Category: Salt Dough Craft


Candle Holders

You can use a pointed tool to make all sorts of patterns on the dough. Make sure that you press the tool into the dough firmly and quite deep or the holes will close up during baking.

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How To Make Candle Holders Instructions

how to make a candle holder step 1 Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 8mm (1/4“).
how to make a candle holder step 2 Place the candle on the dough, leave a gap of at least 1cm (1/2“) all the way round the candle. Use the plain round cookie cutter or glass to cut a circle.
how to make a candle holder step 3 Roll out a length of dough to wrap around the candle.
how to make a candle holder step 4 Join the ends using water and a knife.
how to make a candle holder step 5 Make a hole using a pointed tool.

Insert a bead into the hole.

how to make a candle holder step 6 You can decorate the dough any way you like. Here we have added a pattern of dots all around each bead. Bake in the oven following the instructions below. Once fully baked you can paint if you wish. Finish with two coats of varnish to make sure the dough is sealed and moisture can’t get in.

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Baking Your Salt Dough

Bake in the oven at 100oC for around 12 hours depending on the thickness of the dough. The dough should be completely solid when baked properly. You can test a piece by trying to insert the tip of a safety pin into the bottom of the candle holder, if the pin pushes into the dough easily then continue baking. Another test is to gently tap the bottom of the candle holder with your finger, it should sound hollow if thoroughly dried.

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tealight candle holder made with salt dough

 

 

Salt Dough Art Beads Instructions

dough art colored dough step 1 Make two small balls of different colored salt dough.
dough art colored dough step 2 Squash the balls into each other.
dough art colored dough step 3 Twist the colored dough carefully to blend the colors.
dough art colored dough step 4 Roll into a ball.

If you mix the dough too much you will end up with a ball of just one color.

dough art colored dough step 5 Use a cocktail stick to make a hole in the bead.
dough art colored dough step 7

 

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Baking Salt Dough Art Beads

Bake in the oven at 100oC for around 3 – 4 hours depending on the thickness of the dough. The dough should be completely solid when baked properly. You can test a piece by trying to insert the tip of a safety pin into the bead, if the pin pushes into the dough easily then continue baking. Another test is to tap the bead on the top of the cooker, it should sound hollow if baked thoroughly.

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bead necklace

dough art spheres

 

 

 

 

 

You will need to round the bead again once it is on the stick. Bake in the oven following the instructions below. Once fully baked you can paint if you wish. Finish with two coats of varnish to make sure the dough is sealed and moisture can’t get in.

 

 

Beautiful Baskets

salt dough basket

Hanging basket

 

We used a simple, flattened, ball shape, making a hole for the candle and then decorated with cut outs using cookie and icing cutters.

And painted them

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