I am so excited to share a great Christmas craft project today. Salt dough ornaments and gift tags. For pennies you can make a great gift for your family and friends. I am using the ones my girls and I made as gift tags that the recipients can later use as an ornament.
All you need to get started is
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
1,2,3 easy peasy!!!
Toss it all in the mixer for a few minutes.
Once it is all combined
Kneed until smooth
I separated mine, so each girl could have one.
Roll the dough ball out on wax paper
Now for the fun part….
Grab a doily and press it into the dough with the rolling pin.
When you lift the doily off you will be left with a beautiful pattern.
Next grab a cookie cutter and cut out your ornaments.
Remove the dough from around your ornament shapes, lift and
place on a cookie sheet and poke a hole with a straw.
Cook at 200 degrees for 5-6 hours.
Take them out and let them cool.
Paint them white, start with the back. After the back is dry, paint the front.
After the paint is dry apply glue to the front.
While the glue is still wet sprinkle with glitter.
Lightly wipe off the top, so that the glitter only sticks in the grooves.
After the glitter and glue has dried seal with a spray sealer.
Write on the back who the gift is to and from and run a ribbon through the hole.
Hang from your gift.
And give to your friends and family.
A simple gift that will become sentimental in the years to come.