I made these as part of my yearly holiday gift batch for my husband's coworkers. I made a few extra for family & friends, too.Supplies
1 c flour
1/2 c salt
1/2 c warm water
Optional for decorating -- stamps, ink, paint, brushes, yarn, twine, ribbon
Optional -- craft sealerSteps:
Select cookie cutters for your project.
Mix flour, salt and water to create the dough.
Mix mix mix. Add more water, if your dough is too dry.
taste the "cookies" at this point. They are "icky."
Lightly dust the counter with flour.
Or just pour a metric ton of flour on the counter. Choose the method that works best for you.
Roll your dough 1/4" thick. Concentrate.
(not pictured) Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
If you want your ornaments decorated with ink, now is the time to do it. Baking will set your inking. Select your stamps, ink, etc. I used trees, snowflakes, sheet music and two or three colors of ink.
Stamp your dough. Cookie cutter your shapes from your sheet of dough and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Using a drinking straw, poke a hole in each ornament.
(not pictured) Bake for 4 hours, flipping once or twice to maintain flatness.
Remove from oven. Allow to cool. Admire your new pretty shapes.
If you're feeling feisty, stamp or sign the back of your ornaments and ink the edges a bit to give them a more finished look. Seal them with clear or pearl craft sealer.
String them for hanging and give them to friends.
I used them to hang on gift baskets for Christmas, but love that they can be displayed year-round, too.Inspired by these beautiful blog posts!http://onclevermode.blogspot.com/2011/01/salt-dough-hearts.html
these gorgeous trees http://makeitgiveit.blogspot.com/2011/12/sophisticated-salt-dough.html