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Monday, December 2, 2013

DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

 

This week I thought I would deviate from my usual edible suggestions and offer up a classic recipe that's a perfect addition to your Holiday traditions. I don't think salt dough needs any special introduction, but for those who are unfamiliar with it, it's a fun & easy dough that you can use for lots of fun projects- in this case, ornaments!

There are only 3 ingredients- salt, flour & water. You can add food colouring if you like or paint & decorate your baked dough once it's cooked & cooled.

Because this is our first family Christmas, I wanted to make some ornaments that we'll put on our tree every year and enjoy with fond memories. They're great to make & give as gifts (think: handprint ornaments for the grandparents!) and they'll always have a special place on the tree. Plus there's an added bonus: they're pretty shatterproof. ;)

Salt Dough:

Ingredients:
1/2 cup table salt
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup all purpose flour

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
2. In a bowl, mix salt & warm water 
3. Add flour & mix until well combined; form into a ball
4. Lightly flour a surface and knead dough for approx. 5 minutes
5. Re- sprinkle surface with flour & roll dough to 1/4" thick
6. Use cookie cutters to make desired shapes; using a skewer, poke to make holes so you can string through some ribbon or twine to hang the ornaments
7. Bake on a parchment- covered baking sheet for 5- 6 hours
8. Allow to cool overnight & decorate to your heart's content (I used clear glitter for ours)