With the holidays around the corner it was time for me to think about some festive DIY holiday decor project. I always like the more simple decor items, if they are handmade, like this project here made from salt dough, it’s even more fun. My kids always pick up branches outside and to be honest, some of them are too beautiful to leave unused.
That’s how I got the idea for this simple and easy Salt Dough Stars Holiday Wall Decor.
The star decor on this wall piece is made from salt dough. An easy workable dough than can easy be converted into many different shapes. There are a ton of salt dough recipes all around, but so far the one I used for this project is the one that always works best for me and my kids. It’s not too moist and not too crumbly either, it has the perfect consistency when rolled or formed into shapes.
It’s important for salt dough to use use warm water, so the dough forms easily.
Another fun part about this craft project is that it includes an inexpensive list of materials.
Material: 1 Branch Twine Acrylic Paint with or without glitter 1 Tooth pick Scissors for the dough: Water Salt, conventional Flour
For the salt dough:
1 cup of Salt, conventional 2 cups of Flour 2 cups of Water, warm Extra flour for dusting
Start by making your salt dough stars first. It will take about 1- 2 days until they are fully dried.
Mix all ingredients together and form into a big ball.
Refrigerate dough for a few hours.
Take dough out of the fridge.
Dust your work surface with flour.
Roll out the dough to about 1″ thick.
Cut out stars.
With a toothpick insert hole for the the twine.
Place cut out stars on a baking sheet and bake stars at 20 degrees for about 2.5 – 3 hours.
Take stars out and let them fully dry for 2 more days until hardened.
Once your salt dough stars are dry you can start painting them.
I chose acrylic colors with some glitter.
Cut your twine into different lengths, some pieces longer some pieces shorter than others – I think this makes a beautiful visual effect!
Insert twine through the toothpick hole in the stars.
Tie a knot close to the star.
Then tie the twine close to the branch.
Tip: The branch can be easily held up by 2 nails!