Our Salt Dough Spiral Calendar Winter Garden is an excellent way to count down to your favorite holiday.
- 1/2 cup table salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup flour
- Glass gems
On a greased cookie sheet, roll dough into a long cylinder. Flatten and form into a spiral. Calculate the number of days from the start of the month to the holiday or the end of the month. Use glass gems to make evenly spaced and unified depressions for each of those days in the dough spiral. The dough expands when baking; when pressing your gems don't be afraid to make the depressions larger.
Bake at 350 degrees until hardened.
Place small sprigs of evergreen underneath and in-between the spiral. Place a gem on the spiral everyday until the holiday arrives.