DIY Salt Dough Ornaments
- All Purpose Flour (2 cups)Salt (1 cup)Water (3/4 cup- 1 cup)Spray Gourmet Cinnamon Liquid Spice (2 tsp. You can use ground cinnamon instead too)Spray Gourmet Ginger Liquid Spice (2 tsp. You can also use ground ginger as well)Nutmeg (2 tsp)Cloves (2 tsp)Citrus Fresh Essential Oil (10 drops)
The first thing you need to do is mix together your flour, salt, citrus fresh drops, and all the spices. Then, you need to slowly add in your water. Don’t mix it all in at once because you don’t want your consistency to be too sticky.
After it is all mixed together, knead it into a ball on a lightly floured surface. Roll it out with a rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thickness. Then, using cookie cutters, cut out your ornament shapes!
Place the ornaments onto cookie pans and be sure to cut out a hole in each ornament before baking so you can easily attach string or twine to it later. I used a toothpick and moved it around in circular motions until I made a big enough hole.
Now that you have all the ornaments prepared, it’s time to bake them! I preheated my oven to 170 degrees (you want your oven to be on the lowest setting as possible. Then, I baked them for one hour and flipped all of the ornaments over and put them back in the oven for another hour. So it took two hours total to bake them, but the whole house smelled so delicious as I was baking them. So that was another plus to this easy recipe!
Let the ornaments cool completely for a few hours, or overnight even. Once they are cool, you can begin to decorate with them!
You can obviously use them for what they are intended for- ornaments. Or you can be even more creative with them. You could easily make them into a Christmas Garland.
Enjoyed the project?
Resources for this project:See all materials
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
Join the conversation
Ela52948851 on Dec 18, 2022
Hi..so if you use the ground cinnamon and ground ginger won't that turn the dough dark? That's what I liked about this recipe...it's light..I already make the dark ones! I questions you could make these and just omit the cinnamon if you don't want the color. 🤷🏻♀️