Eeeeek My Pretties!
Lets make some
CANDY CORN ORNIES
ORNAMENTAL GINGERBREAD DOUGH
Here is my recipe!
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Molasses
1 Tsp Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Water
3 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp each: ground cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg
Beat shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in molasses. Mix dry ingredients together. Stir them into sugar mixture and gradually add water. Dough will be very stiff!
Heat oven to 350. Cut dough into 3 pieces. Roll one piece at a time (between 2 pieces of wax paper) to a thickness of about 1/4" Cut out desired shapes and patterns. Bake for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool and harden for several hours or overnight.
Finished ornaments can be painted, sealed or dipped in melted wax. The possibilities are endless!
You can find cookie cutters like this in craft stores , tag sales etc.
I have a large jar of them for crafting!
I use an electric stand mixer to make these as it is
VERY STIFF, HEAVY DOUGH
You will also need to refrigerate the dough overnight
Roll your dough thin as they will puff up some when baking!
to paint my
candy corn ornies
The colors that I used were
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CHALKY FINISH PAINTS
These were fun to make and paint!
After I finished painting them I varnished them
When dry I drilled small holes in them and threaded twine thru them
Years ago I found this old tin in an antique store
My husband made a
to go inside.
He cut a hole in the cover of the tin, and I filled the tin with plaster of paris
let it set
so the "tree" would stand upright in the tin
I enjoy making seasonal ornies to hang on this tree in my dining room
You can find more of my seasonal "trees" and ornies
Or click on the links
ornamental gingerbread dough
salt dough ornaments
in my side bar
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!
Here is my completed tree in my dining room!
DecoArt Americana DECOR paints are so easy to work with!
The end result is always amazing!
DecoArt provided me with the paints to complete this project as part of their
Helping Artist Program
Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint is available
Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, A C Moore
possible other stores depending on where you live!
Visit the Deco Art Chalky Finish website
For more design ideas and inspiration!
Happy Painting !