As a little pre-Christmas crafting, we decided to go ahead and make salt dough ornaments again. It was a big hit last year and it was an even bigger hit this year! Jude adored playing with the salt dough (1/2 c water, 1/2 c table salt – NOT kosher! and 1 c flour).

Salt Dough Ornaments 2012

I decided to see if I could neatly write ‘peace’, ‘joy’ and ‘love’ on the ornaments as an experiment to see how they baked. Into the oven for 5 hours at 200 degrees.

Salt Dough Ornaments 2012

The words ended up looking pretty nice once they were baked and spray painted!

Salt Dough Ornaments 2012

I love the bright colors we used this year! Its feels like a fairly modern spin on such a traditional idea.

Salt Dough Ornaments 2012

Here’s hoping that your Christmas season is peaceful and full of love and joy!

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4 Responses to salt dough ornaments 2012

  1. Claire says:

    Your salt dough turned out a bit better than my dough experience (corn starch, baking soda, water). I *think* it would have been better if I baked at a lower temp…The other dough recipe is a bit smoother looking (less pourous) but VERY fragile – I think the ornaments would need to be thicker to avoid breakage.

    Y’alls turned out SO cute! Haha – maybe I need lessons from you. Or a cookie cutter. (:

    • Elizabeth says:

      Good to know about the baking soda one! I pinned a recipe for a corn starch one but I’m guessing it would also be very fragile. These salt dough ones are not fragile at all! And yes, cookie cutters are helpful!

  2. KHohns says:

    Those turned out great!

  3. Amanda says:

    Those are awesome. I’ve been tempted to do it but was worried they’d be really fragile. I think Aleeya and I will have to take on this project this week!

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