DIY Pumpkin lanterns and planter | How to make a pumpkin with salt dough

Anybody up for another DIY? Today I have made some cute DIY pumpkins lanterns and planters. Best part: its easy and cheap. I think we all know by now, that Iโ€™m a sucker for cheap, yet pretty ๐Ÿ˜€

DIY pumpkin planter and lanterns for fall. The tiny honeycomb blog

These tiny pumpkins are made from salt dough โ€“ a wonderful material to work with. I remember making some โ€œcuteโ€ figurines in kindergarten for my parents, when I was a kid. If you have kids, they can easily make some lovely presents for their teachers, grand parents etc with salt dough, while you are making this DIY ๐Ÿ˜‰

However, if you donโ€™t have kids, like me, you can spend a nice afternoon making these cute pumpkins getting in the mood for fall with some tea and good music.

DIY pumpkin lanterns made with salt dough
So cute at night

I used this recipe to make the salt dough:

  • 4 dl flour
  • 2 dl fine salt
  • 5-2 dl water
  • 1 table spoon oil

I know that these measurements are weird if you are living in the US, but the general rule is to have 2:1 flour to salt/water.

Mix the flour and salt together and then add the water slowly. You might not need all the water, or you might need a little more. I depends on the flour and salt you are using, but the dough should be firm and moist (that word!). Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes and then seal it in a food safe plastic bag for an hour in room temperature. Once the dough have rested for an hour, it is ready to work with.

For the project you will need:

  • 1 portion of salt dough
  • Rounded glass jar/planter
  • Wooden stick
  • Rolling pin
  • Gold spray paint
  • Varnish

Now watch the video below to see how I made the pumpkins ๐Ÿ˜€

What are your thoughts on these pumpkins? Let me know in the comments below.

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