Thursday, December 3, 2015

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

This year I've taken the plunge. Making *ALL* ornaments by myself (& a little help from my son!). Yes, ALL of them! Except for the lights, lace & the tree itself, I made everything. Let's say I'm in love with my oven (I've been doing a bit of baking lately) , and a bit in love with my cookie cutters too!


The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments




The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
Although I claim we brought almost nothing when we moved to Chile, I did bring along these babies. Thank goodness, since I couldn't find nice cookie cutters of this size anywhere here! 

The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
Cookie Cutter obsession: Those lil hearts are cheese cut outs! looked adorable in their lil corner at my tea party.
How to go about it: For one batch, all I needed was 2 cups white flour+ 1 cup salt +3/4 cup water (& food colouring). Well of course there can be various combinations they'll all turn out fine. If you hate the stickiness of the flour, add some more salt. I kneaded the dough, rolled it on a parchment paper (baking paper) and had my kid cut out christmas shapes with a cookie cutter. Then I poked a hole in each with a straw (to enable stringing it with wires) . I laid them all over a cookie sheet and baked it at 135C/275F for 1& 1/2 hours.

What I used for decorations: yarn, pom poms, glitter, sequins,cotton swabs, marker pens, paint and of course coloured wires to enabling hanging them. 

The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
As you can see, they aren't thick at all.
The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
Although I did add food colouring in the first batch, we had to paint it more red later anyways. Then I realised Red Ornaments kinna disappear in the background when put up, so made a plain, color less batch the next time around!
The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
A little pom on each heart, makes em look so pretty :)
The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
Realised a bit late that they'll need a third leaf each!

The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
Turned 'caterpillars' of dough into candy canes before baking. Tied em up with red & green yarn.
The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
These were supposed to be Santas & stockings! Didn't use cutters for these. Think of dough as play doh to make whatever shapes you'd like!

The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
A little yarn for a warm scarf


The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

The Practical Mom: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
Tried this without a cutter too (I *really* looked, and looked for snowflake cookie cutters in vain!)






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9 comments:

  1. These are so cute. Feeling festive :) Thanks for sharing with this week's #pinitparty. We love your stuff.

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  2. These are great! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop! :)

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  3. Soo cute! Wish I had the craftiness you do but I am so tempted! My tree is completely bare except for lights. Haha! What did you use to paint the red? And how did the glitter stick on the snowflake?:)

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    1. I used a normal red paint! and glue for glitter dust! sorry for such a late reply!

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  4. Oh I'm so glad you shared these - I have yet to do any ornaments this year with my girls. They will have so much fun! :)

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  5. Salt dough ornaments are so fun to make! Yours are really cute! Love the added poms too. Thank you for sharing your projects with us at Brag About It!
    Pinning and tweeting to share!
    ~Laurie

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  6. I love how many different ways you have decorated them- so pretty!

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  7. These are awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us at #MMBH! I've pinned this to our board. :)
    XOXO
    www.MrsAOKAWorkInProgress.com

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  8. Thank you all for your encouraging comments ! :)

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