Friday, March 16, 2012

Salt Dough Easter Egg Garland

One of my most popular posts was my Salt Dough Starfish Garland, and that was my inspiration for this Easter project. I love the way it turned out!



What You Need:
  • Salt Dough: Mix 2 cups flour & 1 cup salt with approximately 1 cup water to form dough
  • Egg-shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Acrylic Paint & Paint Brushes
  • Mod Podge
  • Ribbon for Hanging
How You Make It:
  • Roll salt dough out to about 1/4" thick and cut out egg shapes (I cut 12).
  • Poke hole in the top of each egg. I used the non-pointy end of a Bic pen.
  • Place on cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for several hours until eggs are hard & dry.
  • Once cooled completely, paint your eggs with pretty patterns & colors.
  • Once the paint is dry, seal with a coat of Mod Podge.
  • Tie a loop through the top of each egg with ribbon and then suspend each one from a longer ribbon to make the garland.
  • Hang garland and step back to admire how cute this project turned out!!!




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33 comments:

  1. Love your garland and recipe-years ago I made salt dough star ornaments but had forgotten how much fun they were to make-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

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  2. this is a cute project. I haven't made salt dough in years, so I may give this a try.
    JoAnn

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  3. Super cute project! Thanks so much for sharing :)
    Torri

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  4. That is GORgeous, Blythe!!!! Pretty please say you linked it to Shine on Fridays!! I love it!

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  5. Oooohh, so pretty, you did a great job of decorating them! I'm putting these on my to-do list, hope they'll turn out as cute as yours!

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  6. I love this! They turned out so cute and salt dough is way cheaper than the ceramic ones you buy at the craft store. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. Wow, these are great! I hope you will link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

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  8. Love this. YOu did such a good job. So creative yet easy and cute. I love ideas like this. Come over when you get a chance and see my Easter project. blessings,
    Debbie

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  9. I love your designs on the eggs! This is cute.

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  10. Oh my goodness!!! too cute!! come link to my party on Tuesdays....is still open :):) you do a great job!!

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  11. Shared your post on facebook! This is Mindie from Bacon Time. Love your egg garland and your blog name. I host a weekly linky, I know there are lots of places to link to, but would love for you to share your talent at Bacon Time sometime.

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  12. Such a cute idea! I'm your newest GFC and linky follower via the DIY Home Sweet Home link party. Megan

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  13. So pretty. Im a new follower! please pop over for a visit and follow if you like what you see xx Nat
    http://northshoredays.blogspot.co.nz/

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  14. These are so pretty! I need to try this. I'd love it if you'd share these at Whimsy Wednesdays at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-3.html. We go live Tuesday night at 8 EST. I'm following.

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  15. so adorable!! i was inspired- we just threw ours in the oven after following your tutorial. I can't wait to see how they turn out! We divided the dough in half and used food coloring to make it blue and green (my boys are only 2 and 4, and favorite colors are EVERYTHING at this point...lol). We are so excited to string them up-- and made a few extra to mail to family for Easter gifts!

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  16. Love this! We tried making salt dough the other day, it was not a success! Will give it another try as this is gorgeous!

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  17. I'm so glad I found this. I used to do salt dough ornaments with my mom growing up. Takes me back and will be something I want to have my family grow up doing. Yeah!

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  18. Absolutely adorable! I have never been successful at salt dough! These are the cutest colors! Would you be willing to link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

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    1. Thanks so much for linking up! I'm sharing your banner today! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-and-springtime-banners.html

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  19. LOVE this!! SO beautiful!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/03/turquoise-lovin-30.html

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  20. Absolutely adorable - amazing what you can do with salt dough - I think I will make these with my boys. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    New follower here from http://longislandchick.com

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  21. WOW is this a super cute project!! Love it! I would be THRILLED to have you share this at my link party still going on! Would love to have you be a new follower too! Following you via LINKY! Looking forward to seeing some more from you!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/03/homemade-by-you-4_20.html

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  22. These are super cute! They remind me of the ornaments I used to make as a kid.

    I would love it if you added your garland to my Easter Inspiration Party!
    http://crafty-kate.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-inspiration-party.html

    Thanks!
    Kate

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  23. Too cute! We're your newest followers - come check us out at bringingbeauty.blogspot.com and please join in on our first ever Beautify It Link Party this Monday!

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  24. Another fabulous project!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us at our Shine on Friday party. You rock!!

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  25. Like so many others I made salt dough with my mom growing up! You just made me remember how much fun it was - I think I will make some with my son!

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  26. Hey I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic this morning. Stop by and grab a button and check it out.

    Danielle
    Blissful and Domestic

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/03/30-spring-crafts-and-treats.html

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  27. Featuring YOU tonight! You were one of the top viewed links at last week's {wow me} wednesday. Congrats. :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/03/wow-me-wednesday-44.html

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  28. Featuring this tomorrow on top 10 thursday!!

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  29. What a great idea, for some reason I only think of salt dough for Christmas ornaments. This is such a fun way to use it for another holiday. I think my 5 year old would love painting some eggs that she could enjoy year after year. I just don't think the end result would be as cute as yours. Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree.

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  30. Wow what a cute idea! I love using the ribbon to string it up.

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