Do you remember salt dough from your childhood? I sure spent many happy hours making all sorts of things. Never mind that I usually was too impatient and didn’t leave my masterpieces long enough in the oven to dry thoroughly so they would go mouldy… Also, painting them with water colours was not the best idea either.
However, things have changed now and with a bit of common sense, salt dough is great for many grown-up projects and can look a lot more sophisticated than my unshapely tiny bread loaves from back then.
Not only a fun project for kids, you can truly go crazy with these salt dough creations and add glitter, festive colours and all sorts of textures to the ornaments. These ones by Cassie from Wholefully are sure to brighten any Christmas tree up.
These ornaments by sol da eira are incredibly neat and just plain beautiful. Sometimes, simple shapes win!
Jeran from Oleander + Palm used a stamp and ink pad to create these simple yet beautiful ornaments. I love this idea, especially in combination with the rustic twine hanger. I’m all about rustic decor.
Any Ornaments, Really
Salt dough ornaments are actually great all year round. These ones have the added twists of coloured dough and cinnamon, which makes them smell absolutely lovely! Get the recipe over at The Imagination Tree.
These salt dough Easter ornaments are such lovely little things and the decoupage technique really works well with these. Find the instructions over at the Wallflower Kitchen.
For a sunny summer holiday feeling, check out this awesome starfish garland from Blythe at Desperate Craftwives.
Level up your gift wrapping skills with awesome salt dough gift tags! An easy project not only for Christmas. I love these from Simple House Expressions.
And why not use funky colours and personalise them with the recipients’ names like Melanie from the Bliss Bloom Blog?
Stuck for a gift idea? Salt dough candle holders are simple yet so pretty (and cheap, too). Get the instructions at Learning and Exploring Through Play.
You could buy an expensive kit for hand and foot prints, or you could just make your own! That’s gifts for the whole family sorted, thanks to The Imagination Tree.
And why stop at little human feet? Get your dogs in on the action, like Michelle at the Crafty Morning did with her Sadie.
Personalised jewelry is always great, and these pendants from The Lady With The Red Rocker takes it to the next level. This is certainly not something you think of when you think of salt dough, but they are just lovely.
Something useful are these salt dough bowls from Jodie at Meaningful Mama. Be it as gift or just a pretty little bowls for bits and bobs, this is a great project for kids or adults.
I remember my own little bakery when I was a kid – All the bread rolls and loaves you could think of, however I have to admit that Margot’s bakery items over at Coffee and Vanilla trump whatever I baked up back then. Well done!
Of course, bread and pastries are only some of the things you can make… At the Kitchenfloor Crafts, you can order eggs and bacon and all sorts of things. Yum!
And then to finish it all off with an ice-cream lolly at Let’s Do Something Crafty… Yep, I like this a lot.
And if you need to pop your shopping list for all these goodies on the fridge, enter salt dough fridge magnets! While they come in all shapes and sizes, I love these funny little creatures from Flotsam and Red Ted Art.
Last but not least, show the man in the house some love with these fun magnets over at Crafts by Amanda. Indeed, much more fun than the plastic letters everyone else has…
Wonder how to whiten up your salt dough for a really refined look?
Try this recipe:
3/4 Cup White Acrylic Paint
1/2 Cup Water
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
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