Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Salt Dough Ornaments and Gift Tags

You gotta love Pinterest. I find so much inspiration on there such as salt dough ornaments. I've never even heard of salt dough before.

Here is the recipe for salt dough:
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
1 cup warm water

Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl and kneed until play doh consistency. Roll out, cut and out with cookie cutters.  I used stamps to decorate, but you could also let it dry completely and paint on them.

Below are gift tags that I made.  Be sure to cut the holes on the top with a straw before the dough dries.  Drying can take up to three days.  You could do it in the oven at a very low temperature (200 degrees) but the ornaments will puff up a little.

Update:  I have received many questions about where how i stamped the text.  I used rubber stamps similar to these ones here on amazon.  To color the stamps I used a stamp pad for some and just a crayola marker for others.
Left image are the stamps I used.  Purchased at the dollar section from Michaels.
The two ornaments on the far right that have the little indent are thumb prints of my daughter and nephew.

Stamping before cutting the shape out makes it much easier.

Let the kids make some too!

The one on the left is dry.  I was a little surprised at the texture after it dried.  My friend came over and asked me if he could eat one.

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