Homemade Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

I love the look of homemade Christmas ornaments. Yet, I had never made Homemade Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments.  I guess I was intimidated by them a little… I don’t know why? It is just like cookie dough, right?  After seeing tons of pins on Pinterest for Homemade salt dough Christmas ornaments, I finally got up the courage to try to make them.

Homemade salt dough Christmas ornaments recipe

 What you need:

  •  1 cup salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1cup water

(I found many different recipes for salt dough, but this is the one that I used.)

How you make your Homemade Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments:

  • Mix your salt, flour, and water until  the ingredients form into a smooth dough
  •  Roll out your dough and cut with a cookie cutter into your desired shape!
  • To dry the dough, place on a cookie sheet and bake in a 250 F oven for at least 3 hours. (flipping them half way through)
  • Let cool and decorate with paint or leave plain. ( at the end of this post I have included some websites that have varying decoration ideas!)

The Verdict:

I have to admit that I am rather fond of the homemade cinnamon ornaments, however I think I have found a new ornament to add to my favorites list! These ornaments were as easy to make as a sugar cookie…Well even easier! I love the way that they turned out and I can not wait to make more next year! I think that you could even use this dough to make a homemade gift tag for a DIY Christmas gift! I also love that you can make them safe for children and pets. (depending on the way you decorate them)

There are a few different ways that you can decorate your homemade salt dough Christmas ornaments. Here are a few of the sites that I looked at while on my search of Pinterest…




and oleanderandpalm.com

Thanks to all of you for the inspiration!


Update: I realized that I didn’t mention that I used All-Purpose flour…Sorry! :)


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    • Miranda says

      The recipes I found on pinterest point out to use regular all-purpose flour. However, I also noticed where one person says she used whole wheat flour and it turned out just fine.

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