How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments (and other Keepsakes)
With only three ingredients, you can easily make these durable, long-lasting Salt Dough Ornaments. Hang them on your Christmas tree or give them to loved ones as inexpensive, handmade gifts.
Course: Homemade Ornaments
Preheat oven to 300°F.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and water until a dough forms.
Knead the dough until it is soft and easy to work with.
Sprinkle flour on a sheet of parchment paper.
Plop the salt dough on the sheet and roll it out with a rolling pin until it's about 1/4" thick for ornaments or 1/2" thick for handprint keepsakes.
Cut shapes in the dough with cookie cutters.
Place cut pieces on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
If using stamps or making handprint ornaments, press the stamp or hand in the dough now.
With a straw, poke a hole in the top of each ornament for hanging.
Bake for about an hour or until the dough is firm and dry.
Let cool completely.
Decorate as you wish!
Cut twine (or ribbon) to desired length. Slide it through the hole at the top of the ornament. Tie the ends of the twine together and knot. This creates a secure loop to hang the salt dough ornament from!
Hang the salt dough ornaments on your Christmas Tree or use as handmade gifts for family and friends.