Snowflakes are so pretty, especially when it comes to Christmas decorations. I have crocheted snowflakes, paper snowflakes, plastic-and-glitter snowflakes and a metal snowflake on display. I learned to cut six-sided snowflakes in elementary school, and I've been fascinated with them ever since, maybe more so now because I'm not shoveling them out of my driveway.
So when I saw these pretty (unpainted) salt-dough snowflakes, I had to try them. I cringe at detailed painting with craft paint and tiny paintbrushes, and these snowflakes had pen! doodles! on them. I had the idea to create some words with alphabet cutters, too, and Helen helped me plan those the night before. Unfortunately, when it came down to cutting out the ornaments, my time (and patience) were thin, evidenced by my tardiness in the school pick-up line. I was determined to use all the dough I had mixed, so I hand-shaped some initials for the kids and a dove for Quinn. I also rolled out a candy cane and remembered why I stink at play-doh.
So what happened to the snowflakes? They didn't turn out like my inspiration, to say the least. I plan to try again later, when my unofficial Cookie Plate Week is over.