I don’t usually do ‘craft’ here on the blog but I was quite inspired after looking through Pinterest (who isn’t with all the amazing things you can find on there). Check out my Pinterest over here. I found this recipe by Woodside Kitchen here via Pinterest. The recipe was just like baking so I had to give it a go. I used foliage and lace to make patterns in the dough before using cookie cutters to cut them out. This is a great project to work on with little ones too (especially now school holidays are in full swing!). I also used these decorations as gift tags on my presents – they look so cute!
Homemade Christmas Decorations
1⁄2 cup cornflour
1 cup baking soda
3⁄4 cup water
1. Preheat oven to 80ºC. Add cornflour, baking soda and water together in a small saucepan. Place on medium heat and stir continuously. Cook until the mixture looks like mashed potato then take it off the heat.
2. Place the mixture in a bowl, cover with a wet tea towel and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Once cool enough, knead it on a surface dusted with cornflour. Roll the dough out to 5mm thick and cut with cookie cutters and decorate. Use a skewer or straw to punch out a hole for the string.
3. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and place the decorations on the tray. Bake the decorations in the oven for about an hour. Once baked, thread some ribbon or twine through the holes.
* Use leaves, lace, anything with a pattern to imprint the dough before punching out shapes with the cookie cutters.