Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Salt Dough Shamrocks

Since February is basically over, it's time to put away the red and pull out the green. Oh, and then I realized...I don't really have decorations for St. Patrick's day. What a great reason to get crafty! I have some pegs on my seasonal shelf that I like to hang small holiday items on. So, that was the first project I tackled. Instead of paper or wood, I thought I would try salt dough.
I had never used salt dough before. But, I've made plenty of sugar cookies and figured it would be about the same (just no tasting the dough). Here is the recipe I used. I cutout shamrocks in two sizes with plastic cookie cutters. I also used a toothpick to make small holes for the wire.
After they had completely dried, I sanded down the rough edges. I painted them in two shades of green and then splattered them with the other green. I glued them together and threaded wire through the holes. Then, I tied a piece of fabric to the top.
This was a really easy and inexpensive project. With all the great cookie cutter shapes available, I can see myself trying this again for other projects!

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16 comments:

Betsy said...

I have to admit, I skipped Saint Paddy's day and went right for spring with the decorating, but these are making me rethink that decision!

Shannon Quinn said...

So cute! Love the touch of green ribbon! Following from Momnivore's Dilemma link up, please follow back if you'd like:)
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Our Delightful Home said...

This is such a creative idea. I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com


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Emi said...

I love it, and such a good idea! I'm already thinking about X'mas version...

Crafty Mischief said...

These are darling! What a fun idea!

Michelle Paige said...

So beautiful! My salt dough objects never look this good! Would you be willing to link this up to my Springtime Link Party going on now? http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html
Thanks, Michelle

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to stop by and share this...http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/st-pattys-day-project-parade-linky.html

Marriage from Scratch said...

cute!

I'd love for you to come link up this post at my From Scratch Friday linkup going on now!

Christina @ Marriage from Scratch
http://marriagefromscratch.blogspot.com/2012/03/from-scratch-friday-5.html

Southern Traditions Boutique said...

Super cute idea! I need to do something with my easter egg cookie cutters like that ;) THanks so much for sharing!
Torri

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Southern Traditions Boutique said...

Super cute idea! I need to do something with my easter egg cookie cutters like that ;) THanks so much for sharing!
Torri

Hopping over from 36thAve linkup party! Come on over and see me sometime!
http://southerntraditionsboutique.blogspot.com/2012/03/dollar-craft-pizza-pan-magnet-board.html

TidyMom said...

Such a fun idea!
Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/diy-for-the-house/
Have a great weekend!

Julie E said...

This is great. I've never seen salt dough with speckles. I'd love for you to share this at my St. Patty's link party. :)

http://whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com/2012/02/st-patricks-day-linky-party.html

farmlife chick said...

We love using salt dough! This idea is great!

Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

This is such a cute idea, my kids will love it! I'm a new follower and would love to have you check out my brand new blog and follow me, too! Thanks:)

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