How to Make DIY Personalised Wedding Favours

14/08/2018

Delight your guests with personalised wedding favours – our stunning salt dough gifts!

Quick and easy to make, salt dough shapes give you that beautiful, personal touch to your wedding, without breaking the bank.

The salt dough wedding favours can even double as place settings, by stamping letters to create names. Or as unique save the dates!

In fact, you could make all your save the dates, wedding favours or place settings for less than £50 – a wedding bargain!

Here’s our handy guide to make your own:

What you need

To make one batch of salt dough:

  • 300g plain flour
  • 273g salt
  • 240ml cool water
  • Rubber stamp - in the design of your choice
  • Ink pad (if you’re not using a self-inking stamp)
  • Rolling pin
  • Large spoon
  • Baking paper
  • Biscuit cutter - in the shape of your choice
  • A straw or chopstick
  • Sand paper
  • 300g plain flour
  • Optional extra decorations: food colouring, ribbon/string, glitter, varnish, paint etc.
    • Choosing a design

      Using a stamp to press into your dough, simplifies the process – ensuring an immaculate emboss for your unique designs.

      With stamps that are customised, your favours or save the dates will fit in seamlessly with any wedding theme.

      Method

      Follow our simple steps below.

      1) Mix

      • Stir the flour and salt together.
      • Slowly add the water.
      • Keep stirring until all the water is added.
      • (When the dough becomes too difficult to stir, get messy and use your hands.)

      2) Roll out

      • Knead the mixed dough for a couple of minutes until it’s supple.
      • If you want to colour your creations, knead in some food colouring at this stage.
      • Roll it out onto baking paper until it’s approximately 1/4 inch in thickness.
      • (If they’re too thick, they’re more likely to break!)

      3) Cut and stamp

      • Use your biscuit cutter to press into the dough, creating your shapes.
      • Ink your rubber stamp (if it’s not a self-inking stamp), and press the stamp onto each shape.
      • Poke a hole through the top of each with a drinking straw or a chopstick.

      4) Bake

      • Pre-heat your oven to 150℃.
      • Remove the excess dough, leaving behind your shapes.
      • Place the baking paper onto a tray in the pre-heated oven.
      • Bake for one hour or until they are hard.

      5) Decorate

      • When cool, sand down the edges.
      • For extra decoration, you could add glitter and paint. Or you could varnish your shapes for a shiny, gloss effect.
      • Thread ribbon or string through the top hole and tie in a bow.

      Your unique, gorgeous salt dough wedding favours are ready to go… and they didn’t break the bank!