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Snowflake Ornaments

Old Traditions Meet Modern Day Trends

Salt dough, or dough art as we refer to it in our family, is a simple yet beautiful way to adorn spaces around the holidays. Using salt dough is an old tradition, but one that has made a comeback recently. And for a good reason—it requires only three ingredients, but the festive end product will last for years.

I love that old traditions can live throughout the decades as we find ways to reinvent them with current-day trends. That is precisely what I did here with these lovely Snowflake Salt Dough Ornaments. I hope you follow along to make some yourself this holiday season and start a new tradition with your family and friends. 

Salt Dough Recipe

*Makes about 12 ornaments


  • Rolling Pin

  • Cookie Cutters (optional)

  • Plastic or Metal Straw

  • Cookie Sheet

  • Parchment Paper

  • Lettered Stamps

  • Acrylic Sealer

  • Bakers Twine


  • 1 cup All Purpose White Flour

  • ½ cup Table Salt

  • ½ cup Water (give or take)

  • 4 oz White Acrylic Paint 


  1. Mix flour and salt.

  2. Add ¼ cup water and paint (if you want white dough, otherwise you may leave it out). Stir to mix. If needed, slowly add more water until you reach a pizza dough consistency.

  3. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead on a floured surface until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Add more flour if too sticky, and add more water if too dry.

  4. To make ornaments, use a rolling pin to roll dough to ½- to ¼-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to create snowflake shapes.

  5. Use a straw to poke a hole at the top of each snowflake to allow a space to thread your twine after baking. 

  6. 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.

  7. Once cooled, add decorative touches with lettered stamps, acrylic paint or Sharpie markers.

  8. Finally, spray one side of the ornament with an acrylic seal. Let dry, flip and spray the other side.

  9. Once dried thoroughly, thread twine through the hole created before baking. Hang them from your tree or add them to your gift boxes as gift tags.

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