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DIY Salt Dough Ornament

DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

Bring a classic Christmas craft to your home this season! Salt dough ornaments have been a holiday family favorite for decades. The simple-to-make dough uses 3 non-toxic ingredients that make it great for tiny elves or pets that may be helping. Bring out your family’s creative side with different design options such us a hand-print memory, cookie-cutter shapes, or Christmas tree garlands. Customize your ornaments with paint and glitter to finish off the look. Follow the directions below or click the link to get started! 


  • 4 Cups All-purpose flour 

  • 1 Cup Table salt (acts as a preservative) 

  • 1 ½ Cups Warm water (make sure it’s WARM) 

  • Mod Podge/Spray Acrylic to seal (optional) 

Recommended Supplies: 

  • Mixing bowl and large spoon

  • Parchment paper

  • Rolling pin

  • Cookie cutters

  • Straw or toothpick—for poking a hole for the ornaments to hang from

  • Optional: paint, glitter, markers

  • Ribbon—for hanging the ornaments


Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Use rolling pin to roll out dough about ¼” thick. Use hands or cookie cutters to create desired shapes. Lay all the cut-out ornaments on a baking sheet with wax paper. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Let them completely cool. Use decorative supplies to create a festive look, add ribbon to hang and enjoy!  

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