Thursday, November 29, 2012

DIY Salt Dough Stamped Ornaments

Yay for more ornaments! Our tree is really filling up and I still have a ton more ornaments to add! I told Todd we needed a second tree... and he wasn't all too happy at that prospect. :)


These Salt Dough Ornaments are really easy to make... In fact, you could even get the kids involved on this one! Salt dough is only three ingredients- 1 c salt, 1 c water and 2 c flour. Easy peasy.


The dough turned out a bit sticky, so I kneaded some extra flour in until it was a consistency I liked.


I then rolled it out (with plenty of flour to prevent sticking) and cut them into circles with a biscuit cutter. I don't have any pictures of this stage because my hands were so messy.


To dress up the ornaments, I added a stamped detail. I had several rubber stamps of snowflakes from a project last year. I used a bronze ink pad that I had on hand as well.

 

I very gently pressed it into the salt dough, being careful not to push the circles out of shape.



Ta-da! Magical. I then used a plain old toothpick to make holes for my string. I swirled my toothpick around to enlarge the holes because they kind of shrink.



Then you bake them in the oven for about 3-4 hours at 250*. I found my ornaments stuck to the baking sheet a bit, so you might want to use parchment paper. I also made sure to rotate my pans throughout the baking process to ensure even drying.


There you have it! Salt Dough Ornaments. I took some thin, golden twine and threaded it through the holes for hanging.


Want to see the other ornaments that we have made so far this year for our rustic tree? Click here for our DIY Glitter & Gold Pinecone Ornaments and click here for our DIY Dried Orange Ornaments (Todd's favorite ornament so far). You can also see our DIY Upcycled Ruffled Tree Skirt here.

Stay tuned for more ornament updates. Final tree pictures to come as well!

Happy Holiday Crafting! :)

Idea originally from here.

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10 comments:

  1. How pretty! I love the idea of stamping them with colored ink.

    I would love if you would share on Fall Into the Holidays. Next round opens tonight! It runs from Saturday to Thursday-

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    Katie @ Horrific Knits

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  2. Those are so cute! We've never made salt dough ornaments before, but we might have to try it now.

    I nominated you for the Liebster Blog award. I'd love it if you'd pop over and check it out! http://pikesplaceblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/liebster-blog-award.html

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  3. Oh they're pretty, pinning this, great idea

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  4. Very pretty presentation there! Love the addition of the snowflake stamp.

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  5. Hi I love this ornaments and the whole idea.........I pinned thru pinterest and am also following you andi the wednesday baker.blogspot.com

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  6. Stopping by from JAQ Studio link up party & so glad I did! I am totally going to do this with my kids. Definitely pinning! :)

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  7. Oh how pretty! They look so soft and wintery!

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  8. Thanks for sharing, I always love to see salt dough ideas, we love to use it in our home. This method is really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Printabelle!

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  10. What beautiful stamped salt dough ornaments! I just love working with salt dough and cornstarch dough - so much fun! Who knew that as adults could still play with dough?! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting!

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