Yes, I do know it is too early to be thinking about Christmas. But, in my defence, I actually made these decorations last year. I just didn’t get round to finishing them in time for last Christmas! We have been having a big clear out in the last few weeks and I unearthed these and decided to finish them off. They were baked but needed painting. I used acrylic paints; I had been toying with adding a layer of PVA glue to make them shinier but for now I like the slightly more matt look.
I generally think that salt dough looks better if you keep it simple. It is always going to look homemade, so why fight it? I limited my hanging hearts to block colours and used contrasting threads for a bit of interest.
My favourite is this garland, which I have used metallic silver and gold paint on. This was a bit fiddly but I feel it was worth it.
For now it is back into storage for these things until December!