Salt Dough Ornaments

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I made these ornaments as a child with my mother. I think we made 56 snowmen one year.

I have been homebound with sick ones this week so instead of attending Christmas school parties we stayed in our pajamas for four days while sorting legos and making ornaments.

And watching The Lord of the Rings.

I’ve never noticed before how many parts of The Lord of the Rings remind me of my Grandmother.

It’s been a productive week around here. (sarcasm)

There is a shocking lack of baked goods and wrapped presents, but no shortage of silver spray painted ornaments.

I’m pretty sure that in some small way this is bringing balance to the universe.

In other news, my sister opened a restaurant this week. Now there’s something you can’t do in your pajamas.

You should go and visit her at Blackberry Market if you live anywhere near Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  And if you aren’t staying home in your pajamas.

However, if you find you are staying in your pjs sometime soon, you can probably make these salt dough ornaments without leaving the house.

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Salt Dough Ornaments

2 cups flour
1 cup salt
3/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon oil

Shape, mold or roll out dough. (bring on the cookie cutters)

Bake on cookie sheets for 1 hour (or until hard) at 325 degrees F.

Allow to cool and paint as desired.


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2 Responses to Salt Dough Ornaments

  1. Kelly says:

    Four days of sick kiddos. Ughh. Sounds like “you make me lie down in green pastures” whether you want to or not, whether it’s the week before Christmas or not. Sickness just doesn’t conform to our schedule. Our week long family illness was at Thanksgiving. We made salt dough ornaments a couple weeks ago. I never thought of spraying them silver. So cute! Merry Christmas sweet friend

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