Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Baking Soda Ornaments

This year I wanted to make custom ornaments with my dog's paw prints, so I was cruising the blog-o-sphere for a good method. I found this recipe for baking soda ornaments and decided to try it out. This works a lot like salt dough ornaments but the white is a lot brighter.  I personally chose to let mine air dry because I didnt want to risk any browning. They took a little over 24 hours to dry.  Check them out!

Baking Soda Ornaments
Recipe adapted from Full of Great Ideas

1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Cornstarch
3/4 cup Cool Water
Fine Glitter (Optional)

Mix cornstarch and baking soda in a pot. Add water to the mixture and stir into a runny mix.

Turn the stove onto medium heat. Stirring constantly mix until it becomes thick.  Once it starts forming a ball its done cooking.
Turn the ball over into a bowl, cover with a damp paper towel and allow to cool.
Once cooled, knead the dough until smooth. If you would like, at this step, pour in some fine glitter. I did this to add a little extra sparkle to the dough.  Knead the glitter until its incorporated into the dough.
Roll the dough out, use a little extra cornstarch if you need to.  Cut with cookie cutters of your choice. Don't forget to make a hole using a straw so you can hang them.
  Baking Soda Ornaments 
Let the ornaments air dry and then decorate as you see fit!
  Baking Soda Ornaments 
  Baking Soda Ornaments 
 Baking Soda Ornaments 
I used a sharpie to add the details to the Eiffel Tower
 Baking Soda Ornaments 
 Baking Soda Ornaments 
A little gold spray paint and some glitter made these sparkly keys. They might be my favorite.
The possibilities are endless! Make some fun ornaments or even turn them into gift tags!
Merry Christmas! 



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