Introduction: Salt Dough Wedding Favours

Delight your wedding guests with personalised, stunning salt dough shapes!

These DIY salt dough shapes are unique and can be designed to fit with any wedding theme.

Stamped letters can create unique place settings and these beautiful wedding favours can double as save the dates!

They’re easy to make and add a special touch to your wedding, without blowing the budget.

Follow our step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Order a Personalised Stamp

Pressing stamps into your dough means you get a perfect emboss for your designs.

You can customise your stamp with your big day in mind. Rubber stamps come in a range of shapes and can be personalised with any image, wedding logo, save the date message, or text such as, ‘The new Mr and Mrs…’.

Top tip: for place settings, use DIY stamp kits containing sets of letters to write each guest’s name.

Step 2: Get Your Ingredients and Tools

Ingredients for one batch of salt dough:

• 2 and ¼ cups of plain flour

• 1 cup of salt

• 1 cup of cool water

• Rubber stamp – with your personalised design

• Ink pad (unless you’re using a self-inking stamp)

• Rolling pin

• Large spoon

• Baking paper

• Cookie cutter – in your choice of shape

• A straw or chopstick

• Sand paper

• Optional extra decorations: food colouring, ribbon/string, glitter, varnish, paint etc.

Step 3: Mix

• Mix together the flour and salt.

• Add the water slowly.

• Stir until all the water is mixed in.

• (If the dough becomes too stiff to stir, just use your hands).

Step 4: Roll

• Knead the dough for a few minutes until it’s supple.

• For colourful creations, this is the time to knead in some food colouring.

• Roll the dough out onto baking paper until it’s about three-quarters of a centimetre in thickness.

• (They’re more likely to snap if they’re too thick!)

Step 5: Cut & Stamp

• Press your cookie cutter into the dough to create your shapes.

• Ink your rubber stamp (if it’s not a self-inking stamp), and press your design onto each shape.

• Push a hole through each with a round object, such as a straw or chopstick etc.

Step 6: Bake

• Pre-heat your oven to 150℃/300°F in an electric oven or 130℃/260°F in a fan forced oven.

• Remove the excess dough, leaving your shapes on the baking paper.

• Put the baking paper onto a baking tray and into the oven.

• Bake the salt dough shapes for one hour or until they are hard.

Step 7: Decorate

• When the shapes are cool, sand the edges.

• For extra decoration, you could varnish them for a shiny effect or add glitter and paint. Whatever fits your theme.

• Thread ribbon or string through the hole and tie into a bow.

All images from: Custom Stamps Online