I remember salt-dough Christmas ornaments from when I was little. I never really knew what they were until , around, five years ago. I happened upon the recipe , online. Of course I never wrote it down.
Starting new Christmas traditions with my kids , salt-dough ornaments had to part of that tradition. Along with other meaningful, handmade ornaments. A true country style Christmas tree wouldn’t be that with out them.
I started playing around with ingredients and here is the recipe I decided works best:
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I absolutely adore this recipe. It works great for Christmas ornaments, an art project for kids on a rainy day, imprinting your babies feet/hand prints , or even something as simple as a “to , from” gift tag like I made here.
Using a regular rubber stamp I imprinted snow flakes and other designs. I also laid, on others, a piece of fabric over the top and rolled it and rolled over the fabric with a rolling pin to get a natural linen look.
The possibilities are endless.
After you allow the dough to dry , mine took 24 hours – air drying. I took a fine piece of sand paper and smoothed out the edges . Don’t worry, they should be very sturdy!
I have some ornaments that have been preserved for years without any deterioration , by simply, storing them in a ziploc bag . You could also spray them with clear spray paint to seal them even better.
You and your family will have a blast making personalized ornaments or tags. All while creating memories and traditions.
Before you make yours, How about I GIVE you some . For free!
I am giving away 6 FREE salt-dough tags!
The giveaway includes:
1 distressed white snow flake tag , 1 natural snow flake tag
1 distressed white linen tag, 1 natural linen tag
1 distressed white floralia tag, 1 natural floralia tag
Due to the handmade process , no two tags will be the same. Imperfections are welcomed
How to WIN your FREE gift tags:
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GOODLUCK!! Maybe I’ll even add some other goodies in with your tags for the winner *wink*
giveaway ends : 11/11/11
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