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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

October 10, 2014

Glittered Salt dough-Inexpensive Fall decorating.

One thing I have done in the past and do every year is make salt dough ornaments. I use a recipe I find on line...type it in to Google and 1 million web sites pop up...it is that popular. 
I use fall cookie cutters, my favorite is miniature leaves.
I add a little cinnamon to my salt dough recipe...just because I like the smell while it is slowly baking.

The salt dough ornaments bake for a few hours at 200 degrees till they are completely dry.
Now comes the fun part!  You take a paint brush, and brush them with glue...sprinkle them with glitter!
I use Martha Stewart's glitter, it is real fine glitter and it comes in a variety of fall colors.
I have made ornaments to use as bowl fillers, put them in glass jars with a small candle on top...etc.

I hope you will try this! It is fun and very inexpensive and a good way to add to your Fall/Halloween decorations.
I store mine when I'm done with the season in a freezer ziploc bag. And I've done that for 4 years and they have not deteriorated at all!
 I made these for Halloween and added food coloring from Michael's to the dough and then baked them. I didn't add any glitter or do anything else to them.
Love love love the little mini pumpkins,
and black cats! So cute. 
One last thing, I find old wooden salad bowls or plates at the thrift store, spray paint them black and use them as candle holders for fall/Halloween decorating.


Michele Smith said...

Those are so cute and would be so fun to make!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are darling, Debbie...thanks for passing it on! :)


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

OK....so for us lazy women, who don't want to read every recipe on Google...and each is a little different....can you give us the recipe...ok, can you give ME the recipe. Thanks!

Coffee Mom said...

I remember my mom making something similar when I was younger, but without the glitter...what a great idea! I am going to have to try this, thanks! Hope you had a blessed morning at church!

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Super cute!! I love these with glitter! I'm going to make some for my harvest tree!! =) Deanna

Anonymous said...

Every year I say I'm going to do this! Maybe this time? I even have the cookie cutters and everything. Adding cinamon is a great idea. ♥

ohiofarmgirl said...

I want to try this...I say that every year but maybe this year I will. Dianntha