Salt Dough Ornaments Recipe

by melissa

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How to make salt dough ornaments the easy way! You’ll love this best salt dough ornament recipe to create your own homemade Christmas crafts!

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SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS

Are you looking for an easy Christmas craft? Or want to create a Scandinavian Christmas style tree? This recipe for salt dough ornaments is easy and fun! 

Related: 5 Fun Christmas Crafts 

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The wonderful thing about these flour salt ornaments is you probably have everything you need to make them right now! 

Yes, you only need flour, salt and warm water to create these cute Christmas crafts. 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS: 

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Warm water 
  • Rolling pin
  • Christmas cookie cutters
  • Large cookie sheet
  • Baking paper or silicone baking mat 

HOW TO MAKE SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS 

Grab a large bowl and dump in 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt and 1 cup warm water. Add an additional 3/4 to 1 cup of water and mix all the ingredients together until a soft dough forms. 

This recipe for salt dough ornaments is very forgiving, so if it’s too sticky, add some more flour. If it’s too dry, add a little more water. 

You’ll know the dough is ready to roll and cut into shapes when you can tough the dough and it’s not sticky, but a nice, soft ball of dough. No flour is needed to sprinkle on the counter before rolling if the dough is the right consistency. 

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Now for the fun part! Roll out the dough so it’s about 1/3 inch thick. 

Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut shapes out of your homemade Christmas ornaments dough. 

Each batch of salt dough will make between 30 and about 36 ornaments, so make a variety of star, angel, candy cane, and Christmas tree ornaments! 

TO BAKE ORNAMENTS 

Heat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the cut shapes onto a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. 

Be sure to make a small hole in the dough before baking using a skewer or chopstick. This will be where you add string or baker’s twine to your homemade ornament to hang it up. 

Bake for 1 hour. After 60 minutes, check to see if the salt dough is completely dry. You may need a few extra minutes of baking time. 

Be careful not to overbake if you want to leave the diy ornaments natural color. 

 

DECORATING SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS 

Personally, I love the natural look of the dough ornaments just they way they are. But you can definitely paint them, too, if you want a more colorful decorated Christmas tree. 

Use craft paint to add colors, make designs, and personalize ornaments.

Once you are done decorating salt dough ornaments, thread baker’s twine through the hole to create an ornament hanger. 

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OTHER FUN CHRISTMAS IDEAS: 

 

Here’s the salt dough ornaments recipe! Print it out and have so much fun making these. Tag @sofestive on Instagram so I can see your creations! 

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Salt Dough Ornaments


  • Author: melissa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 3 dozen ornaments 1x

Description

Easy salt dough ornaments for your Christmas tree!


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Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 12 cups warm water (I used 1 3/4 cups)
  • Paint (if you want colored ornaments)
  • Baker’s twine
  • Skewer or chopstick to make the hole

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together to make a soft dough. Dough should not be overly sticky. Add more flour or water as necessary. You should not need flour to roll out the dough.
  2. Roll out the dough on a clean surface.
  3. Cut out Christmas shapes.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees F for one hour. Add a few extra minutes if dough is still wet.

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  • Category: Christmas

Keywords: salt dough ornaments, ornaments, salt dough, recipe for salt dough ornaments

Recipe adapted from StyleFitFatty. 

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