DIY Snowflake Ornaments

Old Traditions Blend with Modern Day Trends

Salt dough is a simple yet beautiful way to adorn spaces and packages around the holidays. Making salt dough ornaments became popular in the 1970s, but the process dates all the way back to ancient Egyptian times. Salt dough has made a comeback in recent years and for good reason—it only requires three ingredients, and the festive end product will last for generations to come. Follow our easy instructions to make your own salt dough creations this holiday season. 

Salt Dough Recipe

*Makes about 12 ornaments


  • Rolling Pin

  • Cookie Cutters 

  • Drinking Straw

  • Cookie Sheet

  • Parchment Paper

  • Lettered Stamps (optional)

  • Acrylic Sealer

  • Bakers Twine


  • 1 cup All Purpose White Flour

  • ½ cup Table Salt

  • ½ cup Water (give or take)

  • 4 ounces White Acrylic Paint 


  1. Mix together flour and salt. Add ¼ cup water and paint (if you want a white dough, otherwise you may leave it out). Stir to mix. If needed, slowly add more water until you reach a pizza dough consistency. Finally, remove dough from the bowl and knead on a floured surface until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Add more flour if too sticky, add more water if too dry.

  2. To make ornaments, use a rolling pin to roll dough to ½—¼ inch thick. 

  3. Use a cookie cutter to create snowflake shapes. Use a straw to poke a hole at the top of each snowflake to allow a space to thread the twine after baking. 

  4. Place ornaments on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours until dry. Flip ornaments every 30 minutes for a faster bake.

  5. Once cooled, add decorative touches with lettered stamps, acrylic paint or Sharpie markers. Finally, spray one side of the ornament with an acrylic seal. Let dry, flip and spray the other side.

  6. Once dried completely, thread twine through the hole. Hang from tree or add to gift boxes as gift tags.

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