Sunday, November 20, 2011

Salt dough Christmas ornaments

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Hello everybody, how did your weekend go? Mine was sort of mixed. Little fun, lot of work, little unwell, some travel...now I am waiting to hit the bed and have a good night sleep, but not before making this post.

But first, thank you all for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments here. Also, a warm welcome to all my new friends. I am very pleased to have you all here.


Most of you must have started your Christmas preparations by now. I came across a fun project in the internet to make some interesting tree decorations and would like to share it with you.

I would say this is one of the most inexpensive form of crafts since you are only going to use things that are available in your kitchen.

Yes... all you need is flour, salt and little water. And, some paint and sequins to decorate your ornaments.


Take a cup of flour and add half a cup of salt to it. Mix well and add enough water to make a pliable dough. Shape them into desired shapes. If you have a cookie cutter it makes your work easy. I don't have these shapes, so I had to draw them out on flattened dough and cut using a knife.

Note, this is NOT edible. Your children might be tempted to take a bite.


Once you have shaped them bake in an oven at a low temperature for a long time. I baked at less than 100 degree C for about 1 hour. Don't let them brown. You can even dry them in the sun, but that would take ages and I don't think anyone would have so much patience.


You know they are done when they sound hollow when you tap them. When they are ready you can paint them and decorate as you wish.

Oh, don't forget to make those holes while shaping your dough if you are planning to hang them.

Aren't they cute?


Be careful while handing them. Make them a little thick because if they are too thin they tend to break easily.

Go ahead and have fun making these ornaments!

34 comments:

  1. Great Idea.... As usual... Superb..!

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  2. Salt dough ornaments really make me smile! My husband and I made ornaments like these the first year we were married, and many of them still survive and go on our tree--this will be our 28th married Christmas!

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  3. What a fun crafty way to get in the holiday spirit!

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  4. Thanks for sharing. I will give it a try!
    Ana BC
    Lanas & Hilos

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  5. Amazing! What a talent! Thanks for sharing these fun crafts.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  6. so geared up for the chirstmas, pradeepa! Very nice

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  7. These are adorable. I made some scented ornaments once and shared them on my blog. I would love for you to join my weekly linky party, Fri-Monday come strut your stuff. If you like giveaways I have some great ones going on, including 66 giveaways in 1 post for a Breaking Dawn event, hope you will stop by.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

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  8. Wow! Thats a very bright and colorful idea. Gearing up for the festival...

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  9. Very fun thanks for sharing.
    Meredith

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  10. I see that you are prepared for Christmas ! They look great and yummy....
    Hug
    Anna

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  11. These look so awesome!!! Please feel free to link up to my Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  12. Cute! I made some one time but they didn't dry out enough in the center and as time went on, they seemed to get soggy. :/ Might have to give them a go again and get the kids involved. Best wishes, Tammy

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  14. These are fantastic!! A Great kids craft. I would love it if you would share this at my You’re Sew creative' party going on right now!! I've also got some great giveaways this week, too!
    http://justmadethatway.blogspot.com/2011/11/blogoversary-party-day-eleven-jmtws.html

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  15. You are multi talented Pradeepa! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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  16. how cute, love the colors and shapes you picked! i'm hosting a grab bag giveaway over at my blog and i'd love for you to stop by and check it out- http://www.thelovelypoppy.com/2011/11/21/giveaways-galore-part-four/ xoxo nicole

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  17. thanks! I want to do these with my preschoolers!!

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  18. wow they are pretty...u ve done a g8 job....love to try them

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  19. I used to make these when I was a kid. Aaah, the beautiful, careless childhood times. I do have to admit that mine never turned out as beautiful as yours. Yours are so wonderful. I'll have to try making a few of these again. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  20. I think my grandchildren will enjoy making these. Stopping by from the Creative Bloggers Hop. Hope you stop over for a visit. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  21. Greetings From Southern California

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Nice Day :-)

    Thanks for your recent visit to My Blog

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  22. Hi, Pradeepa

    Thank you so much for stopping by www.homesweetubutterfly.com

    Have a great day.

    Vanessa

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  23. cute! I am trying something like this using baking soda dough-thanks for sharing!

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  24. So lovely, I've been wanting to try this out for awhile. Very glad that you were able to join us at Pin'Inspiration Thursday.

    Happy new follower :-)

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  25. This is wonderful. I would love to make some christmas ornaments using this recipe but at this time of the year, it is difficult for me to tear away from my first love, knitting. :) But I am sure that my daughter would love this and will definitely make some things out of this

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  26. Lovely! I plan on doing this with my kids!
    I'd love for you to stop by and link this up to my ornament linky.
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/11/25-days-of-christmas-ornaments-linky.html

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  27. I am going to try this out with my littles! This is AMAZING! I'd love for you to link up to my Friday linky party! This is so great!

    www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  28. These are so adorable. You are being featured this week at Lines Across My Face.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/11/cure-for-common-monday-19.html

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  29. I just wanted to let you know I featured you today over at Blissful and Domestic:> Stop by and grab a button:>

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/pinning-it-wednesday-christmas.html

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  30. I love the little hearts! Thanks for sharing the link on my blog!!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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