something that would remind us of our Christmas together.
I had seen this recipe on pinterest.com for home-made clay, that sounded promising. I followed the link to woodsidekitchen.blogspot.com. Here is her recipe:
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup water
For my specific ornament, you'll also need:
Heart stamp (small)
Chopstick- to make a hole for the ribbon to go through
(Nail file- for getting clean definition around the edges)
I also needed to add a little extra cornstarch.
This craft was a little messy, and I don't have a lot of counter space in my apartment, so the rolling it out part was a little tricky. The rest of it worked just like the post said.
Once they were cooled off, I painted the stamped heart area red, let that dry, and then strung a ribbon through the top. Dan had found the perfect ribbon at Michael's, it was red white and green, just like the Hungarian flag.
I also write with a thin Sharpie on the back "Gracza Family Christmas 2012".
|With the pretty red heart|
|Four, for the four "units". Mom and Dad, Jonathan and Katie, Stephen and Dan and I.|
|See the perfect flag ribbon?!|
|Here's my handsome brother with his ornament.|