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Friday, November 29, 2013

Crafty Christmas 2013

 We had such a fun weekend! We got a new Christmas tree, and it's pre-lit! What a time saver! I had so much extra time, that I baked 5 dozen Salt Dough Ornaments and we spent the day painting them and decorating our tree!

Katie's Salt Dough Ornament Recipe
yield 3 dozen small and 2 dozen large ornaments, or 4 dozen med-large ornaments

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie sheet
  • Toothpicks or Chopstick
  • Cookie cutters
  • Craft paints
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon or twine 


Preheat the oven to 250° F.

Mix together, salt, flour, and water until dough is formed. I put it in my Kitchen Aid and use the dough hook to mix. If dough is too sticky, sprinkle with flour, continue to do so until stickiness is gone. Do not add too much flour, as this will dry out the dough and will cause it to crack before you get a chance to bake it.

Roll out the dough to about 1/4” thick with a rolling pin that has been dusted with flour. Use cookie cutters to cut out your ornaments. Use a toothpick or chopstick  to make a hole toward the top of the ornament.

Place all shapes onto an ungreased cookie sheet and place into the preheated oven.Bake for 2 hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Decorate with paint/glitter as desired. Thread ribbon through hole and tie in a knot.Hang on your tree or tie onto a package.

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