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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