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Ranch Life
Oh boy, do I remember the old time ornament and napkin ring idea! Entertaining guest, giving them as a gift, can dress up any holiday table. Ornament Essential oils A simple recipe, fun and safe for kids, and of course a wonderful way to teach children the art of giving. ornament essential oils Coming into a season of giving I wanted to create ideas for gift giving, table decor, and an activity to do with youth. Since we are past the little ones in the home and yet to have grandchildren, I thought of this old recipe to have the youth make for their loved ones. Plus, these little gems can be used all season and adding a heart or snowflake to the mix of cookie cutters…well… this could be an ongoing gift through the long winter months. Enjoy making these and being creative of how you can add them to packages, place them throughout your home for wonderful scents, or simple ornament to decorate your tree. ornament essential oils Recipe: 1 cup of flour 1 cup of salt 1/2 cup warm water Mix flour and salt together, add water slowly while mixing with your hands. Form a ball, make sure they are not too sticky. Roll out dough onto floured surface and make your cut outs. After you place cutouts onto your cookie tray, make a hole by using a straw. You can also stamp on the cut out to give a little Scandinavian look. Bake at 250 degrees for 2-3 hours or leave out on a tray for 2 or so days. After they dry, add a drop or 2 of essential oils to each one. We love using lemoncinnamon, peppermint, clove, and orange. Either individually or combining a couple. You can also paint them with acrylics to add a flash of color. NOTE: The organic oils are more expensive so in doing crafts, diffusing type of use I use the less expensive essential oils. When putting them in my teas, foods, or lotions I like to use the organic essential oils. Be creative! Ornament essential oils I am sure you will come up with great ideas! Send me pictures in the comments below…Love to see what you came up with! Adding ribbon or a pin back can be a way someone can use your napkin ring for other gift ideas. Attaching the ornament to a gift is my favorite way to use them. God’s blessings as you celebrate all the Lord has given you and your family! Love deeper, talk sweeter, Lee
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Crafts, Paper/Cards, Ranch Life
Our homemade Christmas ornaments always reflect our lives. Of course, if you’re making an ornament or card for someone, you may change it up a bit for their personality or yours. Our western life and faith give a taste of who we are and what we love to share. We hope the ideas below spark some ideas. The ornament is made with a clear bulb and rubs on letters. Easy peasy…I love attaching the ornaments onto a gift. Just brings a little sparkle. The Stamping’ Up products I get from a friend of mine. Here is her link if you don’t have a demonstrator. The card is using: Real Red Card stock Basic Black Card stock Shimmery White Card stock Glimmery Paper with Background 2″ circle punch Basic Black Ink Pad White Craft Ink Pad Hemp cardboard letters I cut out using my Big Shot and small die cut Set of Wild Horses Chalks Directions: Simply stamp your image onto your glittery white card stock. Mine had an image on it but you sure can use an embossing folder to create your own. Punch out image Chalk as you like Layered using dots or pop-ups Painted my letters with White craft ink While still wet you can add some dazzling diamond glitter. I placed letters to look like NOEL and used pop-ups for them too. Layer your card and you’re done! This one is easy peasy! You will need: Real Red Card Stock Shimmery White Card Stock Sweater embossing Folder Pine Cone framelits Banners Framelits Banners Stampset Big Shot Creation Time: Do all your Big Shot things first Pine Cones, a banner of choice, and your sweater Mount and layer your card stock and create with your cut outs. Such a simple card, and so COZY too! My sister got into this homemade card making and she loves it! Especially Christmas! I just got this in the mail today and it made my day! Ornaments are pretty easy nowadays with clear bulbs. I especially like the flat ones as you can fill them easily and put the rub on letters on easier too. Rub on are pretty popular…here is some ideas. Making something special is always rewarding and a great expression of LOVE! Merry Christmas! Love deeper, talk sweeter, Lee
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