Homemade Salt Dough Ornaments are a great way to enjoy time together as a family during the holidays. I want to share today this Salt Dough Ornament Recipe.
A good recipe makes all the difference in creating a fun tradition and this is the recipe that has worked well for us.
Keep scrolling to find the printable instructions below.
I always become nervous when making the dough. It can easily turn out too dry or too sticky.
This Salt Dough Recipe has turned out perfect every single time.
I haven’t had to add any additional water or wait a long period of time for the ornaments to dry before decorating.
Salt Dough Making Tips
However, I will note that if for some reason your Salt Dough comes out dry, add a little bit of water at a time as you continue to knead the dough.
Don’t add too much water at a time to ensure that the Salt Dough does not become sticky.
There are a variety of Salt Dough Ornament Ideas out there and I plan on sharing a couple of ours this season.
For now, here is a classic, easy, and trusty Salt Dough Ornament Recipe.
Holiday Salt Dough Ornaments
For other holidays, like Easter, be sure to use Easter cookie cutters to create themed ornaments.
You can even use flower-shaped cookie cutters for salt dough Mother’s Day gifts and more.
How to Make a Salt Dough Ornament Recipe and More
Scroll to the bottom of the page for a full list of measurements and printable instructions.
Preheat oven to 250°F. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add flour, salt, and water.
Mix all ingredients together until a dough is formed. Mixing by hand might be easier. On a smooth surface, roll out dough to about 1/4-inch in thickness and smooth out the top.
Bake ornaments for about 2-hours. Ensure that the dough is hardened before removing from the oven and no shiny or sticky parts are left. Bake for additional time if needed.
Remove ornaments and let cool overnight before decorating.
This Salt Dough Ornament Recipe has been so easy to make and we’ve never had an issue with cracking.
Even if we were to ever come across any cracking, I think that homemade ornaments have a great character like that. It shows how it is made with love.
One Last Quick Tip for Salt Dough Ornament Making
Don’t forget to paint over Modge Podge once you are done decorating to let the ornament set and keep.
We love making these to remember handprints, pawprints of our pets, and so much more. Use this tutorial to begin creating your own holiday traditions in your home.
- 2 Cups of Flour
- 1 Cup of Salt
- 1 Cup of Water
- Preheat oven to 250°F.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add flour, salt, and water.
- Mix all ingredients together until a dough is formed. Mixing by hand might be easier.
- On a smooth surface, roll out dough to about 1/4-inch in thickness and smooth out the top.
- Use cookie cutters, handprints, or whatever you like to cut out shapes in the dough. Don't forget to put a hole at the top of each ornament for the ribbon. I use a straw to create one.
- Bake Salt Dough Ornaments for about 2-hours. Ensure that the dough is hardened before removing it from the oven and no shiny or sticky parts are left. Bake for additional time if needed.
- Remove Salt Dough Ornaments and let cool overnight before decorating.
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