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Monday, September 17, 2012

Pinterest FAIL!!!!

The boys were gone all day Sunday so Little J and I made plans to do lots of fun "girl stuff" that we like.
We shopped a bit, visited my mom, went out to eat then came home to get to some crafting.

We planned to make some salt dough and "better than salt dough" ornaments, tags, etc.  Little J loves to both cook and paint so I figured "two birds" right?!?

As you can see we had a bit of an issue with the "better than salt dough" recipe.

I saw the recipe on Pinterest under the most beautifully white and perfect ornaments. Yeah...what the recipe gave me was a goopy mess. I tried to salvage it by using metal cookie cutters as forms while they dried at 175°F in the oven.

Lesson learned... people aren't always careful about what they post.

We did go on to make some salt dough ornaments that actually did turn out.
As you can see they aren't the pristine white I was going for but then again I use unbleached flour so what can I expect!



~*~Patty S said...

a real learning experience this creative life is...isn't it ;)

even with your first flop I bet you two had a great time ... you could always whitewash your ornies if you want a true white...your shapes are perfect and fun!


my cup of tea said...

Thanks for your post, i was going to make too. I will just make my usual recipe.

Cameron said...

That's a great idea for my creative little kitchen helper, too! Thanks for sharing :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm sure some wonder why I always go into detail about what went wrong and what went right when I'm writing a tutorial. But, like you, I hate to be disappointed when it comes to making something that requires supplies. I'm glad you wrote this. It may have been a flop, but the FINAL product was perfect! And I know you and Little J must have had fun, even though you may have been swearing under your breath and wanting to grab a glass of wine (grin).

Becca said...

Those are lovely! I'd like to try some this year too. Great idea. :-)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Well...it looks like you turned lemons into lemonade on this project. I like the end result too!

kimmie said...

nothing beats the old tried and true, right?
a little white paint and they will look like porcelain anyhow :)

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