We made a pretty Christmas tree luminary from salt dough and it is so easy and fun to do!
You might remember the Christmas Tree Handprint Keepsake or the Fingerprint Wreath Ornament? This was the salt dough from that same batch. 3 special projects with one batch of salt dough! (See the keepsake post for the recipe)
- green salt dough
- Small funnel
- plastic wrap
This is how the Christmas tree luminary was made:
First, I wrapped the funnel with plastic wrap. This helped to remove the dried shape from the funnel easily. Then, the dough was rolled out to a circular shape and a hole was added. Finally, it was wrapped around the funnel.
My almost 5 year old (freely) decorated the tree using the bling objects. I made holes all around using a thick straw.
We left the shape as is for a day so that it can set. Some of the bling did fall off, but a little bit of glue fixed that.
After a day I removed the dough from the funnel and placed it upside down in a glass so that the inside can air dry. We left it for over a week. I think you can oven bake it, depending on the type of bling you added, but we were in no hurry. After it dried completely, we added a small light on the inside and voila, a pretty Christmas tree luminary!
Also check out these Magical Christmas Lanterns and don’t forget to see ALL the ideas shared during this series(click on the image below)!