How to make Salt Dough decorations

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How to make Salt Dough decorations

I was feeling extra festive yesterday so decided to make some salt dough decorations with my daughter and the results were fantastic! They look so sparkly on our tree and make a nice change from all the shop bought decorations we have. Give them a go, they are so simple.

Salt Dough Recipe

1/2 cup of salt

1/2 cup of water

1 cup of flour

Method

Add the 1/2 cup of salt and 1 cup of flour to a bowl stir in the water adding it slowly. Knead the dough and then roll out.

Cut the dough using festive cookie cutters, Stick a straw near the top of each shape so that a ribbon can later be threaded through the hole.

Place the shapes on a baking tray and cook at 100°c for 3 hours, turning half way through if the shapes are thick.

When dry, they can be painted and decorated using ordinary paints. Use a little PVA glue when the paint has dried to add glitter, sequins, beads and other embellishments. Thread with ribbon and hang. 

Products Used 

Reo 4 Piece Snap Measuring Cup Set 
Colourworks Medium Red Melamine Two Tone Mixing Bowl 
Sweetly Does It Set of 3 Christmas Cookie Cutters 
Master Class Professional Non-Stick Hard Anodised 42cm Baking Tray