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


  • 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


  • 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.


Unpainted salt dough bell


Unpainted salt dough candy cane


Unpainted salt dough Christmas wreath


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.


Painted salt dough ornaments


Painted salt dough ornaments


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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