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Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

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I can’t believe that it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas decorations! The holidays sneak up on me every single year, so why not get started a little early this time around? If you’ve ever attempted to make Salt Dough Christmas ornaments, you will know how easy and fun they are. If you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time with these Salt Dough Christmas Decorations!

These salt dough ornaments are so easy to create and would make the perfect Christmas gift to give out to teachers and co-workers. Kids can make these Salt Dough Christmas Decorations themselves and they will turn out beautifully every time. Switch it up to personalize it or make it just like the tutorial!

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We just love how simple these salt dough christmas decorations are! These would make perfect handmade Christmas gifts for grandparents, teachers or parents! Even preschoolers and toddlers can help make them and parents can bake them and package as gifts.

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Just a friendly reminder to keep these out of reach of pets (they can be toxic to dogs especially) and small children that would want to put them in their mouths.

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Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

Here’s what you will need:

Directions to Make Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

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Begin by mixing the flour and salt together.

Add the water until it starts to form a dough.

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If it feels a little dry, you can add more water a tablespoon at a time.

Knead the dough until it forms a soft ball. Roll it out to about 1/2 inch in thickness.

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Cut out star shapes using a small and large star cookie cutter.

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Place the salt dough shapes on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees F for about 2 hours (adults should do this part), or until the dough is completely dried out.

Next, thread some narrow ribbon through some bells.

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Tie the ribbon onto the star so that the bell is in the center.

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And now you have the sweetest salt dough star ornaments!

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Hang some from the tree or attach them to gifts. You can even put names and dates on the back before you bake them. The possibilities are endless!

Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

You can print the recipe here for later!

Salt Dough Christmas Ornament
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Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Water maybe a little more
  • Star Cookie Cutters
  • Ribbon
  • Bells

Instructions

  1. Begin by mixing the flour and salt together.
  2. Add the water until it starts to form a dough
  3. If it feels a little dry, you can add more water a tablespoon at a time.
  4. Knead the dough until it forms a soft ball. Roll it out to about 1/2 inch in thickness.
  5. Cut out star shapes using a small and large star cookie cutter.
  6. Place the salt dough shapes on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees F for about 2 hours, or until the dough is completely dried out.
  7. Next, thread some narrow ribbon through some bells.
  8. Tie the ribbon onto the star so that the bell is in the center.
  9. And now you have the sweetest salt dough star ornaments!

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And if you love these handmade Salt Dough Ornaments be sure to also see these Handprint Salt Dough Ornaments.

Handprint Ornament

This Handprint Christmas Tree would make a beautiful gift for Christmas or for a table centerpiece! It would even be fun for a whole classroom to make together.

Handprint Christmas Tree

11 comments on “Salt Dough Christmas Decorations”

  1. Can the ornaments be painted? If so what kind of paint?

  2. Can you make the dough and then put in fridge to use later?

    • Putting it in the fridge for less than a day should be fine but it will make the dough hard so you’ll need to let it sit out for awhile to get back to room temperature before trying to work with it.

  3. Can this dough be layered, then baked? I want to put students initials on top.

  4. About how many ornaments does one batch make? I have 19 students and would like to make this with them.

  5. These homemade ornaments are adorable and I can’t wait to try them with my grandsons!

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