There’s nothing like a last-minute idea to “zhush” up your Christmas decor, well that’s how it happens to me. I’ll spend time browsing on Pinterest, one pin leads to another idea and then I’m brainstorming things late at night. I wanted a simple Scandi-inspired look for Christmas so I opted for simple black drawings with a dash of gold.
I love outcome of these! I thought it makes the perfect decor or even lovely Christmas decorations for my tree!
This last-minute Christmas decor idea wasn’t as time-consuming as I thought. The longest part was baking my decor as it was my first time trying this and I didn’t want to burn it.
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?
FLour and salt dough-ingredients
Makes 25 designs
250g of flour
200g of iodized salt
200ml of water
- Put all your ingredients together. Use either a bowl or blender to mix the ingredients together. I use my Thermomix to mix.
- Mix the ingredients well. Knead the dough until it’s smooth and “doughy”. I use the knead function in the Thermomix and then rolled it out.
- If the dough feels sticky, sprinkle some flour on your countertop and roll out your dough. Select the cookie cutters you’d like to use.
- Remember if you want to hang your decor, you need to make a hole in the dough before you bake it. We used a straw, which my daughter was only too eager to do.
- Punch the holes in the necessary places and you’re ready to bake. Remember to use a non-stick spray before placing your decor to bake.
- I set the oven to 120 degrees Celcius and let it bake for 3 hours. I kept checking to see that I wasn’t burning it.
- I ended up baking two trays. This is what it looked like baked.
- I wanted the decor to be white so I used acrylic paint and painted two layers.
- For the designs, I used a “paint” fine tip pen and a gold felt khoki. I do recommend a felt tip which works wonders.
With this, you really can decide on any designs you’d like to use. It is so versatile too, as gift tags or cute keepsakes!
Happy making and have fun with last minute Christmas decor!