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salt dough ornaments in the shape of stars

Salt Dough Ornaments

Course diy
Keyword salt dough ornaments
Prep Time 20 minutes
Author Amy



  • If planning on baking them to dry more quickly, preheat your oven to 200°.
  • In a bowl, add flour and salt. Stir. Add water and work together. Start with one cup and then add a little bit at a time until it forms a nice dough ball that isn't too wet.
  • Place dough on a flour surface and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut salt dough ornaments out using a cookie cutter, and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet or baking dish.
  • Cut out holes to hand the ornaments with a straw, pressing it down where you would like and then wiggling it around a little to make it a little bigger.
  • Fix any areas that might have moved out of place when make the holes.
  • Continue to cut out the ornaments, rerolling out the dough, and cutting more until completely out of dough.
  • Bake for a few hours until completely dry. This could take 2-5 hours. Check every once in awhile to see if they are hard or if they still have some doughiness to them.
  • Once the salt dough ornaments are dry, you are free to decorate them as you desire. Paint, add sparkles, pretty ribbons, glue on some pom poms.
  • Add to your tree.


To store: Wrap in tissue paper and store in a box. Ideally, you would use a plastic box. We usually place them in a shoe box and then place them with the other ornaments it a big plastic storage container.