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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