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Christmas Craft – Salt Dough Ornaments

Christmas Craft – Salt Dough Ornaments


By Donna Miller



I LOVE Christmas and really enjoy decorating and crafting in anticipation!!

Here is a Salt Dough Ornament Recipe that you can cut shapes out of and hang with pretty ribbon when they are fully dry!!


  1. Two Cups Flour (Not Self Rising Flour)
  2. 1 Cup Salt
  3. 1 Cup Water (more only if needed)
  4. A drop or two of Essential Oil. I like Peppermint.
  5. Holiday Shaped Cookie Cutters
  6. Wax Paper
  7. Sheet Pan
  8. Drinking Straw
  9. Rolling Pin
  10. Stamps or anything that can leave desired impression on dough
  11. Wire Edged Ribbon


  1. Measure salt and flour in bowl and stir.
  2. Add water and mix thoroughly.
  3. Lay some wax paper on your counter and sprinkle flour on it.
  4. Knead dough until very soft and pliable. Add more flour as needed if sticky.
  5. Dust rolling pin with flour and roll your dough to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.
  6. Use your cookie cutters to cut out shapes. I mostly used angels, stars and hearts.
  7. Place cut out on ungreased sheet pan.
  8. Using your straw, poke a hole in each cookie to hang ribbon later.
  9. Using stamp (or anything to leave desire impression), press lightly into top of dough. I used the designed side of a flat plastic snowflake shaped ornament. It worked perfectly for me!
  10. At this point, you can either bake at 200 degrees for several hours or let air dry. I let mine air dry, turning them once a day, for one to two weeks. (Mine were thicker than 1/4 inch) I wanted my ornaments to remain completely white and didn’t want any browned edges. Drying time depends on how thick your rolled your ornaments out!

I have seen where other people have painted their ornaments with acrylic paint and even sealed them with protective varnish. That is a personal choice for you! I leave mine as is and just thread pretty wired ribbon through the hole to hang.



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