Star Garland DIY+ 5 Minute Recipe | Baking Soda + Cornstarch - Lily Ardor (2024)

Dec 2, 2018 | 97 comments

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Easy Star Garland DIY

Hi everyone, Christmastime is here and over at our house crafting is in full bloom. This week I got a chance to work on some tin can home decor projects that I can’t wait to share with you. Today I’ll be sharing this star garland DIY that I made for my Christmas tree. I actually worked on this star garland a few weeks ago and finally got around to posting it on the blog.

Okay so the recipe for this dough includes only three ingredients and is sssso fun to work with! It’s almost like fluffy slime but doughy. 😀 It’s so easy to make and you probably already have these ingredients in your kitchen. AWESOME! RIGHT!

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Store bought Clay SUCKS!

A little more about why I am totally obsessed with this DIY air clay. So originally when decided to make my own star garland, I planned on using store bought modeling clay or air clay. However when I brought it home and tried to work with it I found it was ssssso hard to work with. I couldn’t roll it out flat. Plus I would need to paint the stars white after. I figured that was too much work so I opted out for some homemade salt dough. (photo below) However after trying the salt dough I wasn’t happy with the texture of the stars. LOL Call me picky I just couldn’t get over the texture! It really bugged me. What I had in mind was smooth with crisp edges and salt dough wasn’t living up to it. So I finally remembered using this baking soda dough recipe I had tried years ago for some 3D flower I made. It’s already white and super soft and easy to work with! WINNER! Gotta give props to google. I found this recipe on google years ago and glad I remembered about it.

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Quick video Version

TIME NEEDED: About 20 minutes without drying times.

Depending on how long you make your garland it can take longer to make.

TOTAL COST: $3-$10

I actually had everything for this project on hand except for the cook star cookie cutter! 😀

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Supply List:

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Recipe:

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water

Yep that’s it! Combine the ingredients and stir, than you just need to set it on your stove top bring it to boil while stirring consistently. Once you see it bubbling turn it down to about medium and keep stirring until the mixture turns thick and is too hard to mix. This should take about 5-6 minutes. Remove and let it cool in a bowl. Cover it with some saran wrap while you’re working on your stars because it dries pretty quick.

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If your clay is too sticky add some baking soda to it. Star Garland DIY+ 5 Minute Recipe | Baking Soda + Cornstarch - Lily Ardor (12)

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Star Garland DIY – Making your stars

To make your stars flour your surface with baking soda before rolling out your clay. Than lay a ball of clay on top and roll it out. Try and keep the thickness of it pretty consistent. Use your star cookie cutter to make your stars. They should pop right out.

TIP: If your stars are really sticky and are hard to remove from your flat clay you’ll need to add more baking soda to it.

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BAKE OR AIR DRY: Options!

TIP : Okay so before we bake or let your stars air dry make sure and flour the surface beneath them really good with some baking soda. If you don’t it may result in your stars cracking.

If you choose to bake your stars you can do so by baking them at 170 for 2 hours. Don’t turn your oven any hotter than that as you don’t want to burn your stars or create air bubbles.

To air dry your stars you can simply leave them on a floured surface overnight and flip them in the morning and let the other side set as well.

NOTE: I found the baked stars to be a lot more durable.

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TWO Garland options!

I planned on making a twine garland originally however I stumbled on this wired garland idea after a few failed attempts with the twine. (blonde moment I figured out how to make the twine garland work later) LOL. I was glueing my stars wrong and there were flopping all over the place.

Anywho, you can do either or however, if you plan on doing the twine garland make sure and glue the twine to the tops of your stars. (not in the middle… lesson learned!) For the wire garland use some super flexible wire and wrap it around your stars leaving gaps in between to create the garland.

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Here’s how the twine garland looks like on the back side.Star Garland DIY+ 5 Minute Recipe | Baking Soda + Cornstarch - Lily Ardor (21)

That’s it!

How cute is this tiny Christmas tree. I love a minimalist tree. I dunno why but lately I’m feeling the clean decor look. LOL SO Clean I haven’t put up my Christmas tree yet🙈! Less is more they say! 😅 We’ll see how long that lasts with the little one. He loves Christmas! We’ll be 5 months away and he’s already making Christmas plans. LOL. Anyways. Thanks so much for tuning in. I’ll drop in a few more close ups down below. I hope you found this DIY helpful ooooh before I forget. You can use the clay recipe for ssso many things! We already made hand prints and I hope to make more soon to share with you guys. It can be used as playdough (add food coloring) ornaments etc.

