This weekend I went super old school and made salt dough ornaments. You've done this, right? I made a bunch of little gifts for friends and family. So much fun! Love being able to make something personal like this and it's insanely easy.
Here's how I did it:
- Mix 2 cups flour + 1 cup table salt + 1 cup warm water.
- Flour a flat surface (I used my granite kitchen counter top) and knead for a few minutes.
- Roll out with a rolling pin on an extremely well floured surface. This will help them come up easier and retain their shape.
- I used cookie cutters to cut out my shapes, then transferred them to a cookie sheet.
- I played with a variety of letter and number stamps and black ink to decorate. Don't forget to poke a hole with a skewer or straw if you're planning to hang them!
- I left my ornaments out to dry overnight, though you can also bake them at 200 degrees for 4-6 hours.
- After they dried, I used a little glue and tinsel glitter by Martha Stewart.
I'm already thinking of what else I can make, doesn't have to be a Christmas ornament either. You could make gift tags or even a little quote to hang for a friend's birthday. This is such a great activity for kids too-pull this out during the holiday break!
P.S. Have I ever mentioned I'm a messy crafter?