Tuesday, October 1, 2013

19 Days of Homemade Gifts ~ Day 1 ~ Salt Dough Ornaments and Gift Tags

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.
Salt Dough
Salt dough ornaments
All you need to get started is
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 water
1,2,3 easy peasy!!!
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Toss it all in the mixer for a few minutes.
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Once it is all combined
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Kneed until smooth
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I separated mine, so each girl could have one.
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Roll the dough ball out on wax paper
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Now for the fun part….
Grab a doily and press it into the dough with the rolling pin.
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When you lift the doily off you will be left with a beautiful pattern.
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Next grab a cookie cutter and cut out your ornaments.
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Remove the dough from around your ornament shapes, lift and
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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.
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Paint them white, start with the back.  After the back is dry, paint the front.
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After the paint is dry apply glue to the front.
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While the glue is still wet sprinkle with glitter.
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Lightly wipe off the top, so that the glitter only sticks in the grooves.
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After the glitter and glue has dried seal with a spray sealer.
Salt dough ornaments
Write on the back who the gift is to and from and run a ribbon through the hole.
Salt dough ornaments
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Hang from your gift.
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And give to your friends and family.
A simple gift that will become sentimental in the years to come.
 
Charity
Day 1 ~ Salt Dough Ornaments
Day 2 ~ Silent Night, Holy Night Pillow
Day 3 ~ Sentimental Penny Keychain
Day 4 ~ Cookie Sheet Chalkboard
Day 5 ~ Duct Tape Composition Notebook
Day 6 ~ Bible Bookmark
Day 7 ~ Bible Notebook


































2 comments:

Christie Karras said...

These are beautiful and I plan to make them with my son, just wondering, do you spray the finished product with some sort of clear-coat so that the sprinkles won't fall off? Also, what type of glue do you use?

Thank you!

Coleen Verner said...

I can't wait to make these with the kids!

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