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Monday, December 6, 2010

Salt Dough Ornaments for Yule

Monday, December 6, 2010
Salt dough ornaments are an easy project to make with children. They need to be supervised when
using the oven, of course, but they can really let their creativity come out. Adults and children alike can
also add herbs for specific purposes.

Basic recipe:

*2 cups of flour
*1 cup of salt
*1 cup of water

Mix the salt and flour. Add half the water, mix it in, and add the other half. Knead the dough until
smooth. This will take 5-10 minutes. If you’re making these ornaments for a specific purpose to hang on
your Yule tree, now would be a good time to do a chant or two.

Roll the dough out to no more than ½”. Use cookies cutters to cut out shapes – people, stars, moons,
hearts, Yule shapes, Samhain shapes, whatever you fancy. Use a skewer to make a hole large enough
for string so you can hang your ornaments.

Bake the ornaments in a 325-degree oven until dry. This can take up to 90 minutes. Be careful not to let
them brown or burn.

If you wish, you can add some dried herbs to the dough. Divide the dough into pieces or make a double

*Cinnamon – love
*Cloves – love, money, protection
*Basil – love
*Rosemary – Remembrance , protection
*Allspice – money
*Nutmeg- psychic awareness
*Dried mint – purification

Charge the herbs with their intent either before or during the kneading process.

After the ornaments are dry, you can decorate them with acrylic paints. Spray them with an acrylic
sealer to help them last longer. After everything is completely dry, loop a string through the ornaments,
hang them on the Yule tree, and admire your work.

This was a guest post by Zedral Z over on Witchin' in the Kitchen

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