DIY Salt Dough Cornbread Sticks

I love working with salt dough.
It’s such an easy mixture and there are tons of things you can make with it.
(Click here for my salt dough recipe)
Here is my most recent salt dough creation:

SALT DOUGH CORNBREAD STICKS
 

  • Just mix up some salt dough in a bowl
  • (CLICK HERE to view my SALT DOUGH RECIPE)
  • (I added some black craft paint to these sticks AFTER they were made) 
  • lightly spray a cast iron cornbread stick pan with Pam
  • press the salt dough into the cornbread pan
  • bake at 300* for approximately 45 minutes
That’s it!
Let them cool and flip it over and pop them out.
Here’s how they came out:

 The bottoms are smooth because I had pressed them in.

Most of mine came out easy. But there were one or two that I had to help along.

Overall, I love how they came out:

Just a neat idea to make if you like having some fake food sitting around
in those cute dishes you’ve collected.
And the primitive themed homes really look awesome with these cute, little simple touches!

Hope ya’ll liked this idea and happy crafting until next time ya’ll,
~Lisa

PRIMITIVE SNOWMEN JINGLE BELLS | Various Styles Over the Years

It’s that time of year again! The time that I really start to begin painting more Christmas decorations for my Booth#555 at the Peddlers Mall. I got the Christmas spirit in September, lol.

And today I am starting on a new batch of Snowmen Jingle Bells. I got inspiration for these from the Oriental Trading Catalog. Theirs sale for $16.00 per dozen.

To buy them at $16.00 per dozen to resell wasn’t really leaving me any room for profit in my craft booth. So I decided to find the plain jingle bells, same size and paint them. I found a package of 6 at the Dollar General Store for a $1.50. And then after the Christmas sale, I bought all the rest of them for half off! Totally amazing deal! So here’s what I have started with:

I seriously buy every box of these I find, especially at the after Christmas sales! I will get around to using them, believe me!

I’ve came a long way through the years with these. I started making them back in November of 2010. You simply paint a base coat. I hang the hangers on a strip of wire and spray paint a bunch at once. And then just sit and paint on the snowmen in sections. Bodies, heads, arms, clothes, then snowflakes, etc. I do them in sections like that to not have to be changing my paint color much. And a hint is to lay them in egg carton tops, lined with paper towels, to help keep from rolling around. Here’s what my first batch ever, looked like:

2010 Batch of Bells
$1.59 each
2011 Batch of Bells
Sold for $1.00 each to move faster, it seemed
2012 Batch of Bells 
Raised back to $1.59 each since I finished them in wax & began to package them.
These I experimented with dipping them in hot, butter colored wax, after painting. It made a great finish. Can’t really see it in the pics, but looks pretty good. And the middle one is an old, black crow wearing a santa hat. Being as I did the extra wax dipping, is why I raised these back to $1.59 each.
2013 Batch of Bells
PHOTO COMING SOON!
Keep in mind, these are great crafts to make and sell. Especially if you find them in boxes of 6 marked down to half price to only $.75cents. That makes you only have like 12cents each in them. Sometimes even less if the sale is bigger. Then just your time to paint with paint you already have, probably. 
They are steady sellers for my craft booth. And with changing the theme a little each year, it makes a great item for people to look for. Sometimes I even put the date on the back of them. When I remember to, that is. lol.

Snowman Ornaments

Here’s a group of snowman ornies I made last year. They have the scarves and taboggins. All vary in different colors.

Primitive Snowman Ornaments

I picked up these cute little metal stars at the local Dollar Mart. And I decided to put some primitive looking snowmen on them. I love replacing the “coal buttons” with star buttons. I think it just makes it look more primitive. I didn’t keep these afterall. But they are for sale in my Peddlers Mall booth.

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Snowmen Stars

I picked up these cute little metal stars at the local sale. And I decided to put some primitive looking snowmen on them. I love replacing the “coal buttons” with star buttons. I think it just makes it look more primitiveThese are for sale in my Peddlers Mall booth.
Price: $2.99 each SOLD

SNOWMEN JINGLE BELL Ornaments

Here’s a group of the first snowman jingle bell ornies I made last year for Christmas 2010. They have various scarves and toboggans and their own different facial expressions. All vary in different colors and styles.

I didn’t come up with this idea on my own. However, I did see them offered in the Oriental Trading party supplies catalog.

Here’s the link to them online.

They are basically still the same. They were and still are about $16.00 per dozen. So I could not have ordered them and resold them for any profit. So I decided to make my own.

Not in this batch, but my next batch, I did experiment with different hangers. I found the jute string as in their pic and sometimes now, I even use rusty wire.

Click here to view more of mine! Which have begin to look better every year. lol.
I’ve even tried new styles as dipping them in wax to give them a more aged look. And I love them that way!

Limited supply left, found for sale at the Peddlers Mall, Booth #555.

Price: Only $1.59 each SOLD OUT

If you’d like to see my newest batch of jingle bells and to see a more detailed tutorial of how to make these, just 

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