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.
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!)
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…
Thanks to all of you for the inspiration!
Update: I realized that I didn’t mention that I used All-Purpose flour…Sorry!