I have made Salt Dough decorations a few times and so A and I decided to make some this year, both for our own Christmas tree and to give away as presents to relatives.
First of all you need to make your Salt Dough;
Salt Dough Recipe
200g Plain Flour
Turn the oven on very low - 50 c or Gas Mark 1
Put the salt and the flour into a large bowl. Add the water slowly and mix thoroughly. You might find that you don't use all of the water but you need to be able to knead your dough into a soft ball that isn't too sticky.
Roll out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 5mm.
Cut out your shapes and use a straw to press out a hole at the top if you to make a hanging decoration.
Put the shapes on a baking tray and bake for 3-4 hours until hard.
I used some silver elastic to hang A's decorations and for mine I simply used some curling gift ribbon and hung them on the mantel piece.
As A made quite a few pink glittery stars, I wrapped a few in cellophane and we have given them away as presents and they have all been well received.