Christmas salt dough garland

When there is quite a bit left before the New Year, I want to bring this joyful moment a little closer. If you do not bring the New Year closer, then at least you can create a festive mood by decorating your home. And if you make your own jewelry, you can also have a good time, having fun. I offer you to make a garland of salt dough that can be hung on a Christmas tree or on a wall.
Christmas garland from salt dough
To do this, you need to prepare a salt dough from which to sculpt.
 New Year's garland from salt dough You can make it by mixing one part of fine salt, two parts of plain wheat flour and cold water. On a glass of flour and half a glass of salt you need about 125 ml of water. Water needs to be added gradually so that the mass is elastic-smooth, but not sticky to the hands. Put the finished dough in a bag and place in the fridge if you are not going to sculpt immediately. During the modeling of the dough, take a little, so that it does not become airborne. Blind what figures you want. I made Christmas trees, snowmen, stars, months, shoes.
 New Year's Garland of Salt Dough
After that, you need to make holes in them that will be threaded later . Insert a toothpick or a match into the hole. The hole should be slightly larger than a toothpick. Then bake the figurines in the oven. In this case, the figures need to be put in a cold oven so that the products heat up with it. Drying time depends on the size of the product. I have dried them for 10-15 minutes. At the same time, the figures need to be turned over so that they dry evenly.
 Christmas garland from salt dough
Then you need to decorate the figures with watercolor or gouache after they cool down . I did it like this.
New Year's garland of salt dough
After that, you need to string them on a string. I had gold, and I used it.Some of the largest items I threaded on the main thread, and the rest placed on pendant threads at different levels. You can do as you like.

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