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Enter shop here for my collection of handcrafted salt dough ornaments ~
http://cookiedoughcreations.etsy.com

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Salt Dough. . . .What is it?

It IS dough, not edible dough but decorative dough. It bridges the gap between necessity and luxury. We decorate our homes with it and spend quality time with our children with it.

Made out of only three things . . .salt, flour and water, it is as close to the earth as dirt itself. I think that is one of the reasons why it appeals to me so much. Even though I tend to be rushed and impatient, when it comes to my ornaments, I slow down because every single one needs to be perfect - or as close to perfect as salt dough can be…

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About

Enter shop here for my collection of handcrafted salt dough ornaments ~
http://cookiedoughcreations.etsy.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Salt Dough. . . .What is it?

It IS dough, not edible dough but decorative dough. It bridges the gap between necessity and luxury. We decorate our homes with it and spend quality time with our children with it.

Made out of only three things . . .salt, flour and water, it is as close to the earth as dirt itself. I think that is one of the reasons why it appeals to me so much. Even though I tend to be rushed and impatient, when it comes to my ornaments, I slow down because every single one needs to be perfect - or as close to perfect as salt dough can be.


I'm Kathy and I live in a tiny and charming country town in Maryland known for it’s beautiful rolling countryside and sparse population of around 900 people. Our little area of the county is known as Green Valley and that’s exactly what it is. I live here with my husband, two children and assorted animal friends.

Cookie Dough Creations is a 16 year young handcrafted business, originating from a desire to remain productive while being a stay at home mom. After falling in love with an adorable gingerbread man salt dough ornament that I found and purchased in a local gift boutique as a gift for my child's teacher, I became obsessed with learning how to make these wonderful pieces of Americana for myself.

This one gingerbread man has now become one of hundreds of unique salt dough creations for every season and occasion.

I take great pride in offering something that is unlike almost anything else you'll find here on Etsy!

I hope you enjoy my shop as much as I enjoy creating for it. My salt dough art is a labor of love, every ornament is completely handmade by me in the same time honored traditional way of our mothers and grandmothers except I use a sealant.  Each and every step is completed by me with my own two hands, without the use of any electrical or mechanical devices, just flour, salt, paint and polyurethane - and lots of love and care.

My sincere hope is that you find something that makes you smile and fall in love when your package arrives in the mail!

My goal above all else is to make every customer happy with a charming and unique piece of handcrafted salt dough art.

Please visit at cookiedoughcreations.ETSY.com             

Cookie Dough Creations Features:
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www.modellifemag.com February 2012 issue

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