I Forgot About These

Wednesday, 4th December 2013 at 10:17 am 1 comment

I made some salt dough and used small Christmas cookie cutters to make decorations. I was worried that they’d crumble after a while so I stored them away, intending to check them after a few months to check they were still OK, and promptly forgot about them. I’ve just found them – at least three years later! – and I’m pleased to report that they’re still in one piece. I even bounced a couple on the kitchen worktop to check they wouldn’t shatter 😀

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It’s just a standard salt dough recipe –

280g salt

375g flour

300ml warm water

Mix together and roll out on a floured surface, cut them out with cookie cookers (or freehand if you’re neat, which I’m not!).

I straightened out some paper clips, dipped them in cooking oil and pushed them through the shapes. Leave them in until the dough has completely dried. You can leave them to dry out naturally or put them in a low oven for a couple of hours. Tree decorations are usually threaded front to back, but that makes them hang sideways. Make the holes from left to right and they’ll hang perfectly.

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Now, shall I paint them or cover them in glitter? 😀

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Entry filed under: Christmas, Handmade crafts.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. lundygirl  |  Wednesday, 4th December 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Great tip about the way to thread the decorations – thank you.

    Reply

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