13 July 2011

Faux Ceramics

Ready for another craft project?

All this week, these alphabet cookie cutters are
showcasing their versatility. I got them at
a bargain price while treasure-hunting at

Remember the holiday cards I made last year?
Enclosed is a heart-shaped ornament that can
be hung on a tree or around a door knob.
I made it out of salt dough and today,
I think it's time to play with salt dough again!

Here's how:

We'll need these ingredients.

Mix ingredients together until a dough is formed.
Add more water if the dough isn't coming together or
add flour little by little if the dough is too sticky.

Knead the dough on a floured board until it's smooth and elastic.

Roll out the dough with a rolling pin dusted with flour.
Roll until the dough is 1/4 inch thick.

Cut desired shapes with a cookie cutter dipped in flour.
Today, I'm using circles, 7 cm in diameter.

Then make indentations in the center with
your favorite letter {dip cutters in flour}.
Slowly take out the cutters.

I'm making small bowls with the letter
used as a monogram.

To achieve the "dome" of the bowl,
carefully transfer the dough circle to the back
of a small tart tin or the back of a muffin tin
{should be smaller than the dough circle}.
Make sure to grease the back of the tins with
vegetable oil so the dough doesn't stick to it
while baking. Also, the monogram should be
facing the back of the tin.

Put these on a cookie sheet.
Bake in a preheated 250 degree oven for 2 hours.
When done, allow to cool.

Here's what the mini monogram bowls look like. TADA!

I painted them in a metallic gold.
They're quite imperfect and lopsided, almost like a
beginner made them on a potter's wheel.
It clearly tells the recipient it's handmade.

This makes a thoughtful anniversary present
where the couple can rest their wedding bands.

It holds the jewelry you wear everyday and you can
take it when travelling because it's light & unbreakable.


  1. Nice! Personalized gifts are the best!

  2. Those are really clever, I've never seen a salt dough bowl made like that before!
    (are you sure they're unbreakable though? I had a salt dough wreath that broke :( )

  3. Wow, that's such a great little DIY project!! It looks so simple yet really nice too :) Genius :)

  4. Thanks Sooz! Sorry to hear about your wreath. I tried smashing one on my kitchen floor and it's still okay & in one piece. I think because it's small.

    Thanks Lilian for stopping by today! :)

  5. What a great post, thanks so much for stopping by today! xx

  6. What a great idea! Will have to try it. Thanks for all your nifty crafts. I enjoy reading your blog. :)

  7. great DIY! thanks for stopping by!

    xoxo, chrissy from the perfect palette.

  8. Thanks for coming over Ana, Alma and Chrissy! :)

  9. Wow. I just found your blog, I love it, new follower.
    This week I am learning about clay and I know I am in the right place, thanks a lot:)

  10. Welcome to my blog Sabrina! Thanks for "following" and happy crafting!


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