12 Days of Christmas - Day 4: Salt Dough Ornaments

A BIG welcome to Brooke from Get Out of My Head Please.

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She has a fantastic blog where she shares tutorials, craft ideas, giveaways, and much more! Her blog is simply fantastic. If you have a second {or two} after reading her guest post here, go check it out!

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 It's that Time of the year for us to make our Dough Ornaments. We have been making these for about 5 years .
It's a great way to change up your look from year to year and a great way to get the kiddo's involved. But the biggest bonus is ... it saves a lot of money :)

Plus, it's super easy to do!!

Salt Dough Ornaments
You will need:

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1  1/2  Cups warm water 
  • 1 cup salt 
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutters
  • cookie sheets
  • Wire Hangers ( Found mine at the dollar store )

I like to dissolve the salt in the warm water for just a min , then add the flour and knead for about 15 mins.
( it helps to get hands a little damp if it needed) 

Rub some flour on the surface you plan to roll it out on to help it from sticking .

Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4" thick.   

Use holiday cookie cutters to cut out the shapes you want. OR... use a knife to cut shapes if you don't have cutters.
(the owl and small star are from the boys play dough stash. A great resource for some good shapes!)

Make sure to poke a hole in the top of the shapes where you want the hanger to go.  I used the tip of an ink pen to make my holes.

I got about 35 ornaments out of this batch of dough.  

Pre-heat your oven to 325ºF and cook for about 30 mins. 
I let them sit for about 3 hours to cool before painting. 

Now for the FUN! part Create!

Hmmm...... I actually took his paint and rubbed it all over his face! ( oh my Correction! I meant HE not I, I would NOT do that lol )

it's so much fun! I just love it 

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Thanks so much Brooke for sharing this fun idea! In addition to decorating your own tree, why not give some away!? Wouldn't they make a cute gift for a school teacher, or a neighbor? Since it has a hole in the top for hanging, you could simply tie on onto the Christmas gifts you are giving this year with a simple
" the ______ Family"
message on them. So cute!

I can't wait to make some of our own. My kids would love to paint their own ornaments.



  1. nice idea, thanks for sharing...

  2. How fun! Thanks for sharing. Your kids' ornaments turned out really cute!


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