Salt Dough Christmas decorations

i saw this fan tastic idea from a friend of mine, Jess. and i thought it looked like a fun idea to do some ornaments for our christmas tree. Well i did most of the hard work.and it took me quite a few days to finish it.IMG_1204 - Copy

the first day i made the salt dough shapes.

what you’ll need

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • half cup water
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutters

How to make

mix all together and mix the dough till a doughy consistancy.  then roll the dough out and then use the cookie cutters to cut out the shapes. place the shapes in a well greased oven pan and bake until the cookie is rock solid hard. ( i hate my oven as it either cookes too fastor to slow. so my dough was not hard enough when i took it out and instead of baking it again. i layed them in window sill that gets lots of direct sunlight and let the sun dry it out naturally).oh  just have to disclaim that i dont know if it was my oven but some of the dough bubbled. but after painting it it looked inetersting with the raised parts.IMG_0041Then it was all dried i then painted it silver to atleast have a base colour for when my diva paints so if she misses a spot then the silver would show through instead of the white paste dough colour.IMG_0088Then it was my divas turn to do her magic.IMG_0051IMG_0057IMG_0092And i added a bit of glitter to make them sparkle while the paint was wet. After the paint dried I gave the shape a cover of modge to seal the paint.and add a string for the hanging.IMG_1199and then all that was left was to put up our tree and hang the ornaments.IMG_1188IMG_1180

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