I made this DIY salt dough garland for a fun Halloween mantle, but you could make this for any season!
See my mysterious Halloween tablescape, HERE.
This DIY salt dough garland is fun for kiddos and adults, comes together super quick, and can be made for any season or holiday!
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We had so much fun making this salt dough with our friends! It's easy for kids to help and makes a ton of ornaments! They will quickly learn they aren’t making cookies when they ‘try’ the dough.
I decided to make a Halloween garland with the salt dough, but you could tailor this dough to any shape depending on the cookie cutter you use! Since I don’t decorate too much for Halloween, I decided on pumpkins which can also be for Fall and Thanksgiving! I love double duty decor so I knew this shape wouldn’t pigeon hole me to one Holiday, but work for the entire season!
Not only am I sharing this Halloween DIY project today, but I am joined by tons of other bloggers who are also sharing some DIY ideas with you! Their posts are linked at the bottom so be sure to check them out! Thank you to Krista, The Happy Housie, for organizing this entire tour!
SALT DOUGH INGREDIENTS
2 cups of all purpose flour (have some extra available, in case the dough is too sticky)
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water
Food Coloring (optional)
SALT DOUGH RECIPE
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
In a large mixing bowl, combine the salt and flour
Slowly add in the water, little by little until a dough forms
Knead the dough until it’s all well combined
We added about 1/4 cup more flour because the consistency was very sticky and sticking to the surface while trying to cut out the ornaments
If adding food coloring, add it to the dough and knead it all together
Roll out the dough to about 1/4”-1/2” thick
Cut out desired shapes using cookie cutters
Using a toothpick, poke a hole in the top of the shapes
Place on baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour
Check on the ornaments after about 45 minutes to see if they are done or not
Allow the ornaments to cool completely
If painting, paint when they are completely cool
String the ornaments onto desired length of string/twine
Tie the ornaments to a longer piece of string/twine and hang from desired space!
I think the pumpkin salt dough garland came out SO cute! They are just a simple touch to make the mantle have some movement and texture.
I’m thinking of doing this for Christmas too for our Christmas tree! Stay tuned ;)
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Be sure to check out all these fun Halloween DIY projects:
DIY Potion Bottles with Printable Labels at The Happy Housie DIY Halloween Prop from $2 Flatware Box at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer DIY Halloween Centrepiece at House by Hoff Modern Farmhouse Halloween Entry at Tatertots and Jello Halloween Nougat Candy at A Pretty Life
DIY Halloween Floral Headband at Two Twenty One Halloween Mantel with Free Printable at The Handmade Home Painted Hudson's Bay Blanket Pumpkins at The Heathered Nest DIY Halloween Flag at Cassie Bustamante Poison Apple Pumpkins at All Things With Purpose
Easy DIY Halloween Wreath at Modern Glam Ghost Rice Krispie Squares at Life is a Party How to Make a Halloween BOO Sign at My Sweet Savannah Silly Spider Cookies at She Gave it a Go Creepy Halloween Wreath at Hallstrom Home
DIY Potions and Magic Halloween Sign at Lolly Jane Paper Staircase Mice at Sincerely, Marie Designs Spooky DIY Eyeball Terrarium at Paint Me Pink DIY Minimalist Halloween Wreath at Lemon Thistle DIY Salt Dough Garland at Aratari at Home
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