I've made salt dough ornaments before but they always seem to rise too much and lose their shape. I finally made some that came out just the way I want them. This year I made a bunch of little sakura or cherry blossoms to hang on our tree. I used a small sakura cookie cutter I got in Japan. they came out pretty cute!
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup water
- Rolling pin
- Cookie sheet
- Cookie cutter
- Acrylic paint
- Clear acrylic spray paint
- ribbon or ornament hangers
- Pre-heat your oven to 250 degrees F
- Mix together the salt, flour and water with your hands until elastic and smooth.
- Roll out to 1/4" thick.
- Cut out your shapes with cookie cutters and place them on parchment paper on your cookie sheet. (use your toothpick to make a whole if you want to hang these on your Christmas tree)
- Bake for 2 hours.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before decorating.
- Use acrylic paint to decorate it and let it dry. Spray it with clear acrylic paint for a protective coat.
But you don't have to limit it to just Christmas ornaments, I also made these for my kids. What mom doesn't like having these tiny hand prints?! I love them so much. I used a glitter maker to write down their names and the year, after it dried I sprayed it with clear acrylic paint so that it can last a long time! Hang these on your tree or display them on a shelf, you could even frame it. Either way it's lovely to look at! :)