Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Salt dough decorations - Pinterest Wednesday

For this weeks Pinterest Wednesday post, I decided to give salt dough a try. I've never done it before, but read that you just use a half, half, whole recipe. I used 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt and 1/2 cup of water.

I had a play about with it and don't think it's something that I would rush back into doing if I'm honest, but I think the weather didn't help! The dough just kept sticking as it was SO hot! I tried stamping some and then wanted to cut them out afterwards, but found that you get the best results by using cookie cutters.

Here are my favourite pieces:





I'm a complete beach bunny and live on the South Coast, so love anything with an nautical theme! I think salt dough would be great to use to make Christmas decorations, so I'll probably give it another go when the weather cools down.

To make these I rolled the dough out, cut the shapes out and then stamped them with some stamps that I bought. I then baked them in the oven on the lowest setting for about 4-5 hours. Once cooled, I sprayed them with polyurethane varnish. This means that they should keep for years and years (if looked after properly).

Here are some related pins that I found:

http://pinterest.com/pin/365706432211944277/
http://pinterest.com/pin/365706432211805331/
http://pinterest.com/pin/417216352949343379/
http://pinterest.com/pin/276197389619050572/

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