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« on: November 21, 2010 07:58:54 AM »

These are some Christmas Dough Ornaments I have been working on, this is the first time I have ever made them.  I plan on coating them in a clear satin finish by (Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Satin Clear, Non-Yellowing, UV Resistant).

These are my favourite ones that I have done so far.  They have stamped patterns in them with some cheap jewelry.

A little closer.  I will be using this dark brown ribbon to hang them with.

This is a box of ones that I am still working on, have to still attach wire and ribbon and maybe touch up with some paint.

These are some that haven't been painted yet, some are baked and some are air dried. They really don't look very nice before painting, it was almost hard to imagine that they would look so much better when painted with detail.


Here are some basic tools I have used.  Acrylic paints, paint brushes, exacto knife, sewing pin for poking holes in before baking to allow steam to escape so that they don't puff up and look awful, plastic darning pin for drawing details, cookie cutters, other containers for different shapes and sizes, some old jewelry for stamping details and of course flour for rolling and a big glass for rolling with.

Here is the jewelry in better detail.

The recipe I have been using is:
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
Water, enough that it isn't too sticky but it is workable without sticking to your hands and isn't falling apart. 
I found I had to really play with it first and knead it well before using.
I roll the dough approx a 1/4 inch give or take.
I allow them to dry on the cooling racks for days, that's how long it takes for them to get hard and solid.
Or I tried baking them at a low low temperature until they seemed done on a cookie sheet with some tinfoil on top.

I love the way they turned out and I am so happy with them, I am also addicted to making them.
Comments and Questions welcome.  Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010 08:43:00 AM »

Really neat!  I'll have to try this, thanks.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010 09:39:40 AM »

These are really great! I'd love to try this.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010 09:55:01 AM »

How wonderful! Thank you for posting these! You just brought back a flood of childhood memories! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010 12:10:34 PM »

Thanks everyone.  Hope you have fun making them.  They are cheap and easy, I know that Christmas time money is tight for me, so I thought these would make great gifts for people or decorations for myself.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010 02:19:35 PM »

Wow, I've seen a lot of salt dough ornaments, but these take the cake!  They're just fantastic!  I think the cream/brown ones are my favorites, those they're all spectacular.  Thanks so much for sharing!! 
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010 01:20:52 AM »

great idea using the large pendants and charms to stamp designs! (i love the heart one! ) i think the sepia tones of the decorations ion the first two pictures is particularly effective Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2010 06:55:15 AM »

They turned out so lovely!  I actually like the natural look, especially of the ones with leaves!

I still have some from my childhood (uh, at least 40 years old! Smiley )...they have yellowed a bit but they still look great on my tree!

I love your tips and the different items you used creatively to make your designs!

Looks like you will be having a very happy holiday!
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2010 07:13:15 AM »

Wow, I've seen a lot of salt dough ornaments, but these take the cake!  They're just fantastic!  I think the cream/brown ones are my favorites, those they're all spectacular.  Thanks so much for sharing!! 

Thank you very much for you nice comment, the cream/brown ones are my favourites also.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2010 07:14:42 AM »

great idea using the large pendants and charms to stamp designs! (i love the heart one! ) i think the sepia tones of the decorations ion the first two pictures is particularly effective Smiley

Thanks very much, I thought to myself, how can I get more detail....thats what I came up with.
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