Does your Christmas tree need some extra decorations but you dont want to spend loads of money. You could try and make these cinnamon decorations. It’s fun, easy and will look great on your tree.
- Finished dough
Make some salt dough
50g plain flour
50g table salt
1 tbs ground cinnamon
Mix dry ingredients together then add about 5oml water – I didnt measure this so add it tablespoon by tablespoon and knead the mixture until you have a smooth dough, not too sticky, not too dry. If its too sticky add more flour.
Then get creative and cut out shapes in your dough. You can use biscuit cutters if you have them. I cut round some card templates and kept the shapes small and dainty. Put a hole in each shape using a thin straw, biro or cocktail stick. Make sure it goes all the way through but dont damage your shape!
Bake your shapes in the oven at 100 c for 1 hour, until they are hard. Depending on the size and thickness it may take longer. Leave to cool and then paint. You can use acrylic paints or water colours. You can be creative and use glitter or glitter glue. The cinnamon makes them smell delicious but dont be fooled into eating one. They taste disgusting with all that salt.
They look lovely left natural with a few white dots or stars on them. I used reds, greens and whites. After drying you can finish with a coat of clear varnish to protect them.