DIY: Santa & Christmas Cookie Plates

Last year at the kids’ school’s Winter Fair, I made some cute Santa shell Christmas Tree ornaments from the shells we collected up at Portrane Beach in Donabate.

This year, I agreed to make something else for the same Adult/Holiday Gifts table.  I am going to be doing up some Santa & Rudolph Cookie plates.   I bought a few 1.00 plates at Ikea the other day, but I need to get the ones with flat rim edges as I think they’ll look cuter.  Some people make these type plates with Sharpie markers, but I have a whole kit of brilliant porcelain paint markers from Ross Baker, which will set better.   After you draw on the porcelain, you set by putting in the oven on 160 c for 90 minutes!   It says safe to eat off, but I’m still hesitant on that… so best use for “Santa’s Cookies and Ruldolph’s Carrot”.

Anyway, here are a few plates I did up  – some are cuter than others but all in all are pretty decent for my first try.   The ones with the rims will help prevent the paint from running down and allow for them to be personalized, if requested.

Happy to report they sold at the Winter Fair and we kept the perosnalized one for future visits from Santa!

Crafty Time: Salt Dough Ornament Crafts

I remember doing these Salt Dough ornament crafts when we were kids and now that Soren loves crafts, so I thought it was a great thing to do with him. The rolling was his favorite part… and painting lasted about 10 minutes and he was ready to move on. I finished them up and once dry, I will tie ribbons on them and hang on the tree.

We invited a friend over to do it too and they had a lot of fun.

Here is the recipe:

How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments With Your Kids