Day 27: Salt Dough Ornaments

DAY 27 is brought to you by, the lovely Jess of IROCKSOWHAT: 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)
Directions:

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!

>>>>>>Jess Craig – IROCKSOWHAT.com

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A very big THANK you to Jess for sharing this fantastic DIY. Please, be sure to give her blog home a visit.

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7 comments

  • FaerieBarista on said:

    Such a cute idea, I haven't done these in years.

  • -Kinsi- on said:

    Love these 🙂 My mom used to make little animal ones when I was an itty-bit. They were oh-so-cheesy (think ice-skating penguins with knit caps) but nostalgia knows no cheese.

    • jess on said:

      that's hilarious! i think christmas is pretty cheesy in general, so bring on the cheese!

  • Yelle on said:

    I totally love this! Definitely saving for a day in Dcember to make some more ornaments!

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