Winter Snowflake Garland

Create a beautiful garland for your season display to represent winter with lovely snowflakes. Just like our Autumn Leaf garland, you can use salt dough but if you prefer air dry clay, that will work too. A special element to these salt dough seasonal garlands is the fragrance. 

 

What you will need

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • Warm water
  • 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • Toothpick
  • Paint and brushes
  • Twine
  • Mod podge or rust oleum to seal (optional)
  • Sodalite gem gravel
  • Snowflake stampers (available from Beadie Bug Play)
  • Circle cookie cutter

How to make your Garland

Pre-heat your oven to 120c
Create your salt dough by combining the flour and salt. Slowly add your warm water as you are mixing and add your essential oil. Your dough should form a playdough-like consistency, knead for a few minutes. 

Roll your dough out and cut your circles out with a round cookie cutter. Next press your snowflake stamper into the middle of your circle. Use a toothpick to put a hole at the top of each circle, big enough for your twine to be able to fit through. 

Put your circles on a lined tray into the oven for 1-1.5hours depending on thickness until they are ready. Allow to cool. 

Once your circles have cooled, lightly brush a small amount of white paint over your circle and the details of your snowflake using a fine brush, keeping the area surrounding the snowflake paint-free. If you'd like, lightly dry brush pale blue and purple on your circles around the snowflake print (keeping the snowflake detail white).

 Once you have finished painting, time to seal the paint to prevent it from scratching off. You can do 2 coats of mod podge or spray with rust oleum. Glue your sodalite gem gravel on top of your circles, once your sealant has dried. 
Next cut your desired length of twine, allowing a little excess. 

Slipknot your twine through each circle and tie a knot at either end.