It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

I’m probably one of the last crafty bloggers to get with the whole holiday decorating thing! Running a bit behind schedule! And I’m not exactly sure how that happened with my new employment status… Hmmm…. Oh, well, it doesn’t matter, we’ve been having a blast seeing the lights come up  and the decorations all around!

I debated on the name of this post for a while… It was between what I went with and ‘Salt Dough, Finger Nail Polish and Glitter’. Yes, I fell for it… The salt dough ornaments that are all over the internet these days…

I have a plan for my little stars… More about that later. I hated the larger glitter, but once I switched to the glitter ‘dust’ I love love my little stars!

I used this recipe and baked them at 250 for about 3 or 4 hours.

The  salt dough was fun for the kiddo. He helped mix it, and stamp it. We were having a little playdate and I wanted to have some of the ornaments baked for them to paint… I didn’t realize they were supposed to cook for like 4 hours! And I also didn’t realize that all my Christmas stamps are still in boxes. But they had fun stamping and balling up the dough into different shapes…

It was also fun glittering and decorating them, the whole family, later in the night!

My intention is to paint and/or glitter all the ornaments and tags, but a few are going au natural as gift tags!

The finger nail polish! Have you seen these fingernail polish ornaments from The Cheese Thief? It’s pretty cool! There are a couple of drawbacks to this activity… Finger nail polish is much more expensive than I remember it being and the toxic smell! But it’s fun, cool results and if you mess it up, you can wash it off and start over!

Mine don’t look quite as good as ones shown on The Cheese Thief . But I worked on it for about an hour and I have a feeling  she worked on it for quite a bit longer to really master the technique!

And then I dropped them… My son was devastated! He totally got on my case about making a mess and breaking our project. He even ran downstairs and told on me to Daddy. Needless to say, it was totally an accident. And of course I broke my favorites…

and a little teaser… Glitter balls… What do you think those are going to be????


  1. Hi feelincrafty,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and linking back to mine.

    I did have a couple of water spots but very few. I did a couple more today to experiment with how to get rid of them. I tried with a powerful blow drier and it seemed to help a little.

    I tried googling a solution for this and here are the tips from this link:

    which says to dip slowly and when dropping in the nail polish drop it too high.

    This link:

    says ” make sure there are none in the polish before you dip you nail (you can pop those), dip in & out slowly, and make sure to get rid of any water drops on your nail – if they won’t drip or shake off, you can use the corner of a paper towel to absorb them”

    I didn’t notice how fast or slow I dipped my ornament in. I also think it may depend on how dry the nail polish is when drawing the pattern, it could be that the water is getting pulled above the nail polish when pulled to make the pattern.

    Sorry about your broken ornaments. I too have broken quite a few ornaments this season on various crafts projects also, it’s always a bummer, especially the clean up.

    I hope these tips help!

    I love your blog btw. I was viewing it this morning but didn’t get a chance to reply to your comment until this evening. Gonna poke around some more 🙂

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