Sunday, 4 December 2016

*BLOGMAS* DAY 3: D.I.Y Salt dough Christmas decorations.

So recently I've been seeing these Salt dough Christmas decorations all over Instagram and I thought that I would give it a try with Imogen! I wanted to create her feet and hands for our Christmas tree as keepsakes and some for my mum who I knew would love them!

So off I went on to google and I found the instructions. Preheat the oven to 180 degree's celsius.  Mix a cup of salt and  a cup of plain flour, then slowly half a cup of water put in gradually. Kneed the dough for five minutes. Cook for however long until they are cooked on both sides. I said in my head about 10/20 minutes.

After following all of these instructions we made our first imprints. Now, to say the least it was very messy. The dough felt quite dry to the touch but was also sticky so you can imagine trying to get a 6 months old to make foot and hand prints while scrunching up her feet! It took a few attempts but in the end we managed to get a couple of prints done that didn't look too bad! We said we were going to try again and get a few more done for the rest of the family.

I placed all of the prints onto baking paper - first mistake.
Then I placed them into the oven for 15 minutes. The prints still had soggy bottoms which wasn't the problem. However the prints rised! So when I pulled them out, the paper was stuck to the bottom of the prints and the actual print had disappeared in the rise! Beyond gutted (I may or may not have had a mini tantrum).

When looking at friends attempt, she told me she tried the same instructions as me but her husband switched the temperature to 100 degrees celcius. So although our attempt didn't work, I'm not giving up! I'm going to give it another try when R is off work, as it is difficult to get Imogen not to scrunch up all the prints!

Have you tried it? Let me know how you got on!

Until next time!


  1. I love this post! This idea is soooo creative!