We finally finished our Painted Salt Dough Ornaments today. Some of these beauties will be going on our Christmas tree and others will become some fantastic gifts to our family and friends. It was a long process, but well worth it. We made Salt Dough Heart Necklaces back in the Springtime for Mother's Day and they made fabulous gifts.
To make Salt Dough Ornaments you'll need:
(We doubled this recipe)
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup water
ribbon for hanging
Mix the flour and salt well and add water. Add more flour if too sticky or more water if too dry. Roll out on a flour surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to create the shapes for your ornaments and then place the dough shapes on a foil lined cookie sheet. Use a straw form holes on the top of the ornament shapes. Bake between 275 F and 300 F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
After the ornaments were done, we painted the dough shapes with solid colors of acrylic paint.