Ring the alarm- Only 10 days until Christmas Everyone!
Which makes this perfect timing for our special DIY wedding project - we are going to be telling you how to make Salt Douch Decorations.
You may be asking why are you showing us a technique commonly used to make christmas decoration?
The answer is simple - This technique can be personalised and tweaked to fit your wedding theme and the "decoration" you make are going to make fantastic wedding favours!
To make your favours/decorations you will need the following:
- 1 Cup of Plain Flour
- 1 Cup of Salt
- Up to 1 Cup of Water
- 1 Large Baking Tray
- 1 Large Mixing Bowl
- Greaseproof Paper
- Rolling Pin
- Shaped Mould/Cookie Cutter
- A Straw
- Acrylic Paint/Glitter/Ribbon/PVA Glue to decrate
First things first we need to preheat our ovens to 100 Degrees Centigrade.
To make the dough itself place the plain flour and salt into the mixing bowl and slowly add in your water a bit at a time. You want to add enough water so that the mixture forms a firm dough that can be rolled without cracking - if it is too dry add more water, if it is too sticky add more flour.
Take your greasepaper and cut it so that it covers the baking tray you are using.
Using your rolling pin carefully roll out the mixture evenly on a floured surface, make sure you roll and rotate slowly to prevent the mixture sticking to your work surface.
Take your cookie cutter or mould and stamp out your decorations. Then using the straw punch a hole around a centimetre away from the top edge of your design. This will be the point you will add your ribbon to hang your decorations from once your have painted/decorated the design.
Using a pallete knife or fish slice lift the decorations off your work surface and place onto the greaseproof paper.
Put your baking tray into the oven and cook for between 2-3 hours, making sure that you turn them over every so often to enable an even bake. Allow to cool for a few hours.
Decorate as you want using acrylic paints, gliiters and whatever you desire. To protect the design use some slightly waterdown PVA glue allover your design.
Finally add you chosen robbon and tie off a knot.
And Hey Presto you've got yourself an amazing gift to give each and every one of your guests!
To make it more personal why not encorporate details such as your names, your wedding date, venue and the guests own name into your designs as a really special way to commemorate your wedding day.
So why not get crafty this christmas and create these great gifts for your reception!