Salt dough ornaments

Friday, December 06, 2013

Salt dough ornaments bring back so many memories of childhood. My mum would always make a load of dough and let us cut out lots of different shapes, paint them up and put so much glitter on them. They would then take pride of place on the Christmas tree. In fact I'm pretty sure that my mum still has some of them still.

This is such a cheap and easy way to decorate your home this Christmas. It's also perfect for the kids. I know my niece and nephew would love these! But I've made some for tree. I'll post more details about that soon. 

1 cup of plain flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water
(Please note that these are not edible! I imagine they taste foul!) 

Mix all the ingredients together, if you find the mixture too sticky add more flour. If you find the mixture to dry add more water! 

Cut out any shapes you like! Remember to make a small hole in the tops so they can be hung.

You can either leave to air dry (this takes forever around a week!), oven cook them on the lowest heat for 3-5 hours (too long!) or do what I did. Zap them in the microwave for 3 minutes. If they're not done or are still sticky after the 3 minutes, keep microwaving until dry.

Once the shapes are dry you can paint them or leave them natural. Thread a coloured ribbon or thread through the hole and they're ready to hang!

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  1. Great tips for cheap decs, thank you!

  2. Totally making these with the mini chefs over the weekend.


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