(yes, I'm proud)
So what is it?? Salt dough painted with water colors, decorated with small plastics that I found on Wrightsville Beach... and it's hanging from littered fishing line (that I also found on the beach).
Wanna make your own? YAY!! It's super easy and lots of fun. <--- says the very uncrafty girl ;)
Salt Dough Ornaments
1 1/2 cups hot tap water
4 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 325˚ F.
Dissolve salt in hot water. Mix flour into salt water until completely combined. Kneed briefly until soft and pliable.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough ball out into an even thickness of about 1/8"- 1/4". Cut shapes using cookie cutters, then add a hole at the top. (TIP: I cut the dough ball into 4 pieces... one for each of my kids and me)
Place on cookie sheets and bake at 325˚ F until hard, about 40 minutes to an hour. Remove from oven and let cool.
Decorate: Get crafty and use what you have.... or go hit the beach for some inspiration ;)
P.S. Before we decorated them, my husband thought they were cookies and took a bite! YUCK!! Do your loved ones teeth and taste buds a favor and let everyone know that they are not cookies! ;)