Salt Dough Ideas

Mia's salt dough ideas are easy with these step by step instructions and photo's. I will show you how to finish making your roses to decorate your salt dough crafts.

This is the second page in a series of instructions on how to make a roses from salt dough. If you want to start at the beginning go to Salt Dough Decorations.

Salt Dough Roses Tutorial Page 2



Continue wrapping all the petals around the center of the rose.

Overlap the last one with the next.




You will end up with a longer stalk once you have shaped the flower and added all the petals.

Cut off the excess dough.




Attach the flower on your dough ornament using a little water and your knife or modelling tool.




Check the flower is in the right position.

Using a pointed tool carefully make a spiral shape in the central cylinder as shown in the photo.




To make a rose bud you will need two balls of dough.

One should be slightly larger than the other.



Flatten the larger ball of dough to make a long thin rectangle.

This will make the petal.

Dampen along the edge of the petal.

Make a short cylinder from the other ball of dough.




Wrap the petal around the cylinder.

This time the petal should wrap right around the center and overlap itself.





Shape into a rose bud as shown in the photo.






Trim the stem to your required length.





Place on your dough ornament using a little water.

Using a pointed tool make a hole in the center of the cylinder shape.


Baking Your Salt Dough Ornaments

Bake in the oven at 100oC for around 12 hours or overnight 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 plaque, if the pin pushes into the dough easily then continue baking.

Another test is to gently tap the bottom of the plaque with your finger, it should sound hollow if thoroughly dried.

Mia’s Craft Ideas



I adapted my basic candle holder to demonstrate these salt dough decorations by increasing the base by an extra 1cm (1/2") all round.

You can use these roses to decorate plaques or bowls as well.

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