How to make salt dough Christmas decorations


Last week I was feeling particularly festive and so Florence and I decided we’d make some Christmas decorations. Christmas is just over 5 weeks away and I know time will whizz by once we get into December.  I’ll be well into my second trimester come December and I really want to be organised to avoid the stress of last minute preparations. I thought I’d share our ‘how to make salt dough Christmas decorations’ recipe with you all as it’s such a fun, easy and cheap craft to do, especially on these chilly winter days.

Salt dough Christmas decorations
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  • 175g Plain Flour
  • 175G Salt
  • 1 Cup of water (adjust amount depending on mixture)
  • A straw
  • For decoration:
  • Christmas shaped cutters, paints, glitter, PVA glue
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 100 degrees Celsius
  2. Place dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  3. Add small amounts of water until the dough holds together but isn't too sticky
  4. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface
  5. Use cutter to cut out shapes
  6. Use a straw to create a small hole in the top of each decoration to allow for some coloured curling ribbon to be used to hang the decoration up
  7. Place shapes on to a baking tray with some greaseproof paper and bake in the oven for 2-3hrs (turn shapes halfway through if they are quite thick)
  8. Allow decorations to cool and paint with coloured paints. Once dry you can use glitter or sequins to embellish and paint a layer of PVA glue over them to seal.
  9. Add some pretty, metallic curling ribbon and you're all set to hang your creations on the tree!




  1. November 17, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    Oh what a fantastic idea this is and so personal and unique, I love it x

  2. Tori Gabriel
    November 17, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    What a brilliant idea. I want to try and do this if not this year then definately next (when the girls are a bit older). Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
    November 17, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    These are a great idea, we have done some salt dough recently but I have done something wrong as they went a bit bubbly and soft in the oven. will have to give it another go as these look fab!

  4. November 18, 2015 / 6:26 am

    Oh these look amazing- I am definitely going to make some with Pickle! Kaz x

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