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Learn how to make a heart-shaped salt dough jewelry dish that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or as a place to keep your jewelry every day!
Salt dough is an easy-to-make non-toxic dough made with flour, salt, and water.
It can be used as a natural alternative to play doh for kids, and it can be molded into shapes and air-dried or dried in an oven to harden.
Today, we will use salt dough to make a heart-shaped jewelry dish that would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift, or just a handy place to keep your jewelry daily!
How to Make a Heart-Shaped Salt Dough Jewelry Dish
Step 1. Gather Supplies
- Flour – 2 cups
- Salt – 1 cup
- Water – 1 cup
- Mixing Bowl and Spoon
- Cutting Board
- Rolling Pin
- Heart Cookie Cutter
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper
Step 2. Use this easy salt dough recipe to make up a batch of salt dough.
In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of salt.
Stir them together.
Slowly add in 1 cup of water in small increments, stirring each time water is added.
Stir until the dough is all combined.
Knead the dough for 5 minutes, and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Put the dough into the fridge for 10 minutes before rolling it out, so it’s easier to handle.
Step 3. Roll the chilled dough out on a cutting board with a rolling pin.
Dust the cutting board and rolling pin with flour to keep the dough from sticking.
Roll the dough out until it’s about 1/4″ thick.
Step 4. Cut out a large heart from the dough, using a cookie cutter.
If you don’t have a cookie cutter in the shape of a large heart, you could create a free-hand heart.
Step 5. Lay the salt dough heart onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Step 6. Use your fingers to push the edges of the heart up to create a lipped edge.
This will create a dish to hold jewelry.
Step 7. Bake the heart jewelry dish in a 250 degree Fahrenheit oven for 2+ hours or until it’s hardened.
You can also air dry the heart but it’ll take at least 2+ days, depending on the temperature and humidity of your home.
Step 8. You can use the jewelry dish as it is, or you can brush on a sealer like Mod Podge to help protect the jewelry dish.
If kids are making this jewelry dish, you can also have them paint it too.
Salt dough can be used to make many different types of craft projects.
You can cut it into any shape imaginable using cookie cutters, or mold it into figures like you would with play-doh or clay.
The best part is it’s easy to make, all-natural, and hardens either by air drying or in the oven!