Salt Dough Ornaments
All levels | 28 min 43 sec
Salt Dough Ornaments
Salt dough ornaments have a rustic elegance and can easily be made with common kitchen ingredients. Courtney Cerruti teaches you her favorite recipe for this perfect holiday home activity. These simple "cookie" ornaments can be hung on the tree, strung together with greens for a mantle display, used on a wreath or placed atop a package. Leave them plain for a homespun look, or decorate with paint for a customized palette.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Salt Dough Recipe: 2 cups flour plus extra for dusting, 1 cup fine salt, 1/2- 3/4 warm water - for tan dough add 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • Parchment paper
  • Skewer or tooth pick 
  • Sharp knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Large bowl
  • Baking sheets
  • Spatula
  • Templates cut onto cardstock and/or cookie cutters
  • Oven set to 200 Fahrenheit 
  • For decorating: watercolor or acrylic paint, paint brushes, jar of water
  • Chop sticks (optional) 
  • Wire cutter and paper clips to create a hanging loop (optional)
  • Downloads:
    Learn how to:
    • Make ornaments with salt dough
    • Roll out dough and cut it with templates and/or cookie cutters
    • Bake or air dry the ornaments thoroughly
    • Use a paper clip to make a loop hanger
    • Decorate the ornaments with watercolor and acrylic paint
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    Class Reviews
    93 users recommended this class to a friend
    tessa stone
    good advice
    January 16, 2023
    Jennifer F.
    This looks totally doable. I love how straightforward the instructions are, as well as including plenty of examples and variations in what you could make and how you can choose to follow steps. I especially like the inclusion of cinnamon, the paperclip hooks, and the tip of how to prevent injuries and flying pieces when using the wire cutters for if you choose to use that method for hanging certain shapes.
    January 8, 2023
    rosiland henderson
    More than 3 months ago