salt dough ornaments 2012

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!

4 Comments salt dough ornaments 2012

  1. Claire December 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    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. (:

    1. Elizabeth December 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      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 December 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Those turned out great!

  3. Amanda December 17, 2012 at 8:07 am

    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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