so i’m not going to lie….i tried some other pinterest recipe for salt dough ornaments. and, well, it totally didn’t work. i was beyond frustrated with the gloppy dough, my broken (but now fixed) oven, and my daughter who wouldn’t leave anything alone for more than a second.
SOOO,…i regrouped, did some more researching for the perfect recipe and think i may have found it! these were so easy to mix, and roll out. the stamping is just a genius idea that i had found HERE & HERE. (oh, and also on the second time around, i made them during naptime!)
2 cups of all purpose bleached flour
1 cup of salt
3/4 cups of lukewarm water *add a little more water if your dough is dry and not sticking together.
1. Mix all the ingredients together with a spoon.
2. Knead it until it’s smooth (about 5 minutes).
3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface, making sure there is plenty of flour under the dough so that the shapes cut out easily.
4. Stamp using regular ink and rubber stamps (mine are from Michael’s)
5. Use cookie cutters to make whatever shape ornaments you want.
6. Use a straw or skewer to poke holes in them BEFORE baking.
7. Bake for 2 hours on 200 degrees on a nongreased baking sheet. If your ornaments are on the thinner side, they may only take 45 min. to an hour. When they are hard and dry, they are done.
8. After baking, let cool and then paint, glitter, or mod podge to your liking. I used a gold paint pen to paint the edges of most of mine, because i think it gives it a finished look.
this is a sneak peak at our neighbor gifts (the glass christmas tree cookie jar is from walmart and only $3!)