DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Sinterklaas went back to Spain, Christmas is approaching fast! Time to show you how to make some geeky Christmas ornaments! I’ve been wanting to do this for years, now I finally found the time.

These are not edible!

White Salt Dough

  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of cold water

Mix everything into a dough and add it to a saucepan on medium to high heat. Keep stirring until the mixture resembles mashed potatoes. Remove from the heat and cover with a wet cloth until cool enough to knead. Add more cornstarch, it should resemble play dough when it’s done.

Flatten it into a disk and roll out to about 5mm in thickness.

Preheat the oven to 120°C.
Now you can get creative and cut out any shape you like! Use cookie cutters or stamps to make a shape, or press your/anyone’s thumbprint in it. Or maybe a baby’s foot/hand print or your pet’s paw/claw print! You can pretty much to anything at this point, but be careful the dough is not to thin, because it will break. For prints I recommend you roll it out to about 1cm thickness. Use a straw to punch a hole in them, so you can add a ribbon.

Bake them for about 2 hours, although they are probably done sooner, and turn them over every half hour. Let them cool completely. Now you can add a splash of colour or varnish, or simply leave them as they are.

TIP!

I made a second batch of the dough, but instead of cornstarch I also added my speculaas spices or cocoa powder. You can also choose to just add cinnamon or any other spices of your liking. The clay will turn out brown and smell wonderful.

Happy Crafting!



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