One of my favorite holiday traditions I have with my kids is to make salt dough ornaments. They’re so much fun, and easy, too!
Today, I’m sharing one version of our salt dough ornaments–initials that you can attach to gifts or hang from the tree!
Salt dough Christmas ornaments are such a great holiday tradition! They’re perfect as gifts, or to use as a gift topper!
Here’s what you need to make your own:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 3/4-1 cup water
- Initial cookie cutters
- Mod Podge Sparkle
- Paint for dipping (if desired)
- Twine or ribbon for hanging
Step 1: Make your dough by mixing your flour, salt and water. If your dough is too dry, add a bit more water, if it’s too wet, just add more flour . . . salt dough is very forgiving; it’s hard to mess it up!
Step 2: Roll out your dough and cut out your initials. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Step 3: Use the end of a skewer to poke a hole at the top of each initial for hanging. Bake at 250 degrees for 2-3 hours. Let cool.
Step 4: I decided to dip my ornaments in gold paint (which I added to a cup and mixed with about a tablespoon of water to thin), but you can decorate your ornaments with glitter, craft paint, or anything else your heart desires.
Dip your initials, and let dry on parchment paper.
Step 5: Once dry, add a coat (or more) of Mod Podge (I used Mod Podge Sparkle) to help seal the ornaments and give them a bit of shimmer.
Thanks for reading all about How to Make Initial Christmas Ornaments with Salt Dough! Have a great day!