Salt Dough Photo Frame #24XmasCrafts

Salt Dough Photo Frame

These salt dough photo frames make lovely personalised gifts for grandparents. I’m keeping ours though because I love it too much to give away!

dough frame


For the dough, you will need:

  • 1 cup Plain flour
  • Half a cup salt
  • Half a cup water
  • A rolling pin
  • A knife


salt dough photo frame

Mix all the ingredients until a dough forms. Knead the dough for around 5 minutes to help with the elasticity.

salt dough photo frame

Roll out the dough then cut to size. It helps to use a photo to see how big your frame needs to be.

salt dough photo frame

Cut out the middle of the photo frame a little bigger than the photo you’re going to be framing.

salt dough photo frame

Squash each side in a bit to make the frame a nicer shape. Make 2 holes for the ribbon to go through when the frame has dried and been decorated. (Remember to put the holes in the right place. Ours are in the wrong place as I forgot I wanted to use a photo that is landscape, not portrait!)

salt dough photo frame

We left our frame to air dry; depending on the size and thickness, this can take 2-7 days. If you want to speed up the drying process, you can dry them in the oven.

For the decorations you will need:

  • Gold spray
  • Gems
  • Glue
  • Glitter glue
  • Ribbon (not pictured)


salt dough photo frame

Spray the frame gold and leave to dry.

salt dough photo frame


Using the gems, glue and glitter glue, decorate the frame. When the glue has dried, thread the ribbon through the holes and tie at the back.

salt dough photo frame


Glue the photo to the back of the frame.

dough frame


Day 20 tomorrow and I’m getting almost as excited as the girls! We’ll be making cinnamon dough tree ornaments.

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  1. Tangie 25th November 2018 at 9:54 am

    Does this need to go into oven to dry?

    1. shelllouise 26th November 2018 at 10:31 am

      I’m sorry, Tangie, I must have missed the step about drying the frame before decorating. I just left ours to dry for a few days but you can dry them in the oven.
      I’ll edit the post now to include that info!
      Thank you 🙂

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