This is a follow on from a previous post on making salt dough tree ornaments, this idea just sprung to mind and thought it was a genius way of using up little scraps that you have left over. The ingredients and method are the same but will list them below for you.
Equipment And Ingredients
- 1 Cup salt
- 2 cups Flour
- 3/4 Cups Water
- Mixing Bowl
- Strong Glue
- Ribbon or thin rope
- Mix together the flour and salt
- Gradually stir in the water to create a doughy consistency
- Bring the dough together and put on a floured surface, knead with your hands until smooth.
- Roll out to anything thickness you want and create your ornaments. I am using a stamp to create lettering in my ornaments and a cookie cutter to create the shape.
- Place on a tray and put in the oven at 180c. Depending on your thickness of the ornaments it can take anything from 40 mins to 1hour 30mins. Check to see if they are set and dry before taking out of the oven.
- Once dry cut a length of rope/thread to the length you want it to be, place a small dab of glue on the back of the salt dough shapes.
- Gently lay the thread to catch in the glue, repeat this for each salt dough shape and leave to dry.
- Lay out on a table or covered surface in case any glue drops in the process.
- Let dry, create 2 hoops at the ends and knot into place.
- Hang up and enjoy!
I would love to see what you create and remember you can use this recipe and method for anything throughout the year. Crafting isn’t just for Christmas!
Comment below to let me know how you get on and what you love to make with your salt dough recipe.
Until next time.