By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!
Salt dough is, perhaps, one of the most basic and most usable craft elements. Easy to whip up, you can make it into a whole array of items. Play food, unmeltable snowmen, ornaments, gift tags, you name it, you can make it with a basic salt dough. As a former kindergarten teacher and a mother, I can tell you that I’ve made hundreds of batches of the stuff, and it never fails me. The projects can be simple, rustic, kid friendly or gift worthy, it all depends on what you do with it.
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These sweet trees would make excellent gift tags for gifts from your kids to their friends and relatives. Cut out with cookies cutters and them stamped lightly, they could be adjusted for any season of the year simply by changing the shape. And I love the touch of color, just a little bit of marker, that makes the whole thing pop. So cute!
This simple bead captures a moment in time in your child’s life, keeping their little thumbprint safely captured in salt dough forever. Turning it into a necklace for mom would make a great gift that is both easy to make and something to treasure. Love it!
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And these! Wow! Just breathtaking, right? These disks are really just stamped, but the trick is to combine very smooth rolling out of the dough and some intricate and well used stamps. And they are truly beautiful. Use them for gift tags, ornaments or hey, just give them as gifts themselves because they are certainly beautiful enough for that!
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