Sunday, December 25, 2011

Salt Dough Ornaments & Rustic Packaging & Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge




Hello everyone!  I wanted to share with you some salt dough ornaments Emma and I made.  This was my first attempt at making them so go easy on me, teehee!  I have seen these all over the internet and thought I would give it a try.  These were made for Emma's teachers, family and friends.  I love making something handmade for people and this was the perfect little touch!

I used a can to cut out the shapes.  I did purchase cookie cutters to use but they were to small to put the greeting on so I decided to go with a plain circle.  The greetings on the ornaments and tags were stamped from Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favorites #9 set.  I used Chocolate Chip ink from SU! and the ribbon was from my stash.  I was going to go with jute twine but decided on this delicate ribbon to give it more of a shabby feel.

For the tags I used the Damask Snowflake Die from Papertrey Ink and die cut the snowflakes from the Rustic Cream Cardstock.  I sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and tied a couple bells onto the snowflake tags.  The tiny brown bags were from my stash.  I think I bought them at Pat Catan's. The tags were originally made for my Christmas presents but I didn't end up using them.  I went with a red, white and kraft color scheme instead.

Thanks for stopping by!


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13 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Both are so creative and fantastic. I will have to try the ornaments.

samantha's cards said...

very cool idea!

Karen said...

wow I haven't make salt dough ornaments in years thanks for reminding me about them. So imaginative.

Marybeth said...

Great idea , love it. Thanks for sharing.

Shay said...

Those ornaments turned out great and I love how you packaged them up.

Cyndie said...

Oh, wow! I can't believe how great these turned out! I will have to try it--thanks for the inspiration!

Amy Papale said...

Thank you all of the awesome comments! You are all very kind!

Kelly S. said...

So awesome! I need to try these someday. They must have looked amazing on your gifts!

rebecca said...

What a neat idea! and I love the way you packaged them, SO pretty.

Kristy said...

Wow these look great! I remember making salt dough years ago... it's such a retro thing and making a big comeback as far as I can tell :) Love it! I might just have to make some salt dough thingys again...

Danielle said...

These are awesome and would be super cute tied onto your packages next year!

Bliss Images and Beyond said...

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Erika

Hibiscus House said...

These are absolutely beautiful!