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Look at that smooth texture though! Just what was going for. ⬇

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OTHER RELATED DIYS YOU’LL LOVE:

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  • DIY CHRISTMAS TREE FROM PALLETS
  • GRAB SOME TINS CAN TO MAKE CHUNKY KNIT PLANTERS!
  • 12 WAYS TO UPCYCLE OLD CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS!

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Before I go just curious to know. Do you like the twine or the wire more? I couldn’t decide I keep going back and forth. I like the twine because it’s simple but, the fairy lights are so festive and match Christmas more.

Okay than. Happy Crafting I hope your having a great weekend and I hope to see you next week! 😀

Here’s a pin for you to add to your Pinterest board for later. You can add this to your fall decor board or DIY decor board. (photo below)

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    Tiffany Portoon December 3, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Hi,

    Are you baking them at 170 degrees celsius or fahrenheit?

    Merry Christmas.

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      [emailprotected]on December 3, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      I’m pretty sure my oven does Fahrenheit

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        Tiffany Portoon December 3, 2018 at 8:24 pm

        Thanks !

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          Cindyon September 26, 2019 at 6:54 pm

          Can you use food coloring? And can you use essential oils for fragrance ?

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            [emailprotected]on October 11, 2019 at 10:08 pm

            YES 🙂

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          Lori Milleron November 21, 2019 at 4:27 am

          “I actually had everything for this project on hand except for the cook star cookie cutter”–>
          What is a cook star?

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            Karaon December 5, 2019 at 7:46 pm

            If you can’t figure out she meant cookie star cutter this project might be too advanced for you to try.

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            Christinaon December 8, 2019 at 4:49 pm

            @Kara Wow! That was a little unnecessary don’t you think? Asking a question for clarification did not warrant your snippy response. You could have shared that you think she meant the cookie cutter without the rest. Totally unnecessary.

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            Donnaon December 8, 2019 at 7:23 pm

            Hi Lori, I’m sure it was a typo and she meant “cookie” versus “cook.” Ignore Kara’s comment which was simply rude. Good luck!

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            Oliviaon March 28, 2020 at 7:45 pm

            It would just be a cookie cutter

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            Melindaon April 26, 2020 at 5:12 am

            I took it as maybe being a “cook star” brand cookie cutter..I don’t know if there’s a company named Cook Star that makes cookie cutters, but it’s a possibility…

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            Oliviaon May 8, 2020 at 3:44 pm

            She did mean a cookie cutter. I just used a knife to cut out mine, since I didn’t have one. Also, whoever Kara is should get a lesson on having a good vibe, lol.

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          Annon December 17, 2019 at 3:13 pm

          Can u add color to these?

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            [emailprotected]on December 18, 2019 at 3:01 pm

            Yes for sure. Food color or powder works great. You can probably even try acrylic paint. 😀

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            Gabbyon December 14, 2020 at 3:13 pm

            Does the clay go bad? Like does it get moldy or does it stay like that like store-bought clay does

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            [emailprotected]on December 16, 2020 at 8:35 pm

            I store it in the fridge for two weeks.

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          Judy Andersonon April 14, 2020 at 9:56 pm

          Can this be made then stored in a tight container? I would love to try this for vacation Bible School ( if we are able to have it)

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            [emailprotected]on May 8, 2020 at 1:16 am

            Like playdough? Yes you can store it in an airtight container or in a ziplock bag in a cool dark area. It should last a few weeks this way.

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          Rubyon April 18, 2020 at 4:00 am

          Love the smooth texture of the surface. How would this clay hold up to putting wire in a stars tip prior to drying it? I want to do this but want to keep the twine out of the smooth texture and be able to hang them on my fairy lights. Cant put fairy lights in the oven.

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            [emailprotected]on April 28, 2020 at 7:22 pm

            I wouldn’t put he fairy light in the oven however these clay does airdry pretty good. You might need to flip the stars and let them dry on both sides.

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    Christieon April 25, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Has anyone tried arrowroot starch? We are allergic to corn so wondering if something else works just as well!

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        Christa Cooperon April 17, 2020 at 2:26 pm

        Have you ever tried this clay recipe with prints of any kind? (E.g. leaf prints).
        Wanting to use a softer clay like this for my print making with my kids, but wondering if it would do well with detailed indentions.

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          [emailprotected]on April 28, 2020 at 7:23 pm

          I haven’t however I’ve seen it done. Someone shared photos on one of my pinterest pins and they did leaf prints it looks amazing.

