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I’m always looking for new and creative ideas for stocking stuffers. There are so many items that I could pick up at the store that my family would enjoy, but I like to put my own personal touch on gifts. I picked up some of my favorite gum last week and instead of just popping it into stockings, I dressed each pack up with a personalized salt dough ornament. Take a look at how easy it is to put these salt dough ornament gifts together with Extra® gum.
Salt dough is so easy to make, it comes together quickly and you can make it into so many different crafts.
Salt Dough Recipe:
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup warm water
Combine the salt and flour in a large bowl. Gradually add the warm water until a dough forms. Knead the dough for at least 5 minutes until it becomes smooth. Store any unused dough in an air tight container.
Once the dough is formed, roll a portion flat and use cookie cutters to make shapes and personalize these ornaments.
Be sure to poke a hole in the top of each shape so you can hang them on the tree. You can also use rubber stamps to add messages to your ornaments.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and bake until the ornaments are solid. These took about an hour, but it could take 2-3 hours if they are thicker.
Once cool, paint or decorate the ornament before assembling this easy stocking stuffer.
I chose a few Christmas shapes and a music note for my ornaments. Little Lady will be giving these to her teachers and special helpers. She helped make the dough and paint the ornaments. This is a great project to get your little ones involved in.
To assemble these stocking stuffers, I wrapped twine around the ornament and a pack of Extra gum. I picked up a few varieties including Extra® Spearmint Gum, Extra® Peppermint Gum, Extra® Polar Ice Gum and Doublemint® at Dollar General.
I put the little bundle into a clear bag and tied it up with a tag that reads “Thank you for going the Extra mile”. These stocking stuffers are going to school teachers, Sunday school teachers, and music teachers that Little Lady adores. I love how much they do for my daughter and how much time and effort they put into her education.
You can download these tags below and use them on your gifts. Be sure to pick up Extra® and Doublemint® gum this holiday season at Dollar General, find your store here.
Salt dough ornaments are such a fun and easy gift, what kind of gum would you wrap your ornament around? Be sure to stock up at Dollar General this season.
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