Advent Day 17- How to make salt dough

How to make salt dough.

How to make salt dough.

How to make salt dough decorations like these.

It’s far easier then you could ever imagine, here in the latest installment of the video advent calendar I show you how to make salt dough. All you need is plain flour, salt, (ordinary table salt) and water.

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1/2 a cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup water (added slowly, more or less as necessary)


  • Biscuit cutters
  • Rolling pin
  • Extra flour for dusting the surface and pin
  • Bright paint
  • Gems
  • Glue
  • Sequins
  • Glitter
  • Pencil or straw for making holes
  • Thread for hanging

Once  mixed and kneaded you can turn it in to tree decorations by rolling it out and cutting with biscuit cutters. Make sure you make a hole at the top for hanging, either with a pencil or straw.

Then let it dry, either by air, (might take a day or two), or by baking in a very low oven (120 degrees ish) for 2 – 3 hours.

Store in an airtight tin or box, the decorations in the vid I made about 8 years ago, as long as they don’t get damp, they should last and last!

How to make salt dough instructional video. Sorry about the hoarse voice!




  1. December 17, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    Oh brilliant, thank you for sharing this recipe, we definitely need to make some I love home made decorations that you can keep.

  2. gaynor spanswick
    November 11, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    You make this sound so easy so yes I’m going to give this a go lol. The Grandchildren are also asking me to make slime ,there are so many different recipes for it ,I was wondering if you’ve ever made it and if so what did you use ? #ilovepaddington

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