Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments

Marla Meridith

December 13, 2014



Looking for a fun + crafty project to do with the kids this weekend? Salt Dough Ornaments are so fun & super easy…a great way to personalize the holidays!

I’m sure most of you have prettied up your Christmas trees all ready, but if you wish to add some more embellishments these Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments are the answer! They make super cool gift tags too…

Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments | DIY pretties for your tree! MarlaMeridith.com

So how do you make salt dough anyways?

The dough is 2 parts water to 1 part salt. You add just enough water to make a firm (not gooey, sticky dough.) After that, roll the dough nice & thin, then cut pretty shapes out of it. Pop a hole in each ornament with a straw.

Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments | DIY pretties for your tree! MarlaMeridith.com

Bake the ornaments at 200 degrees F for 2-3 hours (depends on how thick you rolled the dough.) You will know when they are done ~ they will be hard to the touch.

Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments | DIY pretties for your tree! MarlaMeridith.com

After the dough is baked it’s time to paint!

Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments | DIY pretties for your tree! MarlaMeridith.com

Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments | DIY pretties for your tree! MarlaMeridith.com

We used acrylics (they dry super quickly) & then we topped them with sparkly Mod Podge.

Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments | DIY pretties for your tree! MarlaMeridith.com

If you need to keep the kiddos super busy then this is the perfect craft! If you love to be crafty then have fun making some of your own…

Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments | DIY pretties for your tree! MarlaMeridith.com

Happy crafting!

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9 Comments
  • Stephanie
    Posted at 14:43h, 13 December

    How cute! I love making salt dough ornaments!

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:33h, 13 December

      Thanks! Aren’t they soon fun! So many pattern & color themes you can do too 😉

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 14:58h, 13 December

    I bet your kiddos loved making these, so fun!

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:34h, 13 December

      Hi Laura! Yes…..they really did have the BEST time!! xx

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 14:59h, 13 December

    Well aren’t you just the crafty one! Come over here…I need some help on that front 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:33h, 13 December

      Ha! It really felt good to indulge that side of my personality! The kids had a blast doing this. Didn’t even have to bribe them!! xx

  • Diane
    Posted at 03:53h, 14 December

    What a great idea for ornaments and so much cheaper than buying them. Have a merry Christmas and all the best for 2015. Diane

    • Marla
      Posted at 11:21h, 14 December

      You too Diane!! Thank you 🙂

  • Jenny Flake
    Posted at 04:43h, 15 December

    Love this idea Marla!!! So fun with the kids!

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