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Christmas Garland with an Easy Salt Dough Recipe

Christmas Garland with an Easy Salt Dough Recipe

Blog written by: Lisa Favre    ​​

Christmas salt dough garland hanging up
Salt dough garland hanging on table
Happy holidays, everyone!

Usually, during the holidays, I’m all about baking. Especially during this time of the year, you’ll find me in the kitchen, whipping up another thematic recipe (normally Christmas cookies, duh!).

Today, I’ve got the best of both worlds for you: baking and decorating. Awesome, right?!

Growing up, did you ever make salt dough ornaments? They’re a classic! Well, I wanted to whip up a batch for my family, so I came up with a fantastic idea: why not make a beautiful Christmas garland with a super-easy salt dough recipe?! Baking and décor all in one?! Yes, sign me up!
Baking supplies
salt dough and cookie cutters

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Here’s How

Okay, what you’ve all been waiting for: the simple step-by-step directions to create your very own salt dough Christmas garland!

In a large bowl, mix water, flour, and salt. Add the flour one tablespoon at a time.

Once a smooth dough forms (you don’t want it to be sticky), remove from the bowl and knead for about 10 minutes. Let rest for 20 minutes.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

Sprinkle a clean working surface with flour. Add flour to a rolling pin as well.

Roll out the dough until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut out several star shapes from the cookie-cutter set. (we used the middle-sized star and the smallest star). Using the back of a wooden spoon, a chopstick, or a wooden dowel, pierce a hole through the top center of each star.

Our garland is about 5 feet in length, and we used 7 large stars and 4 small stars. Still, we baked some extra ones just to have them on-hand.

Bake for 2 hours and allow to cool.

Cut a long piece of jute cord into the garland desired length. Next, cut pieces of jute that are 6 inches long and another that is 4 inches long. The 6-inch cords will be for the larger stars and the 4-inch jute, for the smaller stars.

Loop a piece of cute jute cord into each baked star ornament. Tie it along the length of your longer jute piece, alternating between the 6-inch strands and 4-inch strands.

Set it up to display!
salt dough with twine
salt dough christmas garland hung up
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