Custom ornaments are one of my favorite things to make with my kids during holidays. These no-bake salt dough ornaments are easy to make with the whole family — all you need are a few basic household ingredients to whip up a batch. Costing less than $10 in supplies, they are budget friendly, too!
Things You'll Need
- 2 cups all-purpose bleached flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil (optional)
- Mixing bowl
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutters
- Cookie sheet or flat, strong surface
- Parchment paper
- Paint markers and stamps for decorating
- 3mm suede lace
This recipe makes 10-12 medium ornaments.
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Add 2 cups all-purpose flour to a mixing bowl.
Add 1 cup of salt.
Pour 1 cup of warm water over the dry ingredients. Stir the mixture until it's well combined.
If the dough is sticky, add 1 tablespoon cooking oil.
Roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it's about 1/4-inch thick.
Cut dough with cookie cutters into desired shapes.
Use a straw to create holes for hanging.
Remove excess dough from around ornaments and roll out the remaining dough to make additional ornaments. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the ornaments on the paper to dry.
Flip ornaments every 24 hours until dry. The drying process will take 3-4 days depending on humidity.
Decorate! Use holiday stamps and an ink pad to create rustic, vintage-looking designs. You can also decorate them with paint or paint pens to create custom ornaments.
Cut 8-inch long pieces of suede lace for each ornament. Thread through ornament holes and tie a knot to secure.
Your ornaments are ready to hang on your tree or give as personalized gifts. This is a fun, easy craft project the whole family can enjoy together!
Salt dough ornaments can be fragile, pack with tissue in a gift box or when storing.