8 December 2014
With the festive season creeping up on us, these salt dough Christmas decorations are a great way to ease in to it all and are perfect to decorate your home and Christmas tree. Plus, using just three ingredients, this DIY is perfect for those looking to decorate on a budget. It's also a great DIY to work on with friends or family; why not challenge each other to make specific decorations or make some as personal gifts for others.
You will need:
For the dough
• 1 cup Flour
• 1/2 cup Salt
• 1/2 Water
• Rolling pin
• Cookie cutters
• Stamps (optional)
• Permanent felt tip pens
• A pencil
How to make the decorations:
• Add the flour and salt to a bowl and mix well. Add the water bit by bit (you might not need it all).
• Once mixed, knead the dough until smooth.
• Roll out the dough to approx. 1cm thick, then using cookie cutters or working free hand, create your decorations. Circles are great for baubles or Christmas puddings if you want to keep things
simple, or if you're feeling adventurous why not try Christmas trees or snowflakes!
• (Optional) Use rubber stamps on some of your decorations to add detail.
• Using a pencil, create small holes through the tops of your decorations. Make sure the pencil goes all the way through the dough as you will need this hole to hang the decorations.
• Bake your decorations to dry them in an oven on a very low heat (around 100°c) for around 3 hours. Check regularly.
• Once cool, use felt tip pens to add colour to your decorations. Why not add initials or names of family members if you intend to give the decorations as gifts?
• When you've finished decorating, thread your decorations onto some festive ribbon or string, and you're all done!
20 something creative who belongs by the seaside.
Usually found crafting, baking (gluten free) or creating of some sort.
Harry potter lover, thrifty & eco thinker, and could listen to Laura Marling every day until the end of time.