- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 2 tbsp of oil
- 1/2 cup of water
- Biscuit cutters
- Fine piping nozzle or a straw
- Acrylic paint
- Thread or ribbon
What to do:
- Measure out flour and salt and place in a mixing bowl.
- Add the oil and water and stir until all the ingredients come together. If necessary add small amounts of water until the dough is soft and pliable.
- Roll out evenly and cut out shapes of your choice with the biscuit cutter (dip it in oil if the dough is sticking to much to the cutter).
- Use the piping nozzle or straw (or anything which will make a small hole) to create a hole to hang your decoration from. Its best to place this somewhere near the top but not too close as to make in vulnerable.
- Bake them in the oven at 100°C until they are completely dried out. I’ve found this takes at least three hours!
- Paint them as you please with acrylic paint (this will help prevent moisture get back into the salt dough).
- When the paint is dry add the thread/ribbon to hang them by.
I recently came across this idea to rubber stamp salt dough. I gave it a go and for some reason the rubber stamps weren’t working well for me but I also have some wooden printing blocks which I had a go with and looked just wonderful.