Wednesday, February 8, 2012

salt dough valentine heart necklaces

My daughter and I thought it would be fun to make some necklaces for her friends for Valentines this year. In the past we have used salt dough to make heart magnets at Valentines for relatives and teachers. So, using that same salt dough recipe, we cut out hearts for salt dough necklaces. Here's how:

Salt Dough Recipe:
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
1 cup water

Bake for 1-2 hours at 200 degrees until dried out.
We cut them out using heart cookie cutters and added a hole before baking.After baking, Mallory and I painted the hearts using acrylic paint.
We added dots and hearts for detail.
When the paint had dried, we sprayed them with a glossy acrylic sealer - several coats made them shine.
Finally, we added 25" long skinny ribbon and made lots of bright pretty necklaces.And, because we had so much salt dough, we used the extra to make magnets for family and teachers.We added button magnets using E-6000 glue.


chris said...

These are so simple and fun. My daughter would love to make them with me. :)

Olives and Pickles said...

These are adorable!!
Thank you for the recipe!

Unknown said...

so cute, I bet they were a big hit!

Torrie said...

I've never made salt dough. Do you cook it and then roll it out and cut it, or roll and cut and then cook?

Jan said...

What an adorable idea. I can't wait to make these with my niece(s).

Cupcake Mama said...

Thanks! We used this for Christmas ornaments with hand prints for the parents gifts (I have an in home daycare) and we will be making heart necklaces for mom's and g-ma's! Happy Crafting!

Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

Thank you for this idea! I made a batch yesterday and am making another batch today. I plan on making these necklaces with my daughters Kindergarten classroom on Thursday so they can give them to their moms, grandmas, sisters etc. I did find they needed to be baked much longer than the 1-2 hours though to fully dry out. Yesterdays took 4 hours :)

Vanina said...

These are great! Thank you so much for posting it. I made 60+ with my 3 year old and took them to the Children's Hospital. We put them in little bags with stickers. Thanks again!