IF you are looking to get crafty this Christmas, we’ve got just the thing for you.
23-year-old mum Megan Annalise, has shared how she cuts costs and gets creative by making her own Christmas tree decorations.
Not only are they very easy to make, but don’t worry, you won’t need to go out and splash the cash on expensive ingredients either – as it’s highly likely that you will already have the three ingredients needed at home.
Megan revealed that she uses flour, salt and water to make her decorations – which are simple to make and look great too.
The savvy mum recently shared a clip on TikTok showing how she makes her own Christmas tree decorations, which she posted with the caption ‘These salt dough ornaments were super easy to make and turned out so cute!!! We are in the Christmas spirit over here’.
In the clip, which Megan paired with the hot Christmas tune ‘All I want for Christmas is you’, by Mariah Carey, she demonstrated how she makes her own festive decorations.
In the video we see Megan mix together her ingredients in a bowl – she uses four cups of flour, one cup of salt, one and a half cups of water.
She whisks everything together with a handheld whisk, before sprinkling some flour onto a piece of greaseproof paper.
Megan puts the large ball of dough onto the paper, before rolling it out with a rolling pin.
She then uses her child’s hand to create handprints and a pen to make a hole next to the handprint – this will be to loop to attach the string through so that Megan can hang her creations on her tree.
Following this, the DIY whizz uses a knife to cut around the handprint.
The savvy mum then puts her creations on a tray and bakes them in the oven on 200 degrees for one to two hours.
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Once baked, Megan gets to painting – she uses standard craft paint on the hands of the decorations, to transform them into small Santas.
She paints the palm of the hand red for Santa’s hat and paints on eyes and a red nose to finish off the decoration.
Megan then hooks a piece of string through the hole, before adding them to her Christmas tree.
Megan’s decorations look fabulous and for those wanting to do something crafty this festive season, this is something you must try.
Not only this, but if you are concerned about the costs of Christmas, making your own decorations will save you lots of money on baubles too.
Megan’s video has clearly impressed many, as it has quickly racked up a whopping 105.5k views.
It has 5,582 likes, 116 comments and 745 shares.
TikTok users loved the idea and took to the comments to express this.
One person said: “Beautiful idea!”
Another added: “These are so cute!!”
A third commented: “I need to do this!”
Meanwhile, someone else noted: “You are so creative, these are amazing”.
Whilst another posted: “I love these!!! Thank you for the idea, definitely doing this with all my babe”.