Nov 19, 2011

Salt Dough Ornaments

I'm working on getting photos posted of the last few things I've finished. Some have been completed for months, it's just difficult to get photos, so they never get posted. It's on my to-do list. But in the meantime..... salt dough ornaments.

Every year, I buy a personalized ornament for our family Christmas tree, and two more for each set of parents. They aren't particularly cheap, so I thought this year I'd try my hand at making my own. They're not quite the professional versions I normally purchase, but I think I like them even better. Isn't handmade always more personal?

In case you'd like to create your own, the recipe is SUPER easy. 1 part each salt and water to 2 parts flour. Mix salt and flour and add water. Mix until doughy, knead on a flat surface using more flour to keep from sticking. You can using cookie cutters or hand-mold. I baked them for about 45 minutes at  200 degrees (they should sound sort of hollow when you tap them). I painted them with regular craft paints. I haven't sealed them yet, but I'll probably get around to that part tomorrow.

I made a few other shapes for the girls to paint, too. Butterflies, snowmen, and candy canes. Fun for kids AND grown-up kids! ;)


  1. These are just adorable!
    Did you use scone cutters for the wreaths?
    And how did you cut out those adorable bows?
    Last Christmas on Kirstie's Homemade Christmas, Kirstie Allsop made some saltdough decorations using alphabet cutters!
    Sue xx

  2. They're sooo cute! Will you post a picture of them when they're all done? Pleeeease? Reminds me of my aunties. :)

  3. yes, how did you make the bow and the wreath?


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