Chili Decorations Made With Dough

These chili's add a great look to a plain kitchen either in a bowl or laid out as a platter. They can be made flat or round depending on what you plan to use them for. Flat ones are great for sticking on kitchen walls or onto glass jars for a creative gift idea.

Chili Decorations Made With Dough

What you need

Baking dough
Acrylic Paints

Dough Recipe
3 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 1/2 - 2 cups of water



Instructions

Start by mixing your dry dough ingredients with a small amount of water. Your dough needs to be moist and not stick to your hands. Knead the dough until it is a soft smooth ball.

Flat Chili’s: Use a rolling pin to roll out a 1 cm thick layer of dough. Using a knife cut out chili shapes including a small section at the top for the stork. Lay them out flat onto a baking tray and cook at 200 deg Celsius for around 15 minutes or until firm.

Paint the chili’s starting with the red section and working your way up painting in the green stems and the stork.

Round Chili’s: Using a freehand shaping method mold the chili’s into shape including the stork. Don’t worry about them not matching it will give them more characteristics if each is an individual art piece.

Lay them out flat onto a baking tray and cook at 200 deg Celsius for around 20 minutes or until firm. Then paint them starting with the red section and working your way up painting in the green stem and the stork.

Once they are finished being painted apply a light coat of varnish to give them a glossy shine.

If you are sticking flat ones to glass jar use some Silicon glue or glass glue to adhere if firmly to the Glass jar or bottle.

Add a magnet to the back for a matching fridge magnet.

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Comments

  1. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    Celsius is correct. They will not burn if you cook them for around 15mins.

  2. If you cook them at 200 Celsius they will burn in a few seconds. I think you mean fahrenheit.

  3. think I will poke a hole in them, before I bake them, then string them on a piece of jute to hang them

  4. lovely!

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