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Snowflake Ornaments

Old Traditions with Modern Day Twists

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. Making salt dough ornaments is a holiday tradition that we have been doing since I was a kid in the ‘80s, and now I enjoy with my kids.

Salt dough has made a comeback in recent years for good reason—it only requires three ingredients, and the festive end product will last for years to come. We still pull out the salt dough ornaments I made as a kid and place them on our tree each year. I love new ways to reinvent old traditions.That is exactly what I did here with these lovely Snowflake Salt Dough Ornaments.

 Salt Dough Recipe

*Makes about 12 ornaments


1 cup All Purpose White Flour

½ cup Table Salt

½ cup Water (give or take)

4oz White Acrylic Paint


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. 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.

To make ornaments, use a rolling pin to roll dough to ½ to ¼ inch thick. 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 your twine after baking. 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. 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. Once dried completely, thread twine through the hole created before baking. Hang from your tree or add to your gift boxes as gift tags.

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Supplies Needed:

Rolling Pin

Cookie Cutters (optional)

Plastic or Metal Straw

Cookie Sheet

Parchment Paper

Lettered Stamps

Acrylic Sealer

Bakers Twine