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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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A Heart for Dad

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jun 18, 2015 5:15:00 PM

Salt Dough Heart for DadFather’s Day is right around the corner, and I bet some of you will be scrambling at the last minute for something to do from the kids. Instead of stressing out at the mall, have the little ones make daddy a paper weight for his desk.

Salt dough projects are the best kind. They’re fast, easy and you don’t even make a mess.

Ingredients for Salt DoughYou’ll find all the ingredients in your pantry.

  • ¼ cup salt
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • Small pebbles or stones (I hope you don’t find those in your pantry!)

Mix the salt and flour in a small bowl. Slowly add the water while you’re mixing. I probably used only 1/8 of a cup. You don’t want sticky dough.

Salt Dough 1Salt DoughWhen thoroughly mixed, roll into a ball and place on a cookie sheet. Have the kids flatten it with their hands. I think fingerprints add to the charm.

“Draw” a heart or any design by gently pushing little stones into the dough.

Heat the oven to its lowest temperature – 200 degrees. Bake for 1-1 ½ hours. It should be dried out, but not too cracked.

Salt DoughGive it to dad as is, or have the kids add color with paint or makers. Spray it with sealer to make it last.

What dad doesn’t love a gift made from the heart?

Topics: home interior expert merri cvetan, Merri Cvetan, DIY Father's Day Gifts

  • salt dough heart

    Salt dough projects are the best kind. They’re fast, easy and you don’t even make a mess.

  • ingredients for salt dough heart

    You’ll find all the ingredients in your pantry.

           ¼ cup salt

           ½ cup flour

           ¼ cup water

           Small pebbles or stones (I hope you don’t find those in your pantry!)

  • salt dough - step 1

    Mix the salt and flour in a small bowl. Slowly add the water while you’re mixing. I probably used only 1/8 of a cup. You don’t want sticky dough.

    When thoroughly mixed, roll into a ball and place on a cookie sheet.
  • salt dough - step 2

    When thoroughly mixed, roll into a ball and place on a cookie sheet. Have the kids flatten it with their hands. I think fingerprints add to the charm.

  • Make shapes

    “Draw” a heart or any design by gently pushing little stones into the dough.

  • salt dough heart

    Give it to dad as is, or have the kids add color with paint or makers. Spray it with sealer to make it last.

    What dad doesn’t love a gift made from the heart?