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Salt Dough Sunday

Another weekend, another Christmas decoration created to go on our handmade tree this year!

 

This time, we made some salt dough and used cutters to make shapes. Salt dough is really easy to make and is great for little ones to get involved too.

 

The recipe is just 3 ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water

As it is for Christmas, I also added some ground cinnamon and some drops of Orange Essential Oil to give it a festive scent.

 

After kneading until smooth, Miss D used Christmas Tree, Star and Gingerbread Man shaped cutters to make the decorations.  We gave the gingerbread man Clove ‘eyes’ and All Spice Berry ‘buttons’, which again add to the delicious Christmassy scent.

 

Don’t forget to pierce a hole in your decoration so you can add some string or ribbon once dried.

 

Once your shapes are ready, put onto a baking tray (you can pack them close together as they won’t expand), and bake in a low (50-100 degrees celsius is enough) oven for 1 hour.  Turn over, then bake for another hour.

 

Once they are completely dry, they are ready to decorate! It is up to you how you decorate them – I have kept mine plain, as my tree with have a natural/neutral colour scheme this year, and just added some iridescent glitter (my new favourite thing!) to some of them.  I added some red ribbon to give a splash of colour.

I’d love to see your decorations, please share them in the comments section!

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