You know what I love about really cute gift tags? They can double as Christmas ornaments! Plus if you have kids you can create these Christmas Salt Dough Gift Ornaments, hang them on your Christmas tree this year, then use them as gift tags for your family at Christmas, & then they can hung up next year on their Christmas tree!
This is definitely one of those Christmas crafts that I want to make when we have kids – in a few short years – but just couldn’t wait to share! When that first Christmas comes I am most definitely going to make these again with our little ones hand print & foot print. I know my ever eager parents – aka wanna be grandparents – would love to receive them at Christmas time!
But in the meantime I will work with what I have, which means stamps & ink!
PS are there any other newlyweds out there having a hard time waiting for the “right time” to get pregnant?
What you’ll need:
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
1 Cup Lukewarm Water
Stamps & Ink
Oven – optional
Glitter – optional
Acrylic Paint – optional
First, mix together the 2 cups of flour & one cup of salt. Then slowly mix in the lukewarm water until a dough like consistency forms. – Too wet? Add more flour! Too dry? Add more water! – Then knead for 15-30 seconds to create a nice ball of dough.
Now there are several ways to create Christmas Salt Dough Gift Ornaments, while some people think that you can only stamp salt dough before it dries this is completely untrue! If you want to leave an impression then yes you need to stamp before drying, but you can easily use ink & stamps after the salt dough dries. I know this works because it is what we did for over 200 of our wedding favor salt dough gift tags a few years back!
The simplest way:
Roll out your dough to about 1/2 cm thick on a lightly floured counter, then use your Christmas cookie cutters to create the shapes you want. Remove the excess dough & let dry. To quicken the process I place my Christmas Salt Dough Gift Ornaments on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet in the oven at 200º for about 2-3 hours or until they are hardened. The thicker they are the more time they will need to dry.
Keep rolling, cutting, drying, & stamping until all of your salt dough becomes beautiful little homemade Christmas Salt Dough Gift Ornaments!
If you have kids they can help you decorate them once the salt dough is thoroughly dried with paint, ink & stamps, or markers!
White & Glittery:
Before rolling out the salt dough mix in a little bit of white acrylic paint & some glitter. You might need to add more flour to balance out the wet paint.
My favorite ornaments were the white & glittery Christmas Salt Dough Gift Tags that I impressed with a stamp (no ink) before they dried. Oh & even though it’s hard to tell in these pictures I used the same silver glitter
that I used for my Sparkling Star Mason Jar Lid Ornaments.
I’d love to see your Christmas Salt Dough Gift Ornaments! Instagram your Domestically Blissful inspired Christmas crafts with the hashtag #DomesticallyBlissful and you might find your picture featured on DB’s Instagram!
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