Salt Dough Ornaments

by sunshine on December 13, 2011

These remind me of my childhood.  I remember opening up our ornament box each year and digging through to find these.  They were some of my favorite decorations.  A friend mentioned making these the other day and it brought back so many memories.  Something I hadn’t thought about in years!  I look forward to making these next year when our daughter is a little older and can decorate them!

Salt Dough Ornaments


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup warm water


  1. Mix together flour and salt.
  2. Then mix in the warm water.
  3. Mix until you have a dough that is similar in consistency to pie crust.
  4. Take the dough and place it on a floured surface.
  5. Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. If you don’t have cookie cutters you could use a glass to cut circles.
  7. Put the shapes on a cookie sheet.
  8. Then take a straw to put a small hole in each shape where you will insert the ribbon as the ornament hanger. Make sure the hole goes all the way through the dough, because it will close up slightly while baking.
  9. Bake the salt dough ornaments for 4 to 6 hours at 200 degrees or until hardened.
  10. Decorate as desired with acrylic paint, glitter, jewels, etc.

These also make great gift decorations as well.

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