Monday, November 26, 2012

DIY: Salt Dough Ornaments

(This project is featured on The Paper Mama today!)

I have been a salt dough makin' fool! There is nothing more festive for me than baking these special ornaments, knowing that it'll add a handmade touch to my tree (or better yet, a friend or family member's tree)!

To make salt dough ornaments it's pretty simple-

All you need-
>>2 cups of flour
>>1 cup of salt
>>1 cup of water
>>5 TBS of cinnamon or whatever spice you like (this just adds a delicious smell but not necessary)

Mix together the ingredients and knead for a few minutes until you're working with dough. Use a rolling pin and roll out your dough, cut out your ornaments with cookie cutters (or use a cup rim in my case), punch a hole in your ornament with a straw or pencil and bake at 325 degrees for an hour. Let your ornaments cool before painting and decorating. I painted mine with white paint and used a sharpie to decorate. I baked them again to seal the paint and ink (at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes), it's not necessary but I thought it wouldn't hurt. :)

These make the best gifts and are always well received. Salt dough ornaments are such a classic holiday diy project, have fun baking!

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