Make Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

Using salt dough is an old-fashioned and fun way of making decorations for your home – especially during the festive season.

This age-old custom began with the Egyptians, who used salt dough to craft gifts for their gods, and is a really simple and inexpensive way of adorning your home, which the kids can get into too!

What you will need

• ½ cup salt
• ½ cup water
• 1 cup flour


• In a mixing bowl, slowly add the water to the dry mix of salt and flour.

• Knead the mixture for approximately 10 minutes, until it forms a soft and pliant ball.

• Roll out your ball into a rectangle of approximately ½ cm in width.

• Using pastry cutters of varying shapes and sizes (or a sharp knife) cut out the dough. You can also cut out letters to form Christmas signs for your mantlepiece!

• Place your shapes onto a plate and microwave them for 2-3 minutes so that they harden.

• Add a hole or two for hanging, using a knife or a wooden skewer.

• Paint your decorations using any type of paint, from acryllic to metallic sprays, and glitter glue.

• Finish by coating your decorations with a clear varnish, especially if you'd like to use the decorations the following year.

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