Salt Dough Valentines

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My little girls and I decided to make some salt dough Valentine’s this year. It was a simple and fun craft to do together, and I love how they turned out. I hadn’t made salt dough for years, and actually forgot how easy it was.

Salt Dough Valentines


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup warm water


  1. Combine flour and salt in a mixer, and then add in water and mix to combine into a dough. If the dough is too crumbly, add more slowly add more water.
  2. Roll out dough and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Decorate with rubber stamps. Use a straw to cut out a small hole in the top before baking.
  3. Bake on a cookie sheet at 200, for 2 hours until dry.
  4. Once cool, paint desired colour.

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After they’d been baked it was time to start painting them. I had stopped by Walmart earlier and picked up some great Plaid paints for us to use. The craft aisle had a great selection to choose from. #Collectivebias

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When I was shopping I found this Plaid Glitter Paints -so I picked some up in gold, pink and clear. After painting the hearts with a base coat of pink or gold, we used a marker to outline our letters and words, then we did a top coat of the glitter. It gave the hearts a great even coat of glitter, and also a nice sheen. Love how they turned out.

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I was planning all along to use some of the hearts as place card napkin rings for a Valentine’s Day table, but once we got started Maddie, my youngest daughter, decided to make Valentine necklaces for everyone in her class. She was so pleased about how they turned out. So sweet.

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And then she packaged them up for her classmates in little brown paper bags.

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For our little Valentine’s Day table for two, I strung up some of our hearts to create a little bunting and taped it with pretty washi tape.

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I wanted to do the table in golds and pinks, so that inspired my choices at the paint store.

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Some of the salt dough Valentine hearts were tied to the back of the chairs.

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I used some monogrammed hearts for our napkin ring place cards.

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Simple and sweet, and my girls loved how their special Valentine’s table turned out. With a sweet little craft like salt dough Valentines to do together, life really is a party!

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  1. Just adorable! I haven’t tried salt dough in forever either. What a great activity for kids. I love the banner and the placesetting markers. I might just try this myself. Your table is just precious. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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