Simplicity

There is something refreshing about using very simple ingredients to create. Feels almost….organic. Like I’m Laura Ingalls making homemade ornaments while my fried chicken is cooking. Well, I didn’t actually fry chicken and I don’t care for Little House on the Prairie, but that’s irrelevant.

My organic feeling came from the simplicity of salt, flour, and water.

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If you notice there are also stamps and ink. I’ll explain.

Once you mix the simple ingredients (1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of water), roll out your dough on a heavily floured surface.

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Then use the stamps and ink to stamp the dough. You can play with textures and shapes. I used some fun stamps I found at Hobby Lobby as well as a doily my mom had. Then cut the dough for either ornaments or in my case, potential necklace pendants. I would’ve taken more pictures to show you all, but my hands were coated in flour and shtuff that taking pics was a bit of a challenge.

Throw them in the oven on a lined cookie sheet (I used parchment paper) at 200 degrees for 4 hours. It essentially dries them out.

Here’s how mine tuned out:

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Pretty fun and I would like to experiment with more. Here’s some much better instructions: Sophisticated Salt Dough

I’m going to spray them with acrylic spray to give them a glossy finish, but we’ll see how it works.

Until next time!

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