Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Salt Dough Ornaments
Last night I decided along with Christmas cards, I will be sending everyone an ornament for their tree! I figured salt dough ornaments would be the way to go.
I've never made salt dough ornaments before (or remember if I had as a kiddywink)so I made a test batch first. I followed the instructions from one of my links on pinterest. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of flour, then you mix it all up into a dough, roll it out, cut up your shapes, whack it in the oven till they are hard and dry, then decorate to your liking!
It completely didn't occur to me that I was reading an American site so when it said to cook on 200 degrees for 4-6 hours, I cranked up the oven. To no surprise I completely burnt the first tray within an hour or so. (Farenheit is different to Celcius, derrr) Whoops! I didn't quite feel comfortable leaving the oven on overnight so I chucked the second lot of ornaments in the slow cooker with baking paper on high. I flipped them once and within a couple of hours they were perfect right before I went to bed!
I'll be making more over the weekend and actually decorating them so I'll keep you posted on how they work out!