Salt Dough Fall Garland

By | September 15, 2013

Salt Dough Fall Garland
I love salt dough.  It is great for so many things, yet you usually only hear about it around Christmas time to make ornaments.  But really there are so many other possibilities with it, for Mothers Day we made some pretty flowers.

My girls have so much fun when we do anything with salt dough because they get to make a recipe and do a craft at the same time.  They think it is so cool that they can paint their cookies (since we use cookie cutters they call them cookies).  So this past weekend I thought we would pull out our recipe for Salt Dough again and make a fun Salt Dough Fall Garland for the mantel.

The girls had a blast cutting out the shapes and painting them.  And it looks so great hanging from the mantel, we just may have to do this for every holiday!

Get more fun ideas by checking out our FALL board on Pintrest!


2 Cups All-Purose Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
3/4 Cup Warm Water
Fall Cookie Cutters
Fall Colored Paint
Paint Brushes


 Mix your Flour, Salt, and Water in a bowl till it forms a dough.
 Roll dough out and use your cookie cutters to cut out shapes
 Put cut out shapes on cookie sheet and stick a toothpick in your shapes and move around to make hole bigger.
Bake at 300 for about 1 hour until dough is hard
 Once the shapes are cooled paint them in fall colors
After the paint is dry, string the shapes on too your yarn.  Make sure to tie a knot on each one so they stay in place.
 Now just hang on your mantel for a pretty fall decoration!
Salt Dough Fall GarlandCheck out some of our other fall decorations
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18 thoughts on “Salt Dough Fall Garland

  1. J

    Wonderful idea! With that charming garland in constant sight the girls know their work is appreciated and useful.
    They are adorable! (The girls, I mean! :) oh, and the leaves too!)

  2. Shelly

    Adorable!! And what a fun craft to do with your kids! Found you on Well Crafted Wednesdays.


  3. Natashalh

    Super cute project! I like salt dough, but I haven’t made it in years. It’s tougher to justify when I don’t have kids to pretend it’s for them!

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    1. wemadethat Post author

      Hi Laura, I have never tried it with Whole wheat flour. However I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Whole wheat flour is a little thicker so you may add a bit more water but I would not add much more if you do. Let us know how it turns out!

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