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DIY salt dough trees – Christmas craft week

Salt Dought tree decorations - Christmas craft - Girl about townhouse.Seven days of DIY Christmas decorations, with simple step-by-step tutorials.

Boom! Another day of Christmas crafts here on the blog.

I’m generally not a fan of baking anything unless it’s edible, but I think these salt dough tree decorations are so cute.

It’s another super simple craft, that you may well already have all the supplies for.

No need to even venture outside the house, unless you’re looking for an excuse to go to Hobbycraft of course ; )

Salt dough tree decorations

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutter shape
  • Straw
  • Paint
  • Buttons
  • Glue
  • Ribbon


  1. Make the dough by mixing together the flour, salt and water until it forms a ball.
  2. Flour a surface and roll out the dough until it’s roughly 5mm thick.
  3. Cut out the shapes and using a straw poke a hole in the top of each tree.
  4. Place on a plate and microwave for about 2 minutes until the dough is cooked. Alternatively place in the oven on a low heat for 2 or 3 hours (this method helps to prevent bubbling, I’m impatient though).
  5. Once cooled apply 1-2 coats of white paint (or colour of your choice) to both sides of the decoration.
  6. When the paint has dried, glue on a button.
  7. Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie at the top.

They are all done and ready to make your tree look pretty!

Salt Dough tree decorations - Christmas craft - Girl about townhouse.

Salt Dough tree decorations - Christmas craft - Girl about townhouse. Salt Dough tree decorations - Christmas craft - Girl about townhouse.

If you missed days 1-4 of Christmas craft week, you can check them out here:

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Have you already finished it?

Let me know in the comments below. 

I usually try to get most of my shopping done in one trip and finish up online, because I hate it when the shops are really crowded.  

See you tomorrow for the penultimate day of Craftmas!


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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    November 26, 2016 at 8:07 am

    I am loving your Christmas craft idea! I remember making salt dough decorations as a kid at school and I feel an urge to get making them again! I recently made some knitted tree decorations over on my blog too! 🙂 x

    1. Reply
      November 26, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Georgina, do it! They are so easy to make. Love the sound of knitted tree decorations, I’ll check them out. x

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