Craft corner: How to make small decorative bowls out of salt dough

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  • Follow our step-by-step guide to learn how to make pretty decorative bowls using salt dough.

    Step 1: Place 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt and 1 cup of water into a mixer, and mix together to form a firm dough.

    Step 2: Wrap the dough in cling film and set aside to rest for 40 minutes.

    Step 3: Dust flour on to a sheet of greaseproof paper.

    Step 4: Take for sections of the dough and roll into different sized balls.

    Step 5: Roll out the large ball into a disc and make an impression using cut glass, before using a clutter to cut a circle around the edge.

    Step 6: Roll out the next ball into a disc and use a serrated cookie cutter to cut into shape.

    Step 7: Roll out the next ball, make an impression and cut a disc from the centre with a small cookie cutter.

    Step 8: Using a kebab skewer, make a single hole through the centre of the smallest ball (so it looks like a bead). Use a straw to make three holes in a line in each of the other discs – one in the middle and one on either side.

    Step 9: Bake in the oven at 110 degrees for 4-5 hours until completely dry.

    Step 10: Using a hairpin, thread a ribbon through each of the holes – starting with the smallest pieces and working up to the biggest disc. Tie around your curtain for a decorative detail.

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