DIY: Salt Dough Ornaments

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28.11.12

How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments text

The holidays have officially begun and my favorite time of the year is in full swing. I’m a big fan of collecting Christmas Ornaments as treasures and keeping them year after year. Each year I like to buy a few ornaments to add to my collection this year I decided to make personalized ornaments and decoration. I all about simple and easy things too make. If it’s too complicated I tend to lose interest. I already shared our simple pompom garland we made.

So with simplicity in mind I turned to salt dough ornaments. These took no time at all to make and were really fun.

How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments

I made the dough by combining  1/2 cup table salt, 1/2 cup water, and 1 cup all-purpose flour into a mixer. Then I rolled the dough out onto my baking surface until it was about 1/4 inch thick.

To make the trees use a Christmas tree stamp (I found mine at Michaels) and green ink on the raw dough. Cut out a triangle around the stamped tree with a knife and punch a hole in the top with a straw. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for approximately 4 hours.

To make the filigree disks cut out in the raw dough with a glass. Punch a hole in the top with a straw and bake. Once cooled decorated the circles by hand drawing the filigree design with a gold sharpie.

Add a string and they’re ready to hang on the Christmas Tree!

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7 comments :

  • Michelle

    These are so beautiful. I remember making a big ugly gingerbread man ornament for the tree when I was a kid but nowhere near as pretty as yours. Then again I probably spent most of the time eating the dough lol :)

    • Maria

      Ha! I bet the gingerbread tastes better than these. My two year old thought it was cookie dough and snuck a taste when I had my back turned. He immediately spit it across the room. I guess that will teach him ;)

  • Cami Pernell

    How long will these last? Can you reuse them each year or will they not survive? Very cool!!!

    • Maria

      Hi Cami, I just made mine so I don’t know from experience but I read online that if you spray them with a sealer like spray polyurethane and keep them in a dry place that they should last for years. Out of the oven they are very hard so I see them lasting for a while.

  • Ellora @ Creatively Southern

    These are so pretty! I love the Christmas tree ornament. I’ve not seen these before and it’s a nice change from the cinnamon ornaments. :) Happy holidays!!

    • Maria

      Thanks Ellora, I’ve never seen cinnamon ornaments. I’ll have to go look for them. Thanks for stopping by.

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