Are you looking for easy Halloween decorations that are handmade and cheap to make?
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Then look no further than these salt dough decorations my friend Nanette made for her Halloween tree !
The salt dough recipe that she shared with me came from Messy Little Monster.
The handmade decorations and the way to use them was her own creation.
When I saw the Halloween tree , I simply loved it and asked it I could share it on the blog. She said yes.
This is a great project to make with your kids or grandkids and the ornaments are wonderful keepsakes!
So here is how to make salt dough ornaments.
- Combine the flour , table salt and water together to make the dough. If it is too sticky add a little more flour .
- Decide how many colors of salt dough you need and divide the dough up.
- Place the dough into separate non-food containers, put on plastic gloves to keep your hands clean and add the paint.
- Use your hands to mix the paint into the salt dough. Be sure the color is vibrant because it will fade. I suggest choosing a color two to three shades brighter than what you want.
- Shape the dough with your hands or use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
- Use an unsharpened pencil to make a round hole in the top of the ornaments to allow them to be hung once they are dry.
- Place the shaped dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the cookie sheet in the oven and turn it over every 30 minutes.
- Check the dough once an hour to see if it is dry. Typically the dough is dry in two hours.
- Once the dough is dry place it on a wire rack to cool. It is ok to leave it on the wire rack for a couple of days if you wish.
- Seal the front and back of the ornaments with Modge Podge. I suggest two to three layers of Modge Podge per ornament.
- Once the Modge Podge is dry, put a string or ribbon through the hole in top of the ornaments.
- They are now ready to hang on your Halloween Tree .
Storage Tip: Wrap each salt dough ornament individually and place them – neatly stacked – in a plastic box such as a plastic shoe box . Use plenty of packaging material and do not put any other types of ornaments in the same box. These ornaments are breakable.
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