Sunday, November 18, 2012

Salt Dough Tutorial // Giveaway Preview

I've got the holiday itch. I want to start decorating for Christmas but I must wait until Saturday. I think I want to start decorating so early because Olivia is making Christmas exciting again. That's a pretty good reason to be early, ya?
However, instead of full on decorating, I decided to give Olivia and myself a few fun pre-holiday craft projects.
Yesterday's project was Salt Dough Ornaments.

You will need:
2 cups flour
1cup salt
1 cup warm water
A bit of extra flour to roll dough on
*This dough can be saved for a few days in the fridge*
Heat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix the dry ingredients together. Once mixed, slowly add the water while stirring. Lightly whisk the mixture until a soft, non sticky, dough forms.

Now it's time to knead! Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes then roll it out on a clean, lightly floured surface. Grab your favorite cookie cutters or shot glasses (makes cute little circles) and cut out your desired number of shapes. Put your dough ornaments on a nonstick baking pan, or a pan covered with parchment paper and bake for 100-135 minutes (time depends on thickness of dough) at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking the ornaments a bit longer will give them a light tan color/rustic look.
**Don't forget to cut a small hole for ribbon or an ornament hook BEFORE baking, straws work really well for this**

Once the ornaments have cooled it's time to paint.
We used watercolors, but acrylics work really well, too.


 The giveaway begins tonight at Midnight EST.
One winner will receive a 2oz Organic Honey Cocoa (Beeswax and Cocoa Butter) Lotion Bar, a 2oz Natural Coffee Scrub, and a Vanilla Lip Butter tube ~ valued at $13.50

Contest is open to US and Canada residents.


  1. Beautiful treasury! I found you through team treasury on Etsy and hope that you follow my blog as well at


  2. Too bad I missed that giveaway! Very adorable ornaments and ornament maker!