View Full Version : Salt Dough Xmas Decorations

03-12-2007, 11:45 AM
To make the dough

All you need to make the dough is 1 cup of plain flour, 2 cups of salt and 1 cup of water. Mix the salt and flour together, then add the water slowly until a dough is formed. Knead for a little while, then you’re ready to go!

To make the decorations

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1cm thick. You can then cut out Christmassy shapes (I chose Christmas trees, stars and candy canes) freehand, or cut out the shapes on cardboard before-hand and use them as a template. Don’t forget to make holes in the shapes so you can put thread through them afterwards! Then bake in an oven pre-heated to 100-100 degrees celcius for 3-5 hours or until the dough has completely dried out.

Finishing off

When the dough has completely cooled, simply paint them! If you’re really serious about your decorations you could varnish them after painting, but as for me most of the fun is in making the decorations in the first place, I’m not worried if they don’t last until next Christmas.

Adding glitter and beads afterwards make the decorations extra special, and I like to use a bit of thin red ribbon to hang the decorations on to the tree.

Easy peasy!

Angel xx

03-12-2007, 12:05 PM
Thank you x :)

03-12-2007, 12:37 PM
Thanks Angel.

04-12-2007, 09:23 AM
thanks angel,

My daughters ones she made at school when she was 5!!!!!!(she will be 13 in Jan..... Help!!!!) have just crumbled to pieces as we took them out to hang on the tree so it will be good to make some new ones. she will feel better as she was really proud of them lol. so was I for that matter... Bit saddened but at least now we can make some nice new ones lol.

Michelle x

Have a merry Christmas :o

04-12-2007, 09:25 AM
My son was also 5 when he made his at school and every year we had to hang it on the tree

It crumbled last year when my son was 28

I am not sure why it lasted so long but I was really upset when it crumbled

Angel xx

04-12-2007, 01:13 PM
That's great i was about to post and ask if anyone knew how to make these.
Bev X

04-12-2007, 01:32 PM
Guess what we'll be making tomorrow

Thanks alot Angel

Carol xx

05-12-2007, 05:27 PM
Thanks Angel!

Sam x

05-12-2007, 06:04 PM
Think we will give these a try! I love doing Christmas activities!! Am worse than the kids with Christmas excitement at the moment

Emler x

19-12-2007, 10:06 PM
Here is the salt dough decorations

Angel xx

20-12-2007, 02:05 PM
Just popped these in the oven! :D

I bought the cookie cutters from John Lewis. They had loads of really nice ones...hearts, stars, animals, letters etc. I chose gingerbread men, gingerbread houses and Christmas trees! Cant wait to paint them..got some glitter glaze from WH Smith to finish them off!


20-12-2007, 06:09 PM
Do you have a pic you can show us ?

Angel xx

20-12-2007, 08:03 PM
Hi Angel - I dont knowhow to do it! Maybe I'll take some pics once they have been painted tommorow, if someone (okay...you!!) can tell me how to put them on here?


20-12-2007, 11:56 PM
Hi Angel - I dont knowhow to do it! Maybe I'll take some pics once they have been painted tommorow, if someone (okay...you!!) can tell me how to put them on here?


I will let you into a little secret!! Angel is not too good with photos!!!! Haha

Amanda xx

21-12-2007, 07:50 AM
Yes but I might be after today Caroline has helped me I just have not had time to have a go yet

Watch this space and see what I do wrong because there is just bound to be something haha

Angel xxx

10-11-2008, 10:44 AM
This maybe a very silly question but i havent got a cup to use to measure (onyl have mugs) can anyone tell me how much to use in another way??


Wendy Woo
10-11-2008, 10:52 AM
i think u can use a mug as a measure ment and just get more mixture. as long as each ingredient is measured in the same thing i dont think it matters but im not 100% sure on that so dont take my word for it

Wend x

Nicki L
10-11-2008, 06:50 PM
Thanks so much for that Angel

I am really looking forward to doing the christmas bits - these sound fab

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04-12-2011, 05:25 PM
This is great, i did it a few years ago with my own children an they loved it and am looking forward to doing it with my minded children this year x x x

04-12-2011, 11:03 PM
This doesn't sound too hard and a good keepsake...thank you x

05-12-2011, 09:05 AM
Thanks for bumping, I came on to look how to do it,x

05-12-2011, 08:21 PM
Thank you - sounds great

Quick question... do you think we could use this recipe to make beads for bracelets as well?!?!