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!!
- Two Cups Flour (Not Self Rising Flour)
- 1 Cup Salt
- 1 Cup Water (more only if needed)
- A drop or two of Essential Oil. I like Peppermint.
- Holiday Shaped Cookie Cutters
- Wax Paper
- Sheet Pan
- Drinking Straw
- Rolling Pin
- Stamps or anything that can leave desired impression on dough
- Wire Edged Ribbon
- Measure salt and flour in bowl and stir.
- Add water and mix thoroughly.
- Lay some wax paper on your counter and sprinkle flour on it.
- Knead dough until very soft and pliable. Add more flour as needed if sticky.
- Dust rolling pin with flour and roll your dough to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.
- Use your cookie cutters to cut out shapes. I mostly used angels, stars and hearts.
- Place cut out on ungreased sheet pan.
- Using your straw, poke a hole in each cookie to hang ribbon later.
- 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!
- 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.