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      Madelineon June 7, 2019 at 9:21 am

      Potato starch would work great!

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        Karen Graceon September 2, 2019 at 2:18 pm

        Cannot wait to try this. Wondering if it could be used to make ring dishes also.?

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          [emailprotected]on September 7, 2019 at 4:17 am

          Hi Karen, I tried making some stars that were pretty big and it cracked once it started drying. Not sure if it was because of the surface they were drying on. I would give it a try. 🙂

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            Ruthieon January 26, 2020 at 9:08 pm

            My daughter and I used this recipe for our Christmas tradition this past Christmas. Omg!😔 it cracked! I felt so bad cause I couldn’t explain. I mean we did have a few good items but a lot of cracking going on. We did a few air dry. They cracked. The oven dried ones cracked also. Next year we’ll buy the dough😢 it will take the fun out of it but I’m hoping no cracks.

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            [emailprotected]on January 29, 2020 at 4:35 am

            Hi Ruthie, OH NO!! I’m sorry to hear that! I had cracking if the surface wasn’t floured with baking soda before I lay them to set or bake. Not sure if this could of been the prob.

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          [emailprotected]on December 16, 2020 at 9:33 pm

          I don’t think so. Not sure though. Sorry wish I could help more

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      Sashon June 21, 2020 at 2:01 am

      Hi! The star garland is darling. Do you think this mixture of clay would work for making earrings?

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    Brittneyon May 10, 2019 at 4:15 am

    I want to use your clay to make a infant footprint ring dish. But I want to ink the feet and stamp them in and I would like to paint it. Can this all be done if I bake? If so when should it be painted? Before or after baking? Would the ink be ruined if baked?

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      [emailprotected]on May 18, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      I would paint it after. 😀 Also I’ve tried to make big handprints and wanted to mention this clay doesn’t work really well with huge pieces. It cracks for some reason. I think it should still work with a baby footprint because it’s smaller. You can also add food color into the clay. I tried this and the color was still good after baking.

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        Julie Lambethon December 21, 2020 at 7:31 pm

        Hi I want to make my grandkids footprints into reindeer ornaments I was gonna use this recipe because I dont like the grainy feel but after reading this some of the kids have big feet so it may not work does anyone know of another way I can make them

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    Joyon May 17, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    If you wanted color, could you add food coloring to the mixture? Would paint adhere to baked pieces?
    Thank you!

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      [emailprotected]on May 18, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      Yes you can. We tried this. It works great. 😀 also acrylic paint works great once the clay is dry.

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    Sibleyon June 5, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Hardened claynis stuck to the bottom of ny pan, how do i clean it off?

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      [emailprotected]on June 10, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that. I usually dust the area with baking soda before laying anything on it to dry.

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    Amyon June 21, 2019 at 3:19 am

    I like the lighted one! So pretty and simple!

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      [emailprotected]on June 21, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you 😀

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    Anion July 25, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Can we use Baking Powder instead of Baking soda?

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      [emailprotected]on July 25, 2019 at 11:14 pm

      I’m not sure. Give it a try.

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        [emailprotected]on December 16, 2020 at 9:32 pm

        NICE!! so glad to hear they turned out perfect! Thanks for letting me know.

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      Margeon November 16, 2019 at 1:57 pm

      Baking powder will make them rise and be puffy. If that is what you are going for – go for it. 😁

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        Jamieon December 19, 2019 at 4:38 pm

        Can you make this and store in fridge ? Or will it harden?

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          [emailprotected]on December 21, 2019 at 5:38 am

          It can be stored in the fridge for about a week. Just make sure it’s in a ziplock bag with as little air as possible.

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    Tianaon November 8, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    So— when I tried this recipe I ended up with so much more water than needed. Is 3/4 cups correct? I went ahead and added tons more baking soda and cornstarch and just ended up with a ginormous batch (no complaints here— my goal was garland for a full size Christmas tree) thanks for the beautiful idea!

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      [emailprotected]on November 16, 2019 at 4:50 am

      Yeh 3/4 cup of water sounds right. Hmm I’m sorry to hear it didn’t go well and I’m glad you got it to work. How long did you cook it for? Did it thicken eventually or just never thickened?

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    Meredithon November 9, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Used this recipe last night and our stars turned out GREAT! One batch created over 50 stars with the small star cookie cutter we were using. Love it and can’t wait to try other variations with the dough recipe!

