Sunday, February 12, 2012

Crafty Mama Monday...Tree of Love!

Valentine's Day is almost here...hooray!  To celebrate, we have been doing lots of crafts and this one is one of my favorites...the Tree of Love!  The kids and I made some salt dough ornaments and adorned a tree branch with the heart ornaments we made.  It was quick, easy and fun for all!  Here is what we did...

Make Salt Dough Ornaments

Mix Together 1 cup of salt, 2 Cups of Flour and 1 Cup of Lukewarm water mixed with a few drops of desired food coloring color.  Knead and  pound until it is nice and doughy but not sticky (add more water/flour as needed to reach proper consistency).  The kids LOVED helping with this part! 

Now, I added the food coloring at this point but I would suggest adding the coloring at the water step.  Less mess but either way works.

Next roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to create your shapes.  Once your shapes are cut, use a straw to punch a hole in the top of your shape.  Transfer the ornaments to a 200 degree pre-heated oven and bake for one hour or until ornaments are hard but  not browned.

Once the ornaments are cooled, string a piece of yarn through the hole.  To make the tree we  looked through the backyard for the perfect branch to tie our hearts to.  We put it in a large vase and this is the result...

Our Tree of Love! 

2 comments:

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

What a cute craft I love it.

jenzen69 said...

i love this idea and wouldnt it be nice on the branch that can bloom inside?