When Hurricane Irene came through we lost all our christmas decorations. I've decided that it's far more meaningful to make decorations and trade homemade decorations with friends than it is to buy decorations.
Salt Dough is a cheap and easy way to make ornaments. And it's lots of fun to include the kids!
To make Salt Dough
1 cup of Flour
1/2 cup of Salt
1/2 cup of water
Stir until a dough forms, knead for 5 minutes until the consistency of playdoh.
Roll out and cut dough into desired shape.
Bake at 200F for 5 hours. (I flipped mine after 3 hours)