DIY: Salt Dough L.O.V.E Earrings
For all you girls out there who don’t know a thing about metalworking (myself included), here is a tutorial that lets you make quick, cheap, and easy faux-metal jewelry! The salt dough that I used hardened up so nicely, and the metallic spray paint made them look like honest-to-goodness stamped metal. I can’t wait to experiment more with this stuff, but in the meantime, here’s a look at the teeny-tiny L.O.V.E earrings that I decided to make first.
Salt Dough Recipe:
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup salt
- approximately ¼ cup water
1. Combine the salt and flour
2. Add water slowly until the mixture reaches the consistency of playdough (I added about ¼ cup)
3. Knead the dough till smooth
4. Create your lovely shapes on a baking pan lined with parchment paper – use a toothpick, rubber stamps, or other small tools to make designs or letters
5. Bake at 250F for 2 hours
6. Cool and paint!
- The dough will puff up very slightly with baking, so if you want a very thin shape make it a weensy bit thinner than your ideal finished product
- Dip your shaping tool in water to help it slide through the dough without crumbling
- Moisturize your hands after working with the dough… the salt will suck all the moisture out of your skin!
Try it out and let me know what you come up with!