Making your own holiday ornaments is not only fun, but frugal as well. You can dress them up as much or as little as you like to suit your own personal tastes and the best part is you never have to brave the dreaded ornament aisle at local big box and craft stores! Want to make your dollar stretch even more — try salt dough! The only ingredients needed to make the dough above (which results in ornaments of any size or shape you can dream up) are literally salt, water and a little flour. That's it. You'll need access to an oven or toaster oven to bake them off and then you can paint them however you wish.
It's a great activity to add to a holiday party if you're hosting, simply make the shapes in advance and have friends adorn them before they leave (it beats playing Apples to Apples for the 500th time). A little paint or a little glitter and you're good to go! Check out step by step instructions on making your own over at Prudent Baby.
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