11.10.13

Feathery Salt Dough Ornaments







a while back, i wrote a blog post about the most humble of craft mediums - salt dough; that unpretentious little ball of clay formed from salt, flour and water. apparently, people got excited about it because not only has it become my most popular post, it's also the one most pinned. and what with christmas practically in our back yards already, i thought i'd play around with the stuff a bit and use it to make feathers. some pretty snazzy ones at that.














the salt dough ornaments i made previously were done by rubber stamping an inked image onto the dough and then using cookie cutters to get my desired shape. these feathers were made free-form with a knife, a pastry cutter and my imagination. and really, it's the embellishing that makes them come to life. i think several of these would be lovely on a big green tree (nobles are my personal favorite) with lots and lots of white lights and some silver mercury glass ornaments here and there.

i sure hope you give them a try!




10 comments:

  1. I just love these feathers! I'm really into air-dry clay right now, but haven't tried the salt dough... I'll have to check it out! Have a great week!

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    1. thanks, andrea! i really do hope you try it. it's really easy to work with and fun too.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I featured you today! Have a great weekend.

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    1. carolyn....THANK YOU!!! i adore your blog and to know that you featured these little feathers... well, you just made my day!!!

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  3. These are beautiful. Much prettier than any salt dough creation I've ever made. Love them!

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    1. thanks so much! i really hope you give them a try.

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  4. gorgeous! saw your feature on 52 mantles and had to come show you some comment luv!

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  5. Is the salt dough heavy when it's hardened? Would the air-dry clay be lighter?

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    1. it can be holly. just depends on how large and/or thick your piece is. i've never used air-dry clay before so, unfortunately, i can't give you a good comparison.

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