November 18, 2013

Give Thanks

It's fun to decorate for the holidays
and even more fun to make those decorations.
This DIY Give Thanks garland is easy and looks great! 
 ~ 2 cups bleached flour
 ~ 1 cup salt
 ~ 3/4 cup cold water
 ~ 1/2 teaspoon powdered alum

This recipe doesn't make play dough. What you will have is a dough that will hold together when pressed but crumbles easily if rolled.

 ~ Mix all the ingredients with your hands into a ball.
 ~ Gently press the dough out until it is 1/8 inch thick.
 ~ Cut with cookie cutters or free hand.
 ~ Bake at 250 degrees for 2 hours
 ~ Paint as desired

I used craft paint and glued the letters to burlap ribbon. If you would rather tie yours, make holes with a straw at the tops of each letter before baking.