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      [emailprotected]on November 16, 2019 at 4:48 am

      Hi Meredith, I’m so happy to hear it was a success. Wow that’s a lot of stars! 🙂

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    Susanon November 11, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Is it strong enough to punch a hole for twine before hardening or would that compromise it

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      [emailprotected]on November 13, 2019 at 5:17 pm

      No I think I hole would work great. It should be strong enough and I love that idea. 😀

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    Cheryl Rogerson November 13, 2019 at 5:27 am

    I like both designs but how did you attach the stars to the twine?

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      [emailprotected]on November 16, 2019 at 4:22 am

      Hi Cheryl! I’m so happy to hear you like both. I hot glued the stars to the twine. 😀

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    Wanda Rodgerson November 14, 2019 at 5:57 am

    I would use the light/wire strand to put about anywhere and if I so choose to do rustic I would use the twine. I think the twine would look great around my nativity scene. I love both ideas and maybe even a combination of both would be great also.

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      [emailprotected]on November 16, 2019 at 4:19 am

      Yes I agree. Twine is definitely more rustic and yeh I can see a combo of both! Glad you liked it 😀

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    Nickellon November 18, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    My kids have a gingerbread man art project and I’m going to use this recipe for the DIY!! Thank you for sharing, Lilly!! <3

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      [emailprotected]on November 18, 2019 at 11:03 pm

      OOH girl that sounds fun! Not sure how big you’ll be making them just a heads up this clay doesn’t do well with large project. It cracks for some reason. Wondering if a tiny bit of oil in the recipe would add moisture to it. I’m assuming the baking soda sucks out all the moisture and it cracks :(. With all that said this stuff is amazingly fluffy I seriously think the boys would have so much fun working with it.

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      Kolleenon December 27, 2019 at 7:56 am

      What about poking a hole at the top so you can string the wire or twine through. I do like the wrapped copper wire, just considering other options. Maybe leave a toothpick in there so the hole remains open. 🤔

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    Madisonon December 5, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    I’m wanting to make this for ornaments! Do you think that vinyl would stick ok to the clay?

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      [emailprotected]on December 8, 2019 at 5:50 am

      I think would would stick good once they’re completely dry. 🙂

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    Rebeccaon December 6, 2019 at 10:40 am

    I love how these turned out! Does anyone know how they keep (do you have to seal them to preserve them)? We’ve done salt dough ornaments before but we live in a humid area and they turn to mush, even with a layer of acrylic. Would love to find a replacement recipe that keeps better.

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      [emailprotected]on December 8, 2019 at 5:44 am

      Hi Rebecca, thank you. I’m happy to hear you love them! They keep pretty well. I still have the ones I made stored in a plastic box and they’re just as solid. We do live in idaho so it’s not that humid here. Not sure if it would make a difference depending on the climate.

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    Mariaon December 9, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    I made these today, but ended up using almost double the cornstarch with the same amounts of baking soda and water. Still turned out great and I would definitely use the recipe again!

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    Amyon December 14, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I did this project with my mom, Grandma, and Sunday school teacher growing up. My daughter also did this with her Grandma (my mom), Sunday school teacher, and teacher. Thank you for the recipe. I couldn’t remember the recipe-I’m sure that it’s somewhere. Now I’ll do it as an adult-and hopefully one day as a Grandma. So many memories to come. My daughter actually hot glued one ornament with her kindergarten picture-at school her teacher put the picture on it. It was my gift from my daughter. My perfect star 😍.

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      [emailprotected]on January 14, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      Hi Amy, Sorry about he later response! Love making memories whiling creating 😀 😀 Those are the best. OH how cute love the idea of adding a picture to it. 🙂 What a cutie 😀

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    MsSamon December 19, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    I didn’t fully read the directions about using a stove top. I was at work where we only have a microwave readily available without going to the other building (wasn’t an option at the moment). It turned out great! Just stir well every 30 or so seconds for about 6 minutes or until hard to stir. Cover it with saran wrap to let it cool, and it was easy to roll out and cut out. I had the kids dip their finger on an ink pad, then pressed it into the dough to make Christmas ornaments as a parent present. Highly recommend this recipe!(:

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      [emailprotected]on December 21, 2019 at 5:36 am

      WOW how cool! So nice to know it could be made in a microwave. I’m glad it worked out. OOH love the idea of using the ink pad. So creative.

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      Rubyon April 18, 2020 at 4:11 am

      Awesome! Thank you!

