Hi friends! I'm breaking my unintentional blog hiatus with a quick post about my daughter's sweet treat themed tree. I like to do something a little fun for her tree every year and this year we went with this fun theme.
It started with these ornaments my mom picked up for her at Hobby Lobby.
I mean who can resist a tiny pink mixer?
And then I picked up this Hallmark ornament on sale last year because I just thought it was so cute.
We still needed to fill in the gaps so we made a few of our own creations. I love making salt dough ornaments every year. You can see the ones we made a few years ago here. They are still some of my favorites! It's a really fun tradition that my daughter loves. They are so cheap and easy to make and if a few get broken in storage it's not a big deal. It also allows you to change your theme up without breaking the bank.
The recipe we use is:
1 cup salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup water
Combine all the ingredients together until a soft dough forms. Kneed the dough for a few minutes until it's soft and no longer crumbly. Roll it out on a lightly floured surface just like you would cookie dough. Cut out the shapes using cookie cutters of your choice. If the dough sticks just add a little flour to the cookie cutters. Then bake the ornaments in a 200 degree oven for 2-3 hours. The amount of time will depend on the thickness of the ornaments. After they have cooled paint them and then seal them with a clear sealer of your choice. The first year we used a spray clear sealer and this year we used modge podge. Both seemed to work well.
I decorated some of them.
And then I resisted my inner perfectionist and let my daughter go to town on the rest. The girl does not shy away from color or paint!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! If you get around to trying this recipe I'd love to hear how it goes!