Hi friends!! I’m so excited to bring you yet ANOTHER salt dough craft! My last post on this simple and beautiful DIY was so well received that I decided to try out a new version for Valentines Day! My DIY Salt Dough Valentines Banner is so sweet and simple!
One of the most frequently asked questions I received about these salt dough ornaments was whether or not they could be painted. I hesitantly answered yes because I had never tried it before, but I couldn’t think of a reason it wouldn’t work! I definitely wanted to make sure that they were paintable, and as luck would have it, they are definitely paintable and turned out so pretty!
Valentines decor hasn’t really been my jam in previous years, mostly because decorating with store-bought red hearts and sparkly banners can be, well, cheesy! I like things more toned down, minimal and with the absence of sparkles! Enter this muted heart shaped salt dough banner! It was so simple to create, cost a whopping $3 (I had all of the materials except for the ribbon) and couldn’t be prettier!
Lets get started on this DIY shall we?
You can find my salt dough recipe and full instructions HERE. Follow those simple instruction for the quick and easy process of making the dough! Next on a piece of floured parchment or wax paper roll of your dough to around a 1/4 of an inch or a tad more. I ended up making mine a bit thicker this time. After your dough is rolled flat, grab a heart shaped cookie cutter and go to town girlfriend! Continue to use your scraps until all of your dough has been used. Finally, using a straw poke 2 holes at the top of each heart to secure your string after baking. I ended up with about 20 hearts.
After baking my ornaments (250 degrees for 2-2.5 hours) I let them completely cool on the cookie sheet. Now the fun part!
I grabbed a small craft paint brush, my favorite craft paint (in the colors: seamist, cloudy day, gray owl, seashell pink and lilac ice), and began painting the hearts! After each heart was painted I took a super thin brush and created heart shapes ( by making a V with my brush) around the entire perimeter of each heart.
Next it was time to string the banner! Using a very thin piece of white ribbon I strung one heart to the next tying it into a knot to hold it firmly and tying a bow over the knot to make it pretty like so…
After all of my hearts were strung together I hung it over my mantel and ooooh’d and aaaah’d over this beautiful craft!
I really hope you will give Salt Dough a try! It is so simple and a super fun project to do with your kids or Grandkids too! If you enjoyed this post sign up for my email list below so that you never miss a post!
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