On the Fourth Day of Christmas Craze…

This is the fourth post in an ongoing series Christmas Craze. We, Vagabonds is partnering with Almost There to bring you 12 Days of Christmas DIY gifts, decorations and more. The third day’s article can be found here.

This year I really wanted to make my own Christmas tree ornaments, so when I saw a recipe for salt-dough on Pinterest, I was oh so excited!

First of all, I have tons of flour and salt and even better, all the materials are so cheap. So with the Nutcracker in the background, Joseph and I settled in for a fun date-night of ornament making.

Salt Dough Ornaments

What you’ll need for this project:

  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Straw
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • String

To make the dough, you just mix a half cup of salt, a half cup of water and a cup of flour. Then, roll the dough out, make your shapes and bake in the oven at 250 for about two hours.

Salt Dough

Once the dough is baked, it’s really up to you what you do next. What I did was paint them all with gesso and then various colors, tie them with string and place them on my tree for a fun, handmade look. Here’s the results:

DIY Ornaments

DIY Ornaments

DIY Ornaments

DIY Ornaments

This entry was published on December 5, 2012 at 8:43 am. It’s filed under Holiday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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