#NUO2013 Salt Dough Ornaments (What I Learned)
- 1 cup of salt
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of warm water
- parchment paper
Mix it all together, roll out your dough and make your ornaments just as you would sugar cookies. Stick them in a 250-degree oven for three hours, and viola.
Sounds so simple, doesn’t it? But allow me to add a few points.
Add the water slowly; you might not need it all. I ended up with an extremely sticky dough.
Don’t roll your dough too thin. After reading and looking at the pictures from yesterday’s Gingerbread Salt Dough ornaments, I realized this was another mistake I made.
Adding evergreen leaves looks really pretty, but they practically turn to dust when you touch them, after all, that time in the oven.
Drinking straws make the perfect-sized holes for hanging!
If the goal is to have really, really white ornaments, use air-dry clay. Sincerely I don’t know what kind of Photoshop magic some of these other crafters use to make their ornaments look so white!
The most important point to remember is when all else fails, have fun, and just go with it.