Monday, November 10, 2008


...salt dough ornaments!!!

Remember the recipe -
2c. all purpose flour
1c. salt
mix dry ingredients
add 1c. warm water

Roll and shape into a ball - flatten - shape a piece for the nose - wet the two pieces in order for them to adhere. Insert wire and bake at 325 degrees for an hour and a half.

Then the fun part - paint them anyway you wish!

These snowmen heads have been lightly glazed with antiquing medium as well as painted with "twinkles" a transparent glitter paint.

Then clear coated and tied with ribbon - HOW CUTE! You can make them in all sizes - lil' bitty ones would be so cute painted up pink for a little girls room. Tie up the tree with pink and green ribbon and you would have a one of a kind.

These are a few I made for "Baby's first Christmas" - simply roll (I mean in your hands) out a separate ball and attach to your flat piece. Paint the background pink or blue - leave a spot at the top to personalize with a name and year.

The green ones jus' say Merry Christmas - so they would work for anyone. This is a great project for those who have a lot of people to buy for (i.e. co-workers, teachers, classmates). They are easy, cute and fun to make especially with your children. I'll try and make more later - you can make sheep, footballs (look right in the sidebar) - jus' about anything you can imagine. Of course, you can use cookie cutters - but I like them jus' a lil' imperfect. Just shape in your hands and I promise you - you can't mess them up. Have lots of fun and happy creating! If you have any questions - just e-mail me - I'll be happy to help anyway I can.

Blessings to you all - have a great week!
Cathy Cobblestone


madrekarin said...

Cathy- I love your snowmen!! I have my pumpkin hanging on the cabinet doors in my dining room and every time I look at it, I think of you. :)

Audrey said...

Hey Cathy! I tried to make some and they are ok, nothing like yours! Check out my blog because I am posting pictures of them! I am going to make different ones, but I wanted to start with the snowman...

Luckiest Girl... said...

Thank you , Thank you....these are so adorable!! My seven year old and I are just admiring them and thinking of all the possibilties!
How thick do you make them?
Oh we are so excited!!! Thank you for sharing your your wonderful talent!!!
Bless You

Audrey said...

Cathy they are sooo cute! Check mine out, I'm soooo excited!

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Cathy. those are just adorable & I think I will have to make a Baby's 1st Christmas for our precious grandson. Last year I made stars, trees, hearts, and moose. Thanks for sharing.


Colleen said...

These are oh-so-adorable! Thanks for the reminder about salt dough ... and all of its many possibilities. The kids and I will have to get busy making some new ornaments for Christmas.

Susie Homemaker said...

Thanks so much Cathy...This is something to do with the Grands when they come over...they look forward to crafting with Gramma...

Warm Wishes,

AnnaSam said...

Love this ornies! Where did you get the wire and what kind of paint is used. Thanks and have a blessed day!

Tami said...

What cute snowmen!

Darlene said...

Those are ADORABLE!!! My daughter and myself are going to HAVE to make some of these!! FABULOUS!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love this idea. I saw them on your side bar and thought I had missed the recipe somehow. I want to give them a try. Maybe later this week. Love them!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

So cute!

Julie said...

Cathy I love these I'm for sure stealing or borrowing this from you:) Hey come on over to Chris's she's having a I can make that party and everyone's posting cute crafts for christmas there's a Mr. Linky you can find her link on my blog everyone would love these

Linda said...

So cute! I need to remember those baby first Christmas ones for next year!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

How neat, I've never tried the salt dought before so I'll need to get busy:) The 1st Christmas ones are so cute!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cathy,
You are just so creative!. Where do you find the time. I love the new red back round the new picture header you have posted. We have had a few family emergency's so I have not been able to blog. This is my first day to read yours and I have enjoyed it very much.
Have a wonderful day,

tidymom said...

Yah!!!! now I can make some for myself!!! I LOVE the fall ones you sent me I still haven't put them (or any of my halloween decor) away yet! LOL

Thanks Cathy!


Christina said...

these are the cuuuuuutest things! I wanted to make some of your fall ones, but never got around to it. I'm definitely going to make me some snowmen!! About how many (I know the size will vary, but approx) ornaments can you get out of one batch of the recipe?

CathyJean said...

Thanks Cathy!!! So cute ~ I am going to make those :)
I posted about your snowmen :)

Have a great day!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

So glad you all are enjoying the ornaments - I know you all will love making them. I'm gonna try and answer a few questions - I've e-mailed some of you - hope you have received the information you needed.

What kind of paint? any acrylic - I use the small bottles from the craft store but you could use left over house paint.

How many ornaments can you get out of one batch? Depending on the size of course, but I usually get 7-8 snowmen heads.

How thick do you make them? I would say about 1/2 inch thick. If they are thicker - that is o.k. - just up your baking time a lil' bit.

If you have any other questions - jus' let me know! Blessings, Cathy

Audrey said...

Check out my blog, I gave you an award!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Always a joy to come visit! As you know I love your dough ornaments....I love that apple green. cherry

This Country Girl said...

I love your snowmen, Cathy! I had the salt dough recipe and we've used it for many things but I love that particular snowman one with the nose added on! I think Joy and I will try these! Thanks for sharing!


theoldestonehouse said...

Cathy I love these dough ornaments. Can't wait to try them again.
I do have a question. I made the candy corn and pumpkin ornaments that you had posted before. They got sticky after painting. Is that normal?? The pumpkins worked out better than the candy corn for some reason. I do have a picture on my blog from when I made them. Any suggestions??

Petra said...

These are beautiful snowman! What a great job.