Wednesday, 7 December 2011

DIY salt dough decorations

I've been making some festive decorations with salt dough today, there's still a load in the oven now and more waiting to go in. But considering the cost and versatility, I decided that there was loads I could make for Christmas using just water, flour and table salt.

The recipe is really simple, combine 1 cup salt, 1 cup water and 2 cups plain flour in a mixing bowl, knead for 7-10 minutes then shape and bake in the oven on a low heat until they're cooked through - the time will depend greatly upon how thick you mke your decorations.

These are going to be for our tree, I've made loads to put in to my homemade hampers too. You could make personalised gift tags, badges, desk paperweights - Miya made some of her own to give as Christmas presents for her Grandparents.

We used my scrapbooking stamps to decorate them, cookie cutters and icing punches to create the shapes of our decorations. I used bakers twine but you could thread ribbon or string through the holes too - a little tip, to create perfect holes just use the drinking straw :)

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