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This Christmas Garland is made up of jute cord and our easy salt dough recipe. Such a cute holiday project to make with your kiddos this season!

Christmas Garland with an Easy Salt Dough Recipe

Remember salt dough ornaments from when we were kids? Check out our easy Christmas garland tutorial and how you can make one using the classicsalt dough recipe we all know and love!
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour + extra for sprinkling/rolling
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Star-shaped cookie cutter in different sizes, if desired
  • Jute cord
  • One chopstick or wooden dowel.


  • In a large bowl, mix water, flour, and salt. Add the flour one tablespoon at a time.
  • Once a smooth dough forms (you don’t want it to be sticky), remove from the bowl and knead for about 10 minutes. Let rest for 20.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle a clean working surface with flour. Add flour to a rolling pin as well.
  • Roll out the dough until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut out several star shapes from the cookie-cutter set. (We used the middle-sized star and the smallest star). Using the back of a wooden spoon, a chopstick, or a wooden dowel, pierce a hole through the top centre of each star.
  • Our garland is about 5 feet in length, and we used 7 large stars and 4 small stars. Still, we baked some extra ones just to have them on-hand.
  • Bake for 2 hours and allow to cool.
  • Cut a long piece of jute cord into the garland desired length. Next, cut pieces of jute that are 6 inches long and another 4 pieces of string that are 4 inches long. The 6-inch cords will be for the larger stars and the 4-inch jute strings, for the smaller stars.
  • Loop a piece of cute jute cord into each baked star ornament. Tie it along the length of your longer jute piece, alternating between the 6-inch strands and 4-inch strands.
  • Set it up to display!
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