More Salt dough crafts and keepsakes
Inspired by the book 'How to Catch a Star' by Oliver Jeffers we set about making these beautiful star photo frame ornaments. 'How to Catch a Star' is a lovely book about a little boy who loves stars and wants to catch a star of his very own. The little boy tries many ways of catching a star before ending up with his very own star at the end of the book.
After reading the book we made a batch of salt dough and make stars of our own to hang on our Christmas tree. We added family photographs to turn them into beautiful photo frame keepsakes.
To make a star photo frame ornament you will need: (affiliate links)
- Salt dough (we used this simple salt dough recipe)
- 2 star cutters (one slightly bigger than the other)
- Gold acrylic paint
- Mod Podge all in one glue and sealer (UK link/ US link)
- Small photographs
- Thread for hanging
How to make a star photo frame ornament using salt dough
We started by rolling out some salt dough and then we cut out stars using our large star cutter. We used the smaller star cutter to cut out the middle from each star. We used a skewer to make a small hole at the top of each star for hanging our ornaments.
After baking our salt dough stars in the oven for a few hours at a low temperature we painted them using gold acrylic paint. Once dry we added a layer of mod podge sealer.
We printed out some small photographs and glued them to the back of the star frames. We drew around the star cutter to make sure the photographs were the correct size.
We added some thread and we hung our very own stars on our Christmas tree.
10 Days of a Kid- Made Christmas: Ornaments Inspired from Books
This star photo frame ornament is part of a collection of over 70 book inspired ornaments. Head over to Mama Miss to see the whole list.