Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

On a budget this festive season but feeling crafty? Why not make some salt dough Christmas ornaments?!

Painted salt dough Christmas ornaments

Painted salt dough Christmas ornaments

Salt Dough

Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cups table salt (the finer the better)
  • 1 TBSP ground cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup cold water

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 110°C.
  • Mix plain flour, cinnamon and salt in bowl. Make a well in the centre and add oil and water. Mix well.
  • Knead in bowl until dough comes together. Add more flour or water if necessary.
  • Store excess dough in plastic wrap whilst making ornaments. Make ornaments, place on oven tray lined with baking paper.
  • Bake on oven for 2 hours or until firm in centre.
  • Paint as desired.
  • Glue ribbon to back.

Here are some photos of my baked, unpainted salt dough ornaments.

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Unpainted salt dough bell

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Unpainted salt dough candy cane

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Unpainted salt dough Christmas wreath

Xmas-presesnt-pudding-unpainted

Unpainted salt dough present and pudding

 

Here are the ornaments after being painted. I painted the ornaments with spray paint. I first lightly sprayed a coat of gold, followed by a neutral beige. I used cream ribbon and glued them to the back of the ornaments with superglue.

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Painted salt dough ornaments

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Painted salt dough ornaments

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Painted salt dough ornaments

Voila! So simple 🙂 This would make a great Christmas activity for kids. You could roll out the dough and use Christmas shaped cookie cutters if you don’t have time to bother with hand making each ornament.

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