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How do you make ornaments?

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Ornaments can be made from many different materials, but easily create a variety of ornaments by cutting out shapes from gingerbread with cookie cutters. Punch a hole in the shape, and tie a ribbon to hang the ornament on a tree.

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  1. Make the gingerbread

    Mix together 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, 2 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon of oil and 2 cups of water. On a floured surface, roll out the cookie dough to 1/8-inch thickness.

  2. Cut out the shapes

    Use holiday-themed cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the dough. With a straw, punch out a hole at the top of the shape.

  3. Bake the ornaments

    Place the cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Put the cookies in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 40 minutes, and then cool on a wire rack. These ornaments are edible and can be eaten once cooled.

  4. Decorate the ornaments

    Decorate with frosting or piped icing if you plan to save some of the cookies to eat later. Otherwise, decorate with glue, glitter, or anything else you can think of. If you want to preserve the ornaments, let them dry out for at least 24 hours, and then spray with an acrylic sealer. To hang, tie a ribbon through the hole.

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