Homemade Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

This is the second year in a row that we’re making homemade ornaments!

It’s so much fun and so easy to do. Mason get’s a kick out of it, especially this year!

The recipe is super easy!

First combine 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of white flour and 1 cup of warm water. Add additional water and flour as necessary so that you can roll the dough into a ball and knead for about 5 minutes without it sticking to your hands!

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Roll it out to about an inch thick and cut your ornaments out or make hand prints and foot prints! You’ll have to do this a couple of times!

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Make holes were you can string the ornaments up and then place them on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for about an hour. You may have to do this for longer but keep a close watch on it. If you do it for too long it will start to bubble.

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This is what they looked like after about 50 minutes. I watched it slowly. Mine were thick especially the hand print one so I had to cook it a little longer

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Leave the ornaments to dry over night and then paint!

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After the paint dries you a black sharpie to mark with the name and year of your little!

We made this one for Elena last year when I was pregnant with her so we had only just added her name this year.

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I love these ornaments and can’t wait to make then again next year for Baby3!

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Comments

    • Christa says

      We’ve had the one for a year and neither has happened. The Elena Ornament is cracked but that’s because I baked it for way too long not due to how old it is. This year I watched it much more closely and didn’t have any cracking issues!

  1. Jessica Parks Wiese says

    These are so cute! I made some last year with my kids, but they didn’t turn out so well. I am pinning this, so I can try again next year. The grandparents love stuff like this!

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