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    Jessicaon December 24, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Love the wire for a more Christmas vibe. And the twinkle lights are perfect! You could use the twine one for Independence Day (4th of July) and paint the stars red& blue and leave some white? Could use different shaped cookie cutters obviously too. I have tiny ones that are meant for pie toppings that would be perfect for a fall garland. So many possibilities! Thank you for sharing this! I think we may need to try this out! My girls hate when the store bought stuff doesn’t turn out like it’s suppose to and it’s so hard to work with sometimes!

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      [emailprotected]on January 14, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      OOH I love that idea for 4th of July! so cool! I totally get it we always come across that issue when we make slime from slime kits with the little guy. I sometimes wonder what they were thinking selling something that doesn’t work ( maybe we were doing it wrong LOL)

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    Micheleon January 3, 2020 at 2:12 am

    I wanted to confirm if these last for more than one holiday season? Assuming they are stored in a dry environment, would I be able to use for several years?

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      [emailprotected]on January 14, 2020 at 8:17 pm

      Yes they definitely last a good while. I still have mine and they’re just as good as new.

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    Lorion January 28, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    They’d be cute strung with red and white baker’s twine, too!

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      [emailprotected]on January 29, 2020 at 4:28 am

      Yes that sounds super cute! 🙂

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        Becky Bergmanon November 29, 2021 at 5:37 am

        No luck with this at all. Read and followed instructions carefully. All I got was a sticky mess, even after I almost doubled the amount of baking soda. Was hoping to use this as a Christmas gift and bough twinkle lights and twine and everything. Sadly, couldn’t get this “dough” to turn out at all.

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          [emailprotected]on February 23, 2022 at 4:06 am

          OH NO I’m so sorry to hear that. I will have to try the recipe again and see if maybe I missed something. I worked great for me not sure what’s going on.

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    Rubyon April 18, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Love the smooth texture of the surface. How would this clay hold up to putting wire in a stars tip prior to drying it? I want to do this but want to keep the twine out of the smooth texture and be able to hang them on my fairy lights. Cant put fairy lights in the oven.

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      [emailprotected]on April 28, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      OH I love the idea of hanging them on fairy light how cool! I think it should work good. I don’t see why it wouldn’t hold up. They dry very solid.

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    Arielon June 9, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    This was such a fun project to do with my family! We did this during the pandemic and decorated my daughter’s room. Now my son wants them for his room as well. 🙂

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      [emailprotected]on June 12, 2020 at 1:31 am

      How cute! so happy to hear you liked it 🙂

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    [emailprotected]on July 19, 2020 at 6:06 am

    Thank you Sarah I’m so happy to hear you like it 🙂

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    Nancyon November 2, 2020 at 2:51 am

    How about adding extra fine glitter to the dough for some extra sparkle!

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      [emailprotected]on November 23, 2020 at 4:32 am

      I’m not sure it will show. I would add the glitter once they’re dry maybe apply mod podge and sprinkle it after.

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      April Foxon December 19, 2020 at 1:31 am

      I did that cause I love gold glitter but it it took away from the starkness of the white.
      BUT I did use the white opal-like glitter and although the starkness was still there – it was meh and not worth the anticipation.

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    [emailprotected]on December 16, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    No I haven’t noticed any molding at all. Still super strong after all this time.

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    [emailprotected]on December 16, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    I think it was around a 1″. Thank you 😀

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    [emailprotected]on December 16, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    YEs 🙂

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    April Foxon December 19, 2020 at 1:26 am

    Love this recipe! This is the same one I use to make homemade gift tags! I’m gonna repost your recipe as well. Thanks!

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      [emailprotected]on December 20, 2020 at 4:15 am

      So happy to hear you liked it! Thank you April 🙂

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    iuron February 14, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Very wonderful , i Love it, i Do it, i Try it, Thnks

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    Carmenon February 24, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Awesome recipe. I will try making planters. I have the same exact pots btw

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      [emailprotected]on February 25, 2021 at 8:47 am

      Glad to hear you liked it! Oh how cool!

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    Angelaon November 23, 2021 at 3:19 am

    What a fun project to make with my girls.

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    Hannahon December 6, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    I found that the hot glue does not adhere to the clay very well, the cutouts kept dropping off and breaking :'(
    I prefer the look of the twine, but will try the wire next time!

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      [emailprotected]on February 23, 2022 at 4:22 am

      Oh darn I’m sorry to hear that.

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    nimabion December 5, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing, I learned a lot from your article. Very cool. Thanks. nimabi

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