How do I re-harden my sons salt dough ornament?

Sara Mitchell
by Sara Mitchell

My son made me an ornament 6 years ago and my roof leaked. Because of that the ornament got damp and is starting to crumble. How do i get it to reharden. I'm heart broken.

  5 answers
  • Yvonne Elmore Yvonne Elmore on Dec 26, 2018

    Have you tried putting it in the oven on the lowest setting? Kind of like when you dry fruit.

  • Suzette Suzette on Dec 26, 2018

    Hi Sara, Carefully give it a couple of coats of mod podge to hold it together. Put it in a warm area and let dry for 2-7 days.

    Good luck!

  • William William on Dec 26, 2018

    If it's dry just use some water based polyurethane on it. About three coats should do it. If it's still damp put it on a baking pan, stick it in a cold oven. Set the oven to 300 degrees and leave in there for about 1/2 an hour. Turn the oven off, leave it in the oven and let it cool down. Then you can seal it with poly.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 27, 2018

    Dry it out on a slow oven, 250 degrees and then polyurethane it to protect it from any water coming it's way in the future.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Dec 29, 2018

    Bake it