Friday, December 9, 2011

Salt Dough Ornaments

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A few days ago we made our annual batch of salt dough ornaments.

These are really the easiest tree decorations to make! I've reposted my original tutorial from last year below.

If you do decide to make some, please feel free to email me a photo or two and I'll link back to you!

This is an easy weekend ornament project. 

What you'll need:
1 cup salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
cookie cutters
1 chopstick (to make hole in dough)
tempera paint in many colors

Mix everything together until the dough is formed. You may need to keep adding flour little by little until it's no longer sticky. 

We used cookie cutters (both Christmas-themed and Star Wars-themed) to mold dough into shapes. 

Using the chopstick, place a hole at the top of the dough ornament.

Place in microwave and begin zapping on high in 30-second increments until ornament is hardened. For most ornaments, this took about a minute and thirty seconds. The uber-thick ones took about two minutes.

     Wait for ornament to cool and then paint.

   Let dry and add string to hang from tree! 


  1. I love salt dough ornaments! We have a bunch of star ones that we put gold glitter all over. Very cute.

  2. i just made these with my 2 year old! he had SO much fun and i love that they harden in the microwave.

  3. I am so glad you likey! Happy to take a photo of yours and lnk back to your blog if you'd like! Just send me an email (See left sidebar)


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