It's spring! It's spring! Hip, hip HOORAY! There is so much inspiration to be found in the seasonal changes! Are you inspired by nature? What is your favorite season? Tell me everything!
As you may know, we are big fans of salt dough. Salt dough is extremely versatile! Read more about our love of salt dough and find some inspiration here. For this installment of Ode to Salt Dough, we created various spring shapes, a mini wreath and a wall hanging! We chose to create our wall hanging in a monochromatic scheme.
You will find the tutorial for the wall hanging below!
What do you think?
*Salt dough (see recipe below)
*Yellow acrylic paint
*Yellow pom poms
1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Make salt dough. Combine 2 cups of flour with 1 cup of salt and 1 cup of warm water. Mix until well combined. You want the salt dough to have a play dough like consistency. It should not stick to your fingers. Add a little bit of flour if it's too wet or water if it's too dry.
2. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 of an inch. Use cookie cutter to make chick shape. Use a needle to create a hole in the top and the bottom of the chick for the thread. Place on lined cookie sheet and bake for 4-6 hours. During this time, save the world.
3. Once cooled, paint the front and back of the chicks.
4. Using your large needle threaded with embroidery thread, thread the chick. Start at the top hole. Thread from the front to the back. Pull thread down the back and through the bottom hole (thread back to front). Now tie a knot in the thread to keep the chick from sliding. The knot should fit snugly into the hole. Thread a yellow pom pom through and repeat the process until all chicks have been threaded.
5. Finish the hanging with a tassel. Make this with the embroidery thread by wrapping the thread around your hand repeatedly. Remove the thread from your hand. Tie a piece around the top and cut the bottom open to leave the thread loose. Or try this technique.
Hang and enjoy!