Monday, December 10, 2012

makin' it monday // green and glittery salt dough ornaments

being a cheap and easy craft, salt dough ornaments are pretty popular for Christmas. i put our own little twist on a basic recipe to get these beauties; hand-glittered by Norah.

i started with this recipe:
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup water

and then just added green food coloring! super easy.

mix the ingredients together and knead for a few minutes. add small amounts of extra flour as needed until dough doesn't stick to your hands.

roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter to get your shapes. i couldn't decide if i wanted to do red dough shaped like stockings or green shaped like christmas trees so i had norah choose for me :)

line your dough shapes on a non-stick pan. using a straw, poke a hole near the top of your ornament for the string to go through.

bake at 250 degrees for 2 hours

after the ornaments have cooled completely they are safe to decorate! i left ours on the baking sheet to make clean up much easier.

i gave norah a paint brush and elmer's glue, a few tubes of glitter and some gold stars. with some direction and an extra hand norah made these "all by herself!" ;) grandparents, if you're reading this, act surprised when she gives these to you as gifts! :)


after the glue and glitter dried i ran some baker's twine through the hole in the top so the ornaments can be hung. any string or yarn would do!


  1. Can't wait till my girl is old enough to do fun crafts like this!

    1. SO much fun! start her early with homemade finger paints :) it's just cornstarch, water, and food coloring so if she eats some it's ok!

  2. Thanks for posting this, it's just what I was looking for - I needed a weekend craft to make with the kids and it would make a great Grandparents gift too! Yours turned out great, very festive!

    1. thanks, we're using these as grandparent gifts actually ;)

  3. Long time follower, first time commenter. Thank you for posting this, this is awesome! I will have to try this with my girls

    1. thanks dianne! it was a hit with my